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Huskies to Face Sooners in MGM Grand Showcase benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer
Release: 07/23/2014
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SEATTLE – The University of Washington men’s basketball team will face the Oklahoma Sooners in the second annual MGM Grand Showcase benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday, December 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The game will be nationally televised by ESPNU at 6 p.m. PT. The initiative was spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches ( and the American Cancer Society (

The Dawgs are no stranger to playing at the MGM Grand as the arena has also been home to the annual Pac-12 Championship the last two seasons and will be played there again in 2014-15.

UW is 1-2 when facing the Sooners with the last meeting (Nov. 26, 2004) resulting in a 96-91 Husky victory at the Great Alaska Shootout. All three of the teams’ meetings have been decided by 10 points or less and have all taken place at neutral sites.

The MGM Grand Showcase will also feature another Pac-12 team as Utah will take on UNLV following the Dawgs’ game at 8:30 p.m. PT

A portion of every ticket sold for the MGM Grand Showcase will directly benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. The program provides critical mission outreach while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, fund groundbreaking research into cancer’s causes and cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised more than $87 million to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

The Huskies full non-conference slate will be announced at a later date.

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