UW Men's Basketball Squad to Play 10 National TV Games
Sept. 22, 2006
SEATTLE - The Washington men's basketball team will appear on 10 nationally televised broadcasts during the 2006-07 season, including eight Pacific-10 Conference games and two non-conference contests.
The Huskies have nine national appearances scheduled on FSN as part of the Pac-10 television package announced this week. Those game air locally on FSN Northwest.
An additional three games national broadcasts involving Washington are possible, as three late-season Pac-10 dates have been reserved for wildcard selection by FSN, CBS and ABC.
The non-conference schedule features a matchup in Seattle against Final Four competitor LSU. The Tigers visit Bank of America Arena on Dec. 20 for a game that FSN will televise at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Another high-profile non-conference game is the Huskies' Feb. 17 visit to Pittsburgh. The game airs on ESPN at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
Washington begins Pac-10 play on the road, Dec. 28 at USC. The Huskies' second game on their Los Angeles road trip, against 2006 NCAA runner-up UCLA, will be televised by FSN. That game tips off at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31.
The Huskies' Pac-10 home opener against Arizona will be shown on FSN, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional UW games on FSN include Jan. 20 at Washington State at 3 p.m., Jan. 27 vs. Oregon State at 1 p.m., Feb. 3 at Arizona at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Feb. 8 vs. California at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11 vs. Stanford at 4 p.m. and Feb. 24 at Oregon at 7:30 p.m.
Game times for the remaining Husky men's basketball contests will be announced within the next few weeks.
As a result of the Huskies' new partnership with FSN Northwest, nearly all games not being broadcast for a national audience will be produced locally by FSN Northwest and carried on the regional sports network or an alternate channel if necessary. The UW men's basketball television schedule will be released in its entirety later this month.
The Huskies schedule is highlighted by 10 games against 2006 NCAA Tournament competitors. Nineteen of 30 regular-season games will be played at Bank of America Arena where UW posted a 17-2 record in 2006. Washington opens the season with an exhibition game, Nov. 3 against Saint Martin's from Lacey, Wash.
The regular season begins on the earliest date ever with the opening round of the three-day Basketball Travelers Classic that runs Nov. 12-14 at Bank of America Arena. The UW-hosted tournament features a four-team field in a round-robin format.
The Huskies have a first-round matchup with Pepperdine, the school at which Romar began his head coaching career in 1996. Northern Iowa, a 2006 NCAA Tournament competitor, and Nicholls State square off in the other half of the first-day doubleheader.
The Huskies return two starters from the 2006 team that registered a 26-7 record, made its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. Those returning starters, sophomores Jon Brockman and Justin Dentmon, are among 10 underclassmen on the 14-player roster.
Day, Date, Opponent, Site, Time (TV Outlet)
Note: Times listed are for Pacific time zone