15 Postseason Foes Highlight Washington Men's Basketball Schedule
Aug. 15, 2007
SEATTLE - Eight home games against NCAA Tournament teams and the NIT Season Tip-Off are featured in the 2007-08 University of Washington men's basketball schedule announced Wednesday by Coach Lorenzo Romar.
The Huskies play at least 14 games against 2007 NCAA Tournament competitors, including two meetings with Final Four qualifier UCLA. The defending Pac-10 champion Bruins visit Bank of America Arena, Feb. 10.
'Our schedule has turned out to be one with a lot of balance,' Romar remarked. 'We have some tough road games. We play some quality opponents and are participating in a quality tournament, the preseason NIT. We also play a number of home games in front of our fans.
'We really like the schedule, however it is going to be one that is very difficult. We've got to be ready to play.
Eighteen regular-season games will be played at Bank of America Arena where UW posted a 17-2 record in 2007. Washington opens the season with a pair of exhibition games, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. against Concordia (Ore.) and Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. against Seattle Pacific.
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The regular season commences with back-to-back doubleheaders in the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off at Bank of America Arena. The Huskies are hosting the West Regional that opens Nov. 13 with Utah vs. High Point at 5 p.m. Pacific Time followed by UW and New Jersey Tech at 8 p.m.
The winners clash, Nov. 14 following a consolation game between the first-day losers. The West Regional champion earns a trip to New York for a semifinal contest on Nov. 21 at Madison Square Garden. The consolation and championship games are slated for Nov. 23.
Highlighting the non-conference home slate are visits from NCAA Tournament participants Long Beach State (Nov. 26) and Pittsburgh (Dec. 8). The Panthers, from the Big East Conference, advanced to the Sweet 16.
Portland State plays in Seattle on Dec. 18. The Vikings are coached for the third season by Ken Bone, who served as an assistant for three years on the Washington staff from 2003-05.
Other non-conference home games include visits from Eastern Washington (Nov. 18), Portland (Dec. 15), Cal State Northridge (Dec. 22) and Idaho State (Dec. 31).
The Huskies venture away from Seattle twice for non-conference encounters. Both times they meet formidable foes. Washington visits Oklahoma State, a postseason NIT qualifier, on Dec. 1 as part of the Pac-10/Big 12 series. On Dec. 29, UW plays at LSU.
'It will be close to being up there with the schedule we had when we were a No. 1 seed in the country,' Romar said. 'This year we've got Oklahoma State, LSU, Pitt and the preseason NIT. We will be tested at home and we have some challenging road games.'
Washington begins Pac-10 play at home, Jan. 5 against Washington State.
The Huskies return four starters from the 2007 team that registered a 19-13 record and capped the regular-season with a 61-51 victory over second-ranked UCLA on March 3. The Huskies finished seventh in the Pac-10 with in 8-10 record. Heading the list of returnees is first-team All-Pac-10 selection Jon Brockman, a 6-foot-7 junior forward.
For information regarding men's basketball season tickets, please contact the Husky Ticket Office on-line (www.gohuskies.com) or by telephone (206-543-2200).
2007-08 WASHINGTON MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Day, Date, Opponent, Site
Sun., Oct. 28, CONCORDIA (exhibition), Seattle
Mon., Nov. 5, SEATTLE PACIFIC (exhibition), Seattle
Tue. & Wed., Nov. 13-14, NIT SEASON TIP-OFF, Seattle
Tue., Nov. 13
West Regional Game 1 - Utah vs. High Point
West Regional Game 2 - New Jersey Tech vs. Washington
Wed., Nov. 14
West Regional Consolation Game
West Regional Championship Game
Sun., Nov. 18, EASTERN WASHINGTON, Seattle
Wed. & Fri., Nov. 21 & 23, NIT Season Tip-Off, New York, N.Y.
Wed., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 23
Mon., Nov. 26, LONG BEACH STATE, Seattle
Sat., Dec. 1, at Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Ok.
Sat., Dec. 8, PITTSBURGH, Seattle
Sat., Dec. 15, PORTLAND, Seattle
Tue., Dec. 18, PORTLAND STATE, Seattle
Sat., Dec. 22, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE, Seattle
Sat, Dec. 29, at LSU, Baton Rouge, La.
Mon., Dec. 31, IDAHO STATE, Seattle
Sat., Jan. 5, *WASHINGTON STATE, Seattle
Thu., Jan. 10, *at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sat., Jan. 12, *at USC, Los Angeles, Calif.
Thu., Jan. 17, *OREGON, Seattle
Sat., Jan. 19, *OREGON STATE, Seattle
Thu., Jan. 24, *at Arizona State, Tempe, Ariz.
Sat., Jan. 26, *at Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Thu., Jan. 31, *STANFORD, Seattle
Sat., Feb. 2, *CALIFORNIA, Seattle
Thu., Feb. 7, *USC, Seattle
Sun., Feb. 10, *UCLA, Seattle
Thu., Feb. 14, *at Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Sat., Feb. 16, *at Oregon State, Corvallis, Ore.
Thu., Feb. 21, *ARIZONA, Seattle
Sat., Feb. 23, *ARIZONA STATE, Seattle
Thu., Feb. 28, *at Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.
Sat., Mar. 1, *at California, Berkeley, Calif.
Sat., Mar. 8, *at Washington State, Pullman, Wash.
Wed.-Sat., Mar. 12-15, at Pac-10 Tournament
Staples Center; Los Angeles, Calif.
All Home Games played in Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
* Pacific-10 Conference Game
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