March 12, 2006
SEATTLE - Pac-10 runner-up Washington (24-6) makes its 13th foray into the NCAA Tournament this week in San Diego, Calif. The fifth-seeded Huskies meet No. 12 seed Utah State (23-8) on Thursday, Mar. 16.
The first-round matchup takes place at Cox Arena on the San Diego State campus. Tip-off is approximately 6:55 p.m. Pacific Time as the game is scheduled to start 30 minutes following the clash between No. 4 Illinois and No. 13 Air Force that tips off at 4:25.m. PST.
The Washington/Utah State winner moves into the second round to meet the Illinois/Air Force winner on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 2:30 p.m. PST. The winner of that second-round clash advances to the Sweet 16, into the Washington, D.C. Regional that takes place in the MCI Center.
First Round Games in San Diego
(7) Marquette vs. (10) Alabama, 11:40 a.m. PT
(2) UCLA vs. (15) Belmont, 25 minutes following completion of the first game
(4) Illinois vs. (13) Air Force, 4:25 p.m. PT
(5) Washington vs. (12) Utah State, 30 minutes following completion of previous game