Follow The Dawgs In Los Angeles For Pac-10 Tourney
LOS ANGELES -- On road trips with the Huskies, there are a few certainties. For example, Christina Rozier will start singing and dancing at random times on the bus. Or trainer Jenn Ratcliff reads a book poolside when the sun peeks out.
But the one definitive guarantee is that student-manager Lars Phillips will put away a Kobayashi-esque amount of food at dinner. Unfortunately, GoHuskies did not have video available, but most of the coaches and staff were around at dinner tonight to witness the matchstick-thin Phillips finish off nearly every leftover plate after the players retired back to the hotel. Pasta, chicken, desert; it didn't matter, Lars spared nothing.
"Man, that's impressive," the waiter said in awe.
Outside of the circus eating, the Dawgs had a relaxing dinner at the Westin Bonaventure tonight, making for a relaxing night before the team plays Oregon State tomorrow at the Galen Center. Now the Huskies are buckling down with the books at study table.
Upon arrival to the City of Angels, sunshine and clear skies greeted the Huskies as they exited LAX and took a charter bus towards downtown. After some rest, the team headed westward to Culver City, where a date with a basketball gym awaited. The team practiced for just 90 minutes, trying to keep things light with the Huskies set to potentially play four games this weekend.
All Tournament participants are staying at the Los Angeles Marriott, which is decked out in signage promoting the tournament. A big "WELCOME" sign met the players when everyone checked in, and then the team was whisked away to their private dining room for lunch. In typical LA fashion, the hotel is surrounded by palm trees and skyscrapers, while the "Hollywood" sign is visible off in the distance as you drive in from the highway.
Later this evening, the rest of the teams started filtering in from their various home bases. Everything kicks off tomorrow; should be a lot of fun.
MOST RECENT POSTS