Arizona will once again be challenged in the non-conference portion of its schedule next season.

The Wildcats are reportedly going to play Michigan State on Thanksgiving Day in Palm Springs, California. MSU coach Tom Izzo hinted at the matchup on Wednesday when he met with reporters. WildcatAuthority’s Jason Scheer reported it will happen.

Adding the Spartans to the schedule means the defending Pac-12 champs will face top teams from the ACC, Big Ten, and SEC next season.

The Wildcats have already announced a home-and-home with Duke that is set to begin this season. This year’s game will take place at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Nov. 10. Arizona is also reportedly facing Alabama in a neutral site game in Phoenix on Dec. 20.

Arizona, 28-7 last season, has been more than willing to schedule big games against big names under coach Tommy Lloyd.

They faced Tennessee, Indiana, Creighton, and San Diego State in the non-conference slate last season. In Lloyd’s debut campaign, Arizona played Wichita State, Michigan, Illinois, and Tennessee all away from McKale Center.

The Spartans went 21-13 this past season, advancing to the Sweet 16 before losing to 3-seed Kansas State. MSU stands to return last year’s leading scorer, Tyson Walker (14.8 points a game), as well as AJ Hoggard (12.9 ppg) and Malik Hall (8.9 ppg). The Spartans will also add a 2023 signing class that ranks No. 3 in the country.