Maui Invitational Highlights Exciting 2010-11 Hoops Schedule
June 7, 2010
SEATTLE -- The University of Washington men's basketball schedule was released to the public today and once again it will feature a strong lineup of teams to help prepare the Huskies for their quest at a third-consecutive run in the NCAA Tournament.
Besides a full Pac-10 slate, the schedule will feature a trip to Hawai'i, two games in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series and a return to Seattle's Key Arena. Overall, Washington is scheduled to play 16 regular season games at Hec Edumundson Pavilion, three in Lahaina, Maui and 11 contests on the road. Add in at least one Pac-10 Tournament game, and Washington will play a minimum of 31 games during the season.
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The Huskies will open up with an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 6 against St. Martin's before starting the regular season on Nov. 13 against McNeese State. They will then play cross-state Eastern Washington at home before heading to Hawai'i for the Maui Invitational. Who Washington will face during the pre-Thanksgiving tournament in Hawai'i is undecided, but scheduled to play at the Lahaina Civic Center during the three days is Kentucky, Michigan State, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wichita State and host Chaminade.
Washington will return from the islands and face Long Beach State on Nov. 30 before welcoming Texas Tech to Seattle for the first of two Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series games. Before Washington heads to Texas A&M to face the Aggies on Dec. 11 for the second of those Hardwood Series games, they will host Portland on Dec. 6.
Coach Lorenzo Romar's squad will then play San Francisco on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Bank of America Arena before ending their pre-Pac-10 season with the first of a home-away-home series against Nevada on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Washington will play in Nevada during 2011 and the Wolfpack will again return to Seattle in 2012.
The Huskies will open up the Pac-10 schedule in Los Angeles with a Dec. 29 game at USC and then a New Year's Eve game at UCLA. Oregon is scheduled to be Washington's first conference home game on Jan. 6. Washington will end the Pac-10 slate with three-straight games at home, hosting Washington State on Feb. 26, UCLA on March 3 and celebrating Senior Day on March 5 against USC.
Mixed among the Pac-10 schedule is a game against former Husky assistant Cameron Dollar and his Seattle University team at Key Arena on Feb. 22. It will be Washington's first game at Key Arena since November of 2000.