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WSU releases hoops schedule


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:

Date                          Day                      Opponent                                        Site                                                                          TV                          


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

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