SEATTLE -- The Washington Men’s Basketball team will play nine home games – including a Dec. 22 battle with Connecticut – two neutral site road games and two true road contests as part of its 2013-14 non-conference schedule, Coach Lorenzo Romar announced on Wednesday.
Connecticut, a member of the newly formed American Athletic Conference, will travel to Seattle Sunday, Dec. 22 for the second leg of a home-and-home series between the two schools. It will mark the fifth meeting between the two institutions, but could become the sixth if the two teams meet in the second day of the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden.
Washington will meet Indiana in the first day of the championship rounds at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21. The winner/loser will play UConn or Boston College.
The Huskies open up the season with an exhibition contest at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6 against Central Washington before playing for keeps against Seattle University on Sunday, Nov. 10. It will mark the sixth meeting between the two schools since they renewed their cross-town rivalry in 2009.
Washington then welcomes in 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.
The Huskies return home for a pair of games against Montana (Nov. 26) and Long Beach State (Nov. 30) before heading out for their first true road contest. They will play at San Diego State on Sunday Dec. 8. It marks the team’s first trip to Viejas Arena since the 2006 NCAA First and Second Rounds when UW beat Utah State and Illinois to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Huskies are 2-0 all-time against the Aztecs, including 1-0 at their home arena.
Washington returns home for a game against Idaho State (Dec. 14) before packing their bags back up and heading to New Orleans – the home of UW sophomore Jernard Jarreau – to play Tulane. The Tuesday, Dec. 17 game will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Romar and his Huskies return home for their final three non-conference games with UConn first up. The Huskies close their non-conference portion of their schedule against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 27) and Hartford (Dec. 29).
The Pac-12 schedule should be released on or around Sept. 1.
Here is a list of the Huskies non-conference schedule:
Wed. Nov. 6, CENTRAL WASHINGTON (Exh.) at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Nov. 10, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY at Alaska Airlines Arena
2K Sports Classic Benefitting Wounded Warriors – Regional Rounds
Thurs. Nov. 14, UC IRVINE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Nov. 17, EASTERN WASHINGTON at Alaska Airlines Arena
2K Sports Classic Madison Square Garden; New York, N.Y. – Championship Rounds
Thur. Nov. 21, vs. Indiana New York, N.Y.
Fri. Nov. 22, vs. Boston College or Connecticut New York, N.Y.
Tue. Nov. 26, MONTANA at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sat. Nov. 30, LONG BEACH STATE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Dec. 8, at San Diego State San Diego, Calif. (Viejas Arena)
Sat. Dec. 14, 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