Washington basketball has been given their schedule for the 2019-20 season! Some dates and times are still pending
Washington basketball will start the season at home the first week of January against the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans. The regular season will end on March 1st when the Huskies host Washington State.
The Huskies first road trip will be to face the California Bears followed by the Stanford Cardinal in the second week of January. The following week they will be back home against the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers. With the unbalanced schedule, they don’t play the Ducks or Beavers on the road this year.
Washington will follow by travelling Colorado and Utah, before coming home to host the Arizona schools, they’ll see all four schools only once during the regular season. The Huskies will travel to Pullman to see the Cougars the week after the Arizona schools
Next comes a trip to Los Angeles to play UCLA and USC. They play the final three games in Pac-12 action at home. They face California and Stanford the second time followed by Washington State.
The Huskies will face an early preseason test, as they’re travellng to play overseas in Rome and Florence, Italy. They will spend four days in Rome and play two games before heading to Florence for six days and another two games before heading home. Hasn’t been announced the teams they will play.
The official pre-season will begin on November 8th against Baylor University in Anchorage, Alaska in the Armed Forces Classic. Eight days later, the Huskies will take on the Tennessee Volunteers in Toronto, Canada at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Huskies will be playing in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic from December 22-25 in Honolulu. Their first matchup is against the UTEP Miners. Other teams participating will be Houston, Georgia Tech, Boise State, Hawaii, and Portland.
The full pre-season well as the Pac-12 conference schedule will fully be announced in August. The Huskies is a much younger, inexperienced though talented group the pre-season will be really important for the players to be ready for the regular season.
The Huskies have two 5-star freshmen in Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart, who will be huge contributors after the graduation of four seniors and the early exit of Jaylen Nowell. Junior Nahziah Carter will also be expected to play a huge role this season.
This coming season should be exciting not only with the talented players and excellent coaching staff. Mike Hopkins was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year in each of his first two seasons, and with his first five-star recruits, the sky’s the limit for his team.