March 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Check back throughout the day for updates from Los Angeles as Washington prepares to play Washington State tonight at 8:40 p.m. PT.
3:45 p.m. - The team just returned from shootaround at Price HS in Los Angeles, the alma mater of Tyreese Breshers. Numerous visitors popped their head in to say hi to the retired Husky and he seemed to definitely be in his element.
The Huskies got down to business and worked on some plays and the scout for Washington State. A familiar face was back in the fold for the Huskies -- senior Justin Holiday. He participated in the entire 60 minute session and looked sharp throughout.
The Huskies were loose during their practice, but seem focused and ready to try to exact revenge for two earlier losses vs. Washington State. They'll relax in their rooms for an hour or so before meeting up again for team dinner.
Below is a video of Gregg Bell prior to the Huskies' shootaround.
11:45 a.m. - Good morning Husky fans!
The team arrived at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown at L.A. Live and immediately gathered for a team dinner. They then spend 30 minutes in film study and from there, headed to their rooms for lights out.
It is an interesting dynamic at the hotel as all 10 teams are staying at the J.W. Marriott. Each team is assisgned a floor where their block of rooms are, but all 10 teams have their meetings and meals on the same floor -- just in different rooms. So, you can hop on an elevator at any given time with players, coaches and staff members from multiple schools. For the most part, it's a quiet ride!
Today, the players were given a 9:30 a.m. wake up call and breakfast was at 10:00 a.m. From what I observed, OSU, Oregon, Arizona and UCLA were all on a similar schedule and having their breakfasts at the same time.
Immediately following breakfast, the Husky players headed back to their rooms and grabbed their backpacks and books and headed back to their meeting room for study tables. Next week is finals week at Washington, so the guys were hard at work.
The next activity for the Huskies is shoot around at 2 p.m. at Price High School, where Tyreese Breshers matriculated. The Dawgs went to the same gym last season, so hopefully it proves to be the good luck charm again.
For those curious, the shootaround will also be where Justin Holiday will give it a go and see if he can play tonight against Washington State.
We'll report back later and tell you how things are going.