Huskies Arrive in West Texas
The 10th-ranked Washington men's basketball team, along with several supporters and athletic department staffers, landed at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport early this afternoon to sunny skies and a cold West Texas wind. The Huskies traveled to the South Plains today in advance of their Thursday evening game at Texas Tech, which is part of the annual Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
The 4 p.m. (Pacific) contest will be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN360.com with Carter Blackburn and Stephen Bardo calling the action. Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton will provide the analysis for the Washington ISP Sports Network and GoHuskies.com. There will also be a live Gametracker available during the game.
Upon arrival, the team checked-in to its hotel - the Overton Conference Center and Hotel. Junior guard Venoy Overton joked that his family is putting the team up for the night!
After a quick lunch and a little rest, the team went through a two-hour practice at Texas Tech's United Spirit Arena. The Huskies were only able to get about 30 minutes on the main arena floor due to a Lady Raider game against Texas State that was scheduled to tip-off at 8 p.m. So, they went into the adjacent practice court for the remainder of the practice session.
Afterwards, the team and its travel party enjoyed dinner at Cagel Steakhouse, noted as one of the top steak restaurants in the area.
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