Road Trip Continues: On To Anchorage
Over the course of the Great Alaska Shootout, check with the Dawg Blawg to get everything from behind-the-scenes with the Washington women's basketball team...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- It starts to hit you on the drive out of Ted Stevens International Airport. There's the snow-frosted pines, the majestic mountains in the distance and the cold wind howling through the air.
Yep, the Huskies have made it to Alaska.
The team is in the Great White North for the next four days to take part in the 33rd Annual Great Alaska Shootout, which begins Tuesday at 9 p.m. (PST) against Kent State. Washington landed in Anchorage this afternoon after an almost four-hour flight from Seattle. The stay at home was short following the BYU trip, so the team had the entire day off Sunday.
Once in Alaska, the players & coaches went to dinner at the Sourdough Mining Company, where everyone feasted on steaks and fresh Alaskan seafood. It's a ubiquitous Anchorage dining experience, and our waiter said that Duke & North Carolina had shared our same dining experience in year's past.
Did we say the team had the day off? Well, scratch that. There was film to watch from the BYU game, a nod to the Husky football program's "Tell the Truth Mondays." It's clear that the coaching staff was not pleased with what transpired at BYU, so a film session was in order to correct some flaws.
The team has a day of practice booked at a nearby high school tomorrow, so there's an opportunity to improve on the court as well. There's also a great city/region to explore. There's nothing quite like Alaska, and the Huskies are thrilled to be here.
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