The Washington Huskies have released their 2008-09 men's basketball schedule. Here's our story from today's paper.
The Huskies' first appearance of the new season will be a Nov. 6 home exhibition game against Western Washington.
The regular season will begin on the road: at Portland on Nov. 15 (which unfortunately will conflict with the football team's home game against Rick Neuheisel and UCLA).
Pac-10 play again is bookended with games against Washington State: the first meeting is Jan 3 at Pullman, and the regular-season ended is March 7 at Hec Ed.
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Regular-season highlights will include a Dec. 4 visit by Oklahoma State as part of the Big 12-Pac-10 challege series, and an appearance in the College Basketball Experience Classic.
The CBE is a two-part tournament which will include two games at UW followed by two games at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. While the CBE field hasn't yet been officially announced, it is believed that the other teams advancing to Kansas City will be defending national champion Kansas, previous two-time nation champion Florida, and Syracuse. The host teams -- including UW -- advance to Kansas City regardless of the results of the opening rounds. And the current plans are believed to have UW and Kansas paired in the semifinals on Nov. 24.
This season's Pac-10 tournament will run March 11-14, once again in Staples Center in LA.
Start times and television plans will be announced later.
Here is the full schedule from the UW Web site.