UW Hoops On National TV At Least 13 Times
Sept. 28, 2010
SEATTLE -- The Washington men's basketball team released a majority of its game times for the upcoming 2010-11 season on Tuesday. The Huskies, who won the 2010 Pac-10 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, will appear a minimum 13 times on national television and on local television at least an additional 10 times througout the season.
In addition to the 13 national TV broadcasts -- which includes five appearances on ESPN2/ESPN/ESPNU and eight on FSN -- most all other games will be carried on the Huskies' television partner FSN Northwest.
All but three home game start times have been decided, with the lone exceptions being Washington's Nov. 6 exhibition opener against St. Martin's and the Huskies' final two home games against UCLA and USC. The Husky football team plays at Oregon the same day of the exhibition opener and a start time will be decided after the football game time is announced on Oct. 25. Wildcard selections for Washington's final two home games will be made on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.
ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU will broadcast the Maui Invitational from Nov. 22-24, guaranteeing Washington three national TV appearances. In addition, the Huskies' game at Texas A&M (ESPN2) and at Arizona (ESPN/ESPN2) will air to a national crowd.
The Huskies will first appear in front of a national audience on FSN when they host Texas Tech on Dec. 4 for the first of two Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series games. In addition, seven Pac-10 regular season games involving UW will air to a national crowd during conference action. The end-of-season Pac-10 Tournament will also air to a national audience on FSN and CBS.
Washington begins the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 13 against McNeese State at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The opener is the only regular-season contest that has been ruled out for television due to FSN commitments to broadcast college football.