Huskies Heading to China in 2015

Nigel Williams-Goss (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The University of Washington men's basketball team will take part in the first ever regular-season contest by a U.S. collegiate or professional team in China, as the Dawgs will face the University of Texas in Shanghai on Nov. 13, 2015, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

The non-conference game, which will be televised on ESPN live in the United States, is a major landmark event in the Pac-12's Globalization Initiative, which is an unprecedented effort to promote the Conference and its member institutions in China through student-athlete exchanges and sport.

"We're very excited to be a part of this trip and to represent the Pac-12," said University of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar. "Basketball has become one of the most popular sports in China in the last decade and we're excited to get over there and compete. This will be a very unique educational experience for our team and we're really looking forward to it."

The vision for this event is to become an annual component of the Pac-12 men's basketball season with a Pac-12 team playing against a non-conference opponent. In addition to the event, the Pac-12 and the local Chinese host will develop ancillary events to promote the game and the participating universities.

To read more about the historic matchup with Texas, click on the link below.

Huskies Heading to China in 2015, Will Face University of Texas

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