The Huskies worked out this morning at Honda Center, preparing for their 11 a.m. Saturday game against No. 15 Georgetown.
Before the workout I talked a little to Isaiah Thomas about whether that Hoya history still means something to his generation of players, and he made it very clear that it does.
At mid-afternoon, the coaches of the four teams participating in the John Wooden Classic -- Huskies, Hoyas, UCLA and Mississippi State -- will take part in a press conference, and I'll be back later with some highlights from that.
Meanwhile, a quick look ahead to the game:
NO. 15 GEORGETOWN (7-0)vs. NO. 17 WASHINGTON (6-1)11 a.m., Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.TV: FSN.Radio: 950-AMSeries: First meeting. UW is 9-17 against schools from the Big East Conference.Statistical leaders: For Georgetown – C Greg Monroe, 15.3 ppg, 10.7 rpg, and 3 apg; G Chris Wright, 3 apg. For Washington – F Quincy Pondexter, 22.3 ppg and 9.6 rpg; Venoy Overton, 3.4 apg. Scouting report: Georgetown allows 54.7 ppg, while the Huskies average 86.3. … Four Hoyas average 10 points or more per game. Monroe is a 6-11 sophomore from New Orleans who was selected Big East rookie of the year last season. He set career highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds on Tuesday, when the Hoyas beat No. 20 Butler, 72-65. … Washington has lost its last nine meetings against schools from the Big East. … The Huskies are coming off of an 88-76 win over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday. Isaiah Thomas led UW with 21 points, while Pondexter added 20. … This is the opening game of the John Wooden Classic. The second game of the annual doubleheader matched UCLA against Mississippi State. Next: 7 p.m. Dec. 16, vs. Portland, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.