Women's Hoops Announces 2004-2005 Schedule

Oct. 14, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington women's basketball announced its 2004-2005 schedule today, a slate that includes two home tournaments and seven televised games.

Washington will once again face a challenging schedule, as the Huskies encounter seven teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament and three teams that advanced to the WNIT last season. Highlighting the list of Husky opponents will be 2003-04 NCAA Final Four team Minnesota, Elite Eight team Stanford, and Sweet 16 teams Notre Dame and Baylor.

Washington's television schedule will kick off with its home game versus Baylor, on Wed., Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. at Bank of America Arena, a game that will be televised to a national audience on Fox Sports Net. The Huskies' other Fox Net nationally televised game will be at Oregon State, Sat., Jan. 15, at 3 p.m.

Fox Sports Net Northwest will pick up four additional games, including home contests versus Colorado (Dec. 21, 8 p.m.), Arizona State (Dec. 29, 7 p.m.), USC (Jan. 7, 7 p.m.) and Washington State (Sat., Feb. 19, 6 p.m.). Washington's road game with Stanford (Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.) in Palo Alto, Calif. will also be televised by FSN Northwest. Additionally, two more games have the potential to be broadcast as a wildcard selection by FSN, the Feb. 12 game versus Oregon, and the Feb. 26 game at Arizona.

After getting their feet wet with a pair of exhibition games at home on Oct. 31 (2 p.m.) and Nov. 8 (7 p.m.), the Huskies will open the season hosting the WBCA BTI Classic at Bank of America Arena, Sun., Nov. 14 and Mon., Nov. 15. The Huskies' home opener will be versus South Carolina on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m., followed by Minnesota on Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. UNLV will also take part in the four-team field.

Following a road game at Michigan on Mon., Nov. 22, Washington will host another tournament, the Seattle Times Classic, Nov. 26-27. UW will face Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Fri., Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. after the Alabama versus Columbia match-up at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the consolation game will take place at 12:30 p.m., with the championship game to follow at 3 p.m.

Washington's other non-conference opponents include road games at Utah (Dec. 4), Denver (Dec. 6) and Notre Dame (Dec. 11). UW will entertain Baylor (Dec. 15) and Colorado (Dec. 21) at home.

Like always, the Pac-10 schedule will feature some tough competition for the Huskies as they gear up for the fourth conference tournament, held at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., March 4-7. Stanford, Arizona and UCLA all advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year, while Arizona State and Oregon State played in the 2004 WNIT. The Huskies open their Pac-10 slate versus Arizona at home, Mon., Dec. 27, at 7 p.m.

For the second-straight season, Bank of America Arena and Washington will play host to NCAA Championship games. After hosting the West Regional last year, UW will serve as a host of the 2005 NCAA First and Second Rounds, Sat., March 19 and Mon., March 21.

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 2005 NCAA First and Second Rounds are also available.

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