FROM PULLMAN — Washington State released its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday with the news that the Cougars will not play a game in KeyArena as they have every year since 2005.
A scheduling conflict at the arena will prevent the Cougar Hardwood Classic from continuing for a ninth season, though the game is expected to return in the future.
The Cougars will still host a game at the Toyota Center in Kennewick (San Francisco State on Dec. 18), and will play either Utah or Colorado at Spokane Arena the week of Jan. 8-12.
As previously announced, the Cougars will participate in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., over Thanksgiving weekend. Their first opponent will be Butler on Thanksgiving Day.
Non-conference home games include Cal-State Bakersfield (Nov. 8, the season-opener), Lamar, TCU, Pepperdine, UTEP and Mississippi Valley State. WSU plays at Gonzaga (Nov. 21) and at Idaho (Dec. 7)
The Pac-12 portion of WSU’s schedule is tentative, though the Cougars will play Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and USC once each – UA and ASU on the road, and UCLA and USC at home. They will play every other Pac-12 team twice, home and away.
Here's the full schedule:
Nov. 2 Saturday CENTRAL WASH. (EXH) PULLMAN TBA
Nov. 8 Friday CSU BAKERSFIELD PULLMAN TBA
Nov. 16 Saturday LAMAR PULLMAN TBA
Nov. 21 Thursday at Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. TBA
Nov. 24 Sunday TCU PULLMAN TBA
Nov. 28 Thursday vs. Butler# Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ESPN2
Nov. 29 Friday Old Spice Classic# Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ESPN(2/U)
Dec. 1 Sunday Old Spice Classic# Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ESPN(2/U/3)
Dec. 7 Saturday at Idaho Moscow, Idaho TBA
Dec. 15 Sunday PEPPERDINE PULLMAN TBA
Dec. 18 Wednesday San Francisco State^ Kennewick, Wash. TBA
Dec. 21 Saturday UTEP PULLMAN TBA
Dec. 28 Saturday MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ST. PULLMAN TBA
Jan. 1-5 Wed.-Sun. at Arizona State/Arizona Tempe, Ariz./Tucson, Ariz. TBA
Jan. 8-12 Wed.-Sun. UTAH/COLORADO Spokane, Wash./PULLMAN TBA
Jan. 15-20 Wed.-Sun. at Stanford/California Stanford, Calif./Berkeley, Calif. TBA
Jan. 22-26 Wed.-Mon. OREGON STATE/OREGON PULLMAN TBA
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Wed.-Sun. WASHINGTON PULLMAN TBA
Feb. 5-9 Wed.-Sun. at Colorado/Utah Boulder, Colo./Salt Lake City TBA
Feb. 12-16 Wed.-Sun. CALIFORNIA/STANFORD PULLMAN TBA
Feb. 19-23 Wed.-Sun. at Oregon/Oregon State Eugene, Ore./Corvallis, Ore. TBA
Feb. 26-March 2 Wed.-Sun. at Washington Seattle TBA
March 4-8 Tue.-Sat. UCLA/USC PULLMAN TBA
March 12-15 Wed.-Sat. Pac-12 Tournament% Las Vegas Pac-12/ESPN
^ - Played at Toyota Center (Kennewick, Wash.) # - Old Spice Classic (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)
& - Played at Spokane Arena (Spokane, Wash.) % - Pac-12 Tournament Played at MGM Grand Garden Arena (Las Vegas)
* - Pac-12 Game **All dates and times subject to change
All times Pacific
Home games in Bold - Pullman games played at Friel Court in Beasley Coliseum
Revised July 26, 2013