BY SPNW Staff 10:15AM 08/08/2013

Huskies Launch Preseason Hoops Nov. 6

Head coach Lorenzo Romar’s Washington Huskies will play nine home games, two neutral-site road contests and two true road games as part of its 2013-14 non-conference basketball schedule. The marquee match will be against the University of Connecticut Sunday, Dec. 22.

This will mark the fifth meeting with Washington and UConn, now a member of the newly formed American Athletic Conference. But it could become the sixth if the schools meet on the second day of the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden.

Washington will square off against Indiana in the first day of the championship rounds at Madison Square Garden Thursday, Nov. 21.

The Huskies open up the non-conference portion of its schedule with an exhibition contest at Alaska Airlines Arena Wednesday, Nov. 6 against Central Washington before playing for real against Seattle University Sunday, Nov. 10. That will mark the sixth meeting between the two schools since they renewed their cross-town rivalry in 2009.


Washington welcomes UC Irvine (Nov. 14) and Eastern Washington (Nov. 17) for the on-campus portion of the 2K Sports Classic before heading to New York City for the third time in the last three seasons.

Returning to Alaska Airlines Arena, the Huskies face Montana State (Nov. 26) and Long Beach State before playing at San Diego State Dec. 8.

The Pac-12 schedule will be released on or about Sept. 1.


  • Wed. Nov. 6: Central Washington (Exh.) at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Sun. Nov. 10: Seattle University at Alaska Airlines Arena

2K Sports Classic – Regionals

  • Thurs. Nov. 14: UC Irvine at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Sun. Nov. 17: Eastern Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena

2K Sports Classic, Madison Square Garden, Championship

  • Thur. Nov. 21: vs. Indiana New York, NY.
  • Fri. Nov. 22: vs. Boston College or Connecticut New York, NY.
  • Tue. Nov. 26: Montana at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Sat. Nov. 30: Lon
  • Sun. Dec. 8: Idaho State at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Tue. Dec. 17: at Tulane New Orleans, LA. (Devlin Fieldhouse)
  • Sun. Dec. 22: Connecticut at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Fri. Dec. 27: Mississippi Valley State at Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Sun. Dec. 29: Hartford at Alaska Airlines Arena



  • jafabian

    I see the Dawgs are going to MSG again. Do they not go to the Great Alaska Shootout anymore?

    • Steve Rudman

      No, they don’t. Since ESPN began creating its own series of preseason tournaments, the GAS hasn’t been able to compete financially and has faded in importance. For the last few years, Washington has played preseason games at Madison Square Garden. Those tournaments are televised by ESPN, which one day will own everything.