Washington won its first outright conference basketball championship since 1953 this past weekend by slugging out a tough win over tenacious Washington State. Some WSU fans commented that they thought it was odd that the students rushed the court after the win but when you haven't done something for 56 years it deserves a celebration.
Washington has won at least a share of the conference basketball title ten times since 1915. UCLA has won 30 championships in that period of time with most of them coming after 1961. The Bruins have won 24 Pac 10 championships since 1961! I think anytime anyone other than UCLA wins the Pac 10 championship it is big news.
Here is a list of how many times the conference members have won or shared a conference title and the last time they accomplished the feat.
- UCLA (30) 2008
- California (14) 1960
- Oregon State (12) 1990
- Arizona (11) 2005
- Stanford (11) 2004
- Washington (10) 2009
- USC (7) 1985
- Oregon (4) 2002
- Washington State (2) 1941
- Arizona State (0)
The football team had its annual Junior Day this past weekend. The Huskies entertained around twenty five local players. OT Ben Riva passed on going to LA for the UCLA version and visited UW instead. There were no known commitments that came out of the weekend but plenty of kids are close. It is obvious that Sark and company have taken recruiting to a new level.
Pac 10 Tournament Schedule
The tournament starts Wednesday with WSU playing Oregon and Oregon State playing Stanford.
The Huskies will play the winner of the Oregon State-Stanford game on Thursday at 2:30 pm.
UCLA will get the WSU-Oregon winner in the nightcap at 8:30 pm.
Arizona and Arizona State will play noon and Cal and USC will play at 6 pm also in Thursday in a full slate at the Staples Center.
Should UW win its first game it would then play the Arizona-Arizona State winner in the semifinals on Friday at 6 pm.
The championship game will be played on Saturday and I like the chances of Washington and UCLA squaring off for the tournament championship.
Husky Spring Practice Schedule
Fans are welcome for all practices and of course the Spring Game.
Weekday practices start at 4:00 pm and the Saturday practices will be at 1:00 pm.
A couple of no brainers to remember. No cell phones and photographs. Watch practices and enjoy the privledge it but be limited in what you share on line. Use some common sense.
Tuesday, March 31
Thursday, April 2
Saturday, April 4
Monday, April 6
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18
Monday, April 20
Wednesday, April 22
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25 (Spring Game)"