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January 11, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Pac-10-Big 12 series officially announced

The Pac-10 and the Big 12 conferences have officially announced an agreement to play a four-year men’s basketball series of 12 annual games between the two leagues, starting with the 2007-08 season.
How it affects UW is that the Huskies will play at Oklahoma State — and not Texas A&M as had been originally speculated — on Dec. 1, 2007. UW also will have a road game at LSU next Dec. 29 and is still trying to get into the pre-season NIT. All of that is much of why the Huskies say they don’t want to play Gonzaga next season.
Here is some of the official release from the Pac-10 Conference with quotes from the two conference commissioners:
“This series of games with the Pac-10 will showcase some of the best college basketball in the country,” Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said. “Our two conferences annually produce highly rated teams and multiple NCAA Tournament teams. This series will provide quality match-ups that will help to build the strength of our teams’ non-conference schedules. We are excited to have the opportunity to do this with the Pac-10 in a way that allows all of our teams to participate.”
The series will continue in 2008, with games slated for December 4-7. The contests scheduled will be return games of the matchups from 2007, but may not be scheduled for the same day of the week. The games in the series in 2009 will be played December 3-6, 2009, while matchups in 2010 will be played December 2-5, 2010.
“We are pleased to make this scheduling arrangement with the Big 12 Conference and its members,” Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen noted. “It will enable both conferences to provide exciting, high-level basketball competition. The games will spotlight college basketball in early December and will be excellent programming for our television partners. I commend the coaches of the two conferences for embracing the competition which will enhance the power ratings of all participants.”
Additional components of the series, including the name of the event, television and sponsorship will be announced at a later date.
Here is the schedule for next season:
BIG 12 / PAC-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL SERIES
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007
Oregon at Kansas State
Oklahoma at USC
Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
Washington State at Baylor
Iowa State at Oregon State
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007
Washington at Oklahoma State
Missouri at California
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007
Arizona State at Nebraska
Stanford at Colorado
Texas at UCLA
Texas A&M at Arizona
Outside the 10-game series window
Arizona at Kansas (Sun., Nov. 25, 2007)
Stanford vs. Texas Tech (Sat., Dec. 22, 2007)
[Neutral Site To Be Determined]

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