UW men to play Western in an exhibition

  • By Scott M. Johnson Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:37pm
  • SportsSports

The University of Washington men’s basketball team will unofficially open its 2012-13 season by hosting the national champs.

And the well-decorated visitors won’t have to travel far to get to UW.

Western Washington University, which won the NCAA Division II title last season, will get a shot at the big dogs when the Huskies host the Vikings in an Oct. 24 exhibition game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. It will mark the first time the programs have met in men’s basketball since 2008.

The Huskies’ non-conference schedule, which was officially released Tuesday, also will include two possible revenge games for UW at home. Nevada and St. Louis, both of whom knocked off the Huskies last season in a pair of games that went on to play large roles in UW’s exclusion from the NCAA tournament, will be at Hec Ed in the fall.

The most high-profile non-conference game will come just before Pacific-12 Conference play begins, with a Dec. 29 trip to Storrs, Conn., to face the University of Connecticut. Those Huskies won the 2011 national title but struggled just to get into the NCAA tournament field last season.

The Huskies officially open the season with home games against Loyola (Md.) on Nov. 11 and Albany two days later. UW will follow that with a trip to Uncasville, Conn., for games against Seton Hall and either Rhode Island or Ohio State in the Hall of Fame Classic.

UW, which annually loads up on non-conference home games against inferior opponents, also will play host to NCAA tournament participant Colorado State as well as Cal State Fullerton, Jackson State, Cal Poly and Northern Illinois — in addition to its annual battle with Seattle University.

More in Sports

Dedication drives local coaches into 100-Season Club

Commitment to student-athletes is a hallmark of the area’s longest-tenured coaches.

Everett’s Tori Odom, right, attempts a shot with Edmonds’ Jake Higgins defending Saturday night at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center in Everett on January 20, 2018. The Trojans won 117-100. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
EvCC races past EdCC in NWAC North showdown

Gio Jackson scores 32 points to lead the Trojans over the Tritons 117-100.

Former QB on Schottenheimer: ‘He’s a win-first’ OC

Kellen Clemens has had the new Seahawks’ play-caller as his coordinator for 7 of his 11 NFL seasons.

Huskies men overcome slow start to beat Colorado

Jaylen Nowell scores 19 points and Matisse Thybulle adds 18 in UW’s 72-62 win.

Silvertips blank What Kings for 6th straight win

Carter Hart tallies his league-best sixth shutout as Everett tops Brandon 4-0.

No. 13 Gonzaga bounces back to beat Santa Clara

After suffering their first conference loss of the season, the Bulldogs beat Santa Clara 75-60.

Saturday’s prep scores, links to recaps

BOYS BASKETBALL Non-conference Renton 51, King’s 46 Cashmere 61, Granite Falls 32… Continue reading

BLOG: Carter Hart one shutout away from tying WHL record

The Game The Silvertips were in control from the get-go in a… Continue reading

Lake Stevens girls show grit in 66-58 win over Glacier Peak

The Vikings rally from 13 down at half to take over sole possession of 1st place in Wesco 4A.

Most Read