Washington will face at least two likely top-25 teams on the road, head to New Orleans and host Connecticut during its non-conference basketball schedule. It also starts against an old friend.
The Huskies had previously announced a game against blueblood Indiana at Madison Square Garden Nov. 21 as part of the 2K Classic.
The next day, Washington will play either Connecticut or Boston College. Washington also hosts Connecticut Dec. 22, giving it a chance to play UConn three times in less than a year. Washington lost to UConn 61-53 in Storrs, Conn., last year on Dec. 29.
Washington will also travel to San Diego State on Dec. 8 to face the Aztecs, who were 23-11 last year and lost in the third round of the NCAA Tournament to March Madness darling Florida Gulf Coast. The Huskies are 2-0 all-time against the Aztecs, including 1-0 at their home arena.
The Huskies head to New Orleans to play Tulane Dec. 17. The Green Wave finished 20-15 last year and played in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. A trip to the Bayou will give redshirt sophomore and New Orleans native Jernard Jarreau a chance to return home.
Washington opens the season Nov. 10 by hosting former assistant coach Cameron Dollar and Seattle U.
Washington finished 18-16 last season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
Here’s the full schedule:
Wed. Nov. 6, CENTRAL WASHINGTON (Exh.) at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Nov. 10, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY at Alaska Airlines Arena
2K Sports Classic Benefitting Wounded Warriors – Regional Rounds
Thurs. Nov. 14, UC IRVINE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Nov. 17, EASTERN WASHINGTON at Alaska Airlines Arena
2K Sports Classic Madison Square Garden; New York, N.Y. – Championship Rounds
Thur. Nov. 21, vs. Indiana New York, N.Y.
Fri. Nov. 22, vs. Boston College or Connecticut New York, N.Y.
Tue. Nov. 26, MONTANA at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sat. Nov. 30, LONG BEACH STATE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Dec. 8, at San Diego State San Diego, Calif. (Viejas Arena)
Sat. Dec. 14, IDAHO STATE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Tue. Dec. 17, at Tulane New Orleans, La. (Devlin Fieldhouse)
Sun. Dec. 22, CONNECTICUT at Alaska Airlines Arena
Fri. Dec. 27, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE at Alaska Airlines Arena
Sun. Dec. 29, HARTFORD at Alaska Airlines Arena