Wednesday, April 18, 2012

UConn Will Host Washington on Dec. 29

Banned from postseason tournaments? One way to spice up your schedule is to face new opponents from other power conferences (if you still want to call the PAC-12 a power conference).

UConn will host the University of Washington on Dec. 29 at either Gampel or the XL Center, then meet in a return match in the 2013-14 season out in Seattle. TV plans for the two games will be announced at a later date.

The Huskies (of Washington) are coached by Lorenzo Romar. They were this year's PAC-12 regular-season champs, though they didn't get an invite to the NCAA tourney. U-Dub wound up losing in overtime to Minnesota in the NIT semifinals, in case you weren't paying attention.

UConn is 3-0 all-time against Washington. All three games were on neutral sites: UConn's 75-74 win on March 19, 1998 in the NCAA East Regional semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. (on a Richard Hamilton buzzer-beater); a 69-48 win on Dec. 1, 1998 at the Great Eight Basketball Classic in Chicago; and a 98-92, overtime in in the Washington D.C. regional finals in at the Verizon Center on March 24, 2006.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm stoked about this series because I'm moving to Seattle in a few weeks. I've enjoyed watching UConn beat Depaul every other year in Chicago, but the games have been very one-sided. This may be my last chance to watch a Jim Calhoun coached team, though I hope not.

PS you are mistaken about the overtime game in '06. That game - which featured a Rashad Anderson three from roughly half-court - was in the regional semifinals, not finals. The Huskies lost to George Mason that year in the regional finals.

April 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM 
Anonymous Jeff said...

Man have you noticed that contextual error as well? Initially I thought that I might be wrong but evidently I am correct.

July 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM 

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