Washington To Face Mountaineers In Sweet 16

March 21, 2010

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SEATTLE - The University of Washington men's basketball team, fresh off its convincing victory over third-seeded New Mexico, will face another challenge Thursday when it plays second-seeded West Virginia in the NCAA Sweet 16 in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

The game time is expected to be set this evening, once CBS-TV determines its broadcast schedule. Tickets are currently on sale through the Husky Ticket Office and more information on the process to obtain tickets is available by clicking here.

Thursday's game will feature a live television broadcast by CBS-TV, as well as a national radio broadcast by Westwood One Radio Network. The Washington ISP Sports Network broadcast, featuring Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton, will be heard throughout the Pacific Northwest on its usual network of stations - which is anchored by Seattle-based 950 KJR AM. A live Gametracker and FREE live stream will also be available on GoHuskies.com through CBS Sports and NCAASports.com.

11th-seeded Washington enters the game with a 26-9 overall record and a nine-game win streak. The Huskies won the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament with a thrilling 79-75 championship game victory over Cal, then defeated Marquette (80-78) and New Mexico (82-64) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The UW has won 14 of its last 16 games.

West Virginia, the East region's second-seeded team, is ranked sixth nationally and owns a 29-6 overall record. The Mountaineers have won eight straight games and 10 of their last 12 and won the Big East Conference Tournament with a 60-58 victory over Georgetown. WVU went 13-5 and finished second to Syracuse in the Big East regular season.

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