Last year, Washington and Arizona played some fantastic basketball games, each going down to the wire with of course this ...
This year, that budding rivalry will get the full ESPN treatment on Jan. 28 when UW travels to Tucson.
ESPN announced that College Basketball Gameday will travel to Tucson for the game. The crew of Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis and Jay Bilas will broadcast the hour-long show live from McKale Center in the morning, leading up to the 6 p.m. (PT) game.
Last season in Tucson on Feb. 19, the two teams hooked up in an amazing game with Wildcats narrowly escaping on with an 87-86 win over the Huskies, thanks to this final play.
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The last time Washington was involved in a ESPN College Basketball Gameday contest was 2010 when the Huskies faced UCLA at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Washington won that game 97-68 to start a nine-game win streak that did not come to an end until the Huskies lost in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to West Virginia.
Regardless of where the game is being played, being a part of Gameday is nice exposure for the program.
2011-12 ESPN College GameDay/Saturday Primetime Schedule• Jan 14: North Carolina @ Florida State (Game at 2pm ET)• Jan 21: Louisville @ Pittsburgh (Game at 9pm ET)• Jan 28: Washington @ Arizona (Game at 7pm ET)• Feb 4: Kansas @ Missouri (Game at 9pm ET)• Feb 11: Kentucky @ Vanderbilt (Game at 9pm ET)• Feb 18: Ohio State @ Michigan (Game at 9pm ET)• Feb 25: Syracuse @ Connecticut (Game at 9pm ET)• March 3: Flex Pick (North Carolina @ Duke at 7pm ET -OR- Texas @ Kansas at 9pm ET) **Site to be determined and announced on Sat, Feb 25