The Huskies 2017-18 non-conference schedule includes familiar foes (Gonzaga and Seattle U), a tournament in New York and a road game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Washington men’s basketball team begins the 2017-18 regular season Nov. 12 against Eastern Washington before playing in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which includes two games at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The Huskies open the tournament in the Big Apple on Nov. 16 against Providence. On Nov. 17, UW plays Virginia Tech or Saint Louis in the next round. Both games will be televised on ESPN2.
UW is 1-0 all time against Providence, 0-1 versus Virginia Tech and 7-9 in matchups with Saint Louis.
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For coach Mike Hopkins, who spent the past 22 years as an assistant at Syracuse, it’ll be his first road trip with Washington (9-22 last season) and a chance to return familiar settings.
Washington returns to Alaska Airlines Arena for a four-game homestand against Seattle University (Nov. 24), UC Davis (Nov. 26), Kennesaw State (Nov. 28) and Nebraska-Omaha (Dec. 3).
On Dec. 6, UW plays Kansas at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The Huskies wrap up the non-conference season at home against cross-state rival Gonzaga (Dec. 10), Loyola Marymount (Dec. 17), Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 19) and Montana (Dec. 21).
The following week, Washington begins the Pac-12 season with a road trip to Los Angeles to face UCLA and USC. The Huskies travel to Pullman for a game at Washington State before its first Pac-12 home games against California and Stanford.
Due to the Pac-12 unbalanced schedule, the Huskies do not host UCLA and USC. They also will not play at Arizona or Arizona State.
Every Pac-12 game will be shown by either ESPN/2/U, FOX/FS1, CBS or the Pac-12 Network.
The 2018 Pac-12 Tournament returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 7-10.
Here’s a look at Washington’s 2017-18 schedule, including its Pac-12 pairings. Home games in bold.
Thurs., Nov. 2 – Saint Martin’s (exhibition)
Fri., Nov. 10 – Belmont
Sun., Nov. 12 – Eastern Washington
Thurs., Nov. 16 – vs. Providence (2K Sports Classic, Madison Square Garden)
Fri., Nov. 17 – vs. Virginia Tech/Saint Louis (2k Sports Classic, Madison Square Garden)
Fri., Nov. 24 – Seattle University
Sun., Nov. 26 – UC Davis
Tues., Nov. 28 – Kennesaw State
Sun., Dec. 3 – Nebraska-Omaha
Wed., Dec. 6 – vs. Kansas (Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.)
Sun., Dec. 10 – Gonzaga
Sun., Dec. 17 – Loyola Marymount
Tues., Dec. 19 – Bethune-Cookman
Thurs., Dec. 21 – Montana
Dec. 27-31 – at UCLA/USC
Jan. 3-7 – at Washington State
Jan. 10-14 – vs. California/Stanford
Jan. 17-21 – at Colorado/Utah
Jan. 24-28 – vs. Washington State
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – vs. Arizona/Arizona State
Feb. 7-11 – at Oregon/Oregon State
Feb. 14-18 – vs. Colorado/Utah
Feb. 21-25 – at California/Stanford
Feb. 28-March 3 – vs. Oregon/Oregon State