Women's Basketball Announces Updated 2003-2004 Schedule

Oct. 2, 2003

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SEATTLE - Washington women's basketball announced its updated 2003-2004 schedule today, a slate that features nine regular season televised games including four to a national audience.

Among the Huskies' opponents this year will be five teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, including regional finalist Texas Tech and regional semifinalists Notre Dame and Colorado, as well as two opponents that played in the 2003 WNIT.

Washington's game with Notre Dame on Sun., Dec. 7, (1 p.m.) at Bank of America Arena in Seattle will be one of three home contests nationally televised by Fox Sports Net. Additional home games include the Huskies' Sat., Jan. 24 game with Washington State (2 p.m.) and their regular season finale with Arizona, Sat., Feb. 28 (1 p.m.). The fourth contest televised nationally by Fox Sports Net will be Washington's game at UCLA, Sun., Jan. 11 (12 p.m.).

Five more games will be televised locally by Fox Sports Northwest. Included on that list are home contests with Texas Tech, Fri., Dec. 19, (7:30 p.m.) and Stanford, Sun., Jan. 4, (4 p.m.). Also televised will be UW's home game with Oregon State, Sat., Jan. 17, (5 p.m.) and a road game with Washington State in Pullman, Sat., Feb. 21, (1 or 3 p.m.). Additionally, one more road game has the potential to be picked up by Fox Sports Net as a wildcard selection, the Feb. 14 contest at Oregon (2 p.m.).

Washington opens the season in Honolulu, Hawai'i, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Classic, Nov. 22-23. UW will face Maine in the first round of the tournament, while host Hawaii will counter with Lipscomb in the other first round game. The Huskies will then return home to host their own tournament at Bank of America Arena, the Seattle Times Classic, Nov. 28-29. UW's first-round opponent will be cross-state rival Gonzaga Fri., Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., while Yale and Oklahoma round out the four-team field.

The non-conference schedule provides the Huskies with some formidable competition. In addition to home games with Notre Dame and Texas Tech, UW will host Denver, Tues., Dec. 16, (7 p.m.) and travel to Colorado (Tues., Dec. 9, 6 p.m. PT) and Iowa State (Sun., Dec. 21, 1 p.m. PT). Notre Dame, Texas Tech and Colorado all finished among the final Top-25 national polls last season.

Like always, the Pac-10 schedule will feature some tough competition for the Huskies as they gear up for the third conference tournament, held for the second-straight year at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., March 5-8. Both Arizona and Stanford advanced to the NCAA Tournament and finished in the final Top-25 polls last year, while Arizona State and Oregon State played in the 2003 WNIT. The Huskies open the Pac-10 slate at Arizona, Sat., Dec. 27, in Tucson.

Bank of America Arena will also be home to the 2004 NCAA West Regional, Sat., March 27, and Mon., March 29.

Washington tips off the season with a pair of exhibition games at home, hosting NWBL, Sun., Nov. 9, and Sun., Nov. 16. Both games will be played at 4 p.m.

Season ticket and single-game packages are available for purchase by either calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206-543-2200 or by visiting the official website of Husky athletics at www.gohuskies.com. Tickets for the 2004 NCAA West Regional are also available.