After giving us less than 24 hours to digest the renewal of a rivalry many fans have been wanting to see for some time, UW has announced some more scheduling information, though this is for this coming season. The Huskies will be taking part in the Wooden Legacy, a tournament that spans four days, but with games only on Nov. 27, 28 and 30.
Washington and Xavier will be the only major conference teams in the tournament, and are joined by Long Beach State, Princeton, UTEP, San Diego, Western Michigan and San Jose State. The first opponent for the Huskies will be San Jose State, a team that struggled to a 7-24 record last season, which included a 1-17 record in the Mountain West despite a senior-heavy roster in Dave Wojcik's first season.
This is going to take place over Thanksgiving break, and taking part in a tournament will help take attention away from how empty Hec Ed would be with most of the students gone, had UW scheduled home games during that time.
UW received easily the best possibly first round matchup, as the only other team in the Wooden Legacy tournament with a losing record last season was Long Beach State. The game will take place at 8 p.m. Pacific Time and broadcast on ESPN2.
The Wooden Classic takes place in Fullerton, Calif. in Titan Gym, home of Cal-State Fullerton and also at the Honda Center in Anaheim home of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. UW's first round matchup will take place in Titan Gym. Should UW win its first game, its second would be against the winner of Long Beach State vs. Western Michigan. You can view the full bracket here.
Currently, UW has not released their 2014-15 schedule, and the page for the schedule remains blank. So far, we know that the Huskies will be taking on Oklahoma in the MGM Grand Showcase benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer at 6 p.m. PT Dec. 20, broadcast on ESPNU.
Also just announced was the lineup the the inaugural Harshman Classic being hosted by Seattle U, a single-day double header on Nov. 23. that features the Redhawks playing Montana, followed by the Huskies taking on University of the Pacific.