UW men’s hoops to play Texas in China in 2015
By Brent Stecker
The Washington Huskies will make NCAA men’s basketball history on Nov. 13, 2015, when they play the Texas Longhorns in Shanghai, China.
The game, which Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced Saturday, will be the first regular-season game of any U.S. collegiate or professional sports league to be held in China.
The Pac-12 hopes to make a non-conference basketball game in China an annual occurence, according to a press release from the University of Washington.
The game will start at 11 a.m. in Shanghai, making it a 7 p.m. primetime game on Pacific time. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Prior to the 2015 contest, the Pac-12 will have an All-Star squad tour China this August. The team, which will be coached by Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson, will play play two or three exhibition games against top Chinese professional teams and one game against a Chinese university team.