Women's Basketball Announces 2007-08 Schedule

Aug. 9, 2007

SEATTLE -- First-year head coach Tia Jackson announced the 2007-08 schedule for the Washington women's basketball team, Thursday, a slate that features seven NCAA Tournament teams from last year highlighted by home contests with Big-10 perennial powers Ohio State and Purdue.

The Huskies' non-conference schedule features road contests at 2007 NCAA participants Gonzaga (first round) and Boise State (first round), as well as trips to Kansas State and the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. On the home docket are the previously mentioned games with Ohio State (first round) and Elite Eight team Purdue, in addition to the annual Husky Classic and match-ups with UC Irvine and Pepperdine. The always competitive Pac-10 schedule is highlighted by contests with NCAA Elite Eight squad Arizona State, and 2007 NCAA qualifiers Stanford (second round) and California (first).

'Our schedule for the upcoming season is competitive, exciting and challenging,' Jackson said. 'We are energized about the wonderful opportunities we will face early on - opportunities that will help us learn about who we are as a team.'

The first chance Husky fans will have to see Washington under the direction of Jackson will be a pair of exhibitions at Bank of America Arena on the UW campus. UW will take on Love and Basketball (Sat., Nov. 3) and Seattle Pacific (Tue., Nov. 6). Jackson's first official game as a head coach will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Kansas State, with the season-opening road trip to continue at cross-state non-conference rival Gonzaga (Mon. Nov. 12).

From there the Huskies will head to Honolulu and the campus of the University of Hawai'i for the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic (Fri., Nov. 16 - Sun., Nov. 18). The Huskies will face the host Rainbow Wahine, as well as Northern Arizona and UC Davis.

Washington will make its official home debut hosting the Husky Classic at Bank of America Arena, Friday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 25. The Huskies' first round opponent will be Weber State, with the other two teams taking part in the tournament being Idaho and Arkansas State. The month of December sees UW hosting four non-conference games with UC Irvine (Sun., Dec. 2), Pepperdine (Tue., Dec. 4), Ohio State (Sun., Dec. 16) and Purdue (Fri., Dec. 21). Mixed in will be road game at Boise State, Fri., Dec. 7.

'Our preseason games will show us what we need to do in order to prepare for the always challenging Pac-10 schedule,' Jackson said. 'We are looking forward to the support of our loyal fan base, with hopes that they - along with many of their friends - will come out in full force to support us and help build momentum as we gear toward Pac-10 action. They will be treated to a tremendous home schedule, showcasing the buzz of Husky women's basketball in Bank of America Arena. '

The Huskies will certainly be challenged right off the bat when the turn the corner into Pac-10 play, opening conference action on the road at Cal (Fri., Dec. 28) and Stanford (Sun., Dec. 30). After another road game at cross-state rival Washington State (Sat., Jan. 5), UW will return to Seattle for its Pac-10 home debut hosting UCLA (Thur., Jan. 10) and USC (Sat., Jan. 12). Other notable home games on the conference slate include Arizona State (Thur., Jan. 24), Washington State (Sat., Feb. 2) and Oregon (Fri., Feb. 15). Like they opened Pac-10 play, the Huskies will end it hosting Stanford (Fri., Feb. 29) and California (Sun., March 2).

The Pac-10 Tournament will take place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., March 7-10, with the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament tipping off the weekend of March 22.

Season tickets for the 2007-08 Husky women's basketball season are available now online at GoHuskies.com or by calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206-543-2200. Season ticket prices are $192 for reserved seats and $96 for general admission. Five-game plans are also on sale, with fans being able to choose tickets to any five games and receiving a complimentary admission to a non-conference game. Five-game ticket plans run $50.

2007-08 Washington Women's Basketball Schedule
Tentative - Times and Dates Subject To Change
Times Local To Site

Sat., Nov. 3 vs. Love & Basketball (exhibition), 2 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 6 vs. Seattle Pacific (exhibition), 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 at Kansas State, tba
Mon., Nov. 12 at Gonzaga, 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 16 at Hawaii (Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic), 5 p.m. (HT)
Sat., Nov. 17 vs. Northern Arizona (Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic), 5 p.m. (HT)
Sun., Nov. 18 vs. UC Davis (Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic), 3 p.m. (HT)
Fri., Nov. 23 - Idaho vs. Arkansas State (Husky Classic), 12 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 23 vs. Weber State (Husky Classic), 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 25 - Consolation Game (Husky Classic) 12 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 25 - Championship Game (Husky Classic) 2 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 2 vs. UC Irvine, 2 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 4 vs. Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 7 at Boise State, 7 p.m. (MT)
Sun., Dec. 16 vs. Ohio State, 2 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 21 vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 28 at California, tba*
Sun., Dec. 30 at Stanford, tba*
Sat., Jan. 5 at Washington State, tba*
Thur., Jan. 10 vs. UCLA, 7 p.m.*
Sat., Jan. 12 vs. USC, 2 p.m. *
Thur., Jan. 17 at Oregon State, tba*
Sat., Jan. 19 at Oregon, tba*
Thur., Jan. 24 vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m. *
Sat., Jan. 26 vs. Arizona, 2 p.m. *
Sat., Feb. 2 vs. Washington State, 2 p.m. *
Fri., Feb. 8 at USC, tba*
Sun., Feb. 10 at UCLA, tba*
Fri., Feb. 15 vs. Oregon, 7 p.m. *
Sun., Feb. 17 vs. Oregon State, 2 p.m. *
Thur., Feb. 21 at Arizona, tba*
Sat., Feb. 23 at Arizona State, tba*
Fri., Feb. 29 vs. Stanford, 7 p.m. *
Sun., March 2 vs. California, 2 p.m. *
March 7-10, Pac-10 Tournament, HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.

* - indicates Pac-10 Conference Game
Homes games in bold played at Bank of America Arena

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