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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 7, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Springtime in Pullman

I have completed the journey to Pullman via the trusty Hyundai Elantra, and a warning to anyone making the trip that there are almost as many cops along the way as grain elevators.
In other words, a lot.
There were also a lot of cars heading the other way as this is the beginning of WSU’s spring break.
That’s a somewhat worriesome sight for WSU officials, who are hoping for a full house for tomorrow’s game against the Huskies.
A full house includes 5,300 seats allotted for students out of an official capacity of 11,760. The tickets are sold, but whether all the seats will be filled is another question with some students leaving for break as early as Wednesday. To ensure that as many students stick around as possible, dorms are begin kept open until tipoff instead of closing in the morning.
That this is the beginning of spring break, however, was one reason there was talk last summer of moving this game to Wednesday. Pac-10 rivalry games have sometimes been held on Wednesdays through the years, allowing one team or the other to schedule a non-conference game on the weekend. The Cougars and Huskies did just that last season, playing on Wednesday in Seattle with UW then playing at Pitt that Saturday.
That wouldn’t have come into play this year, but what might have been an advantage is giving each team a little rest before the Pac-10 Tournament.
“(UW coach) Lorenzo (Romar) and I were going to talk about that,” WSU coach Tony Bennett said this week. “I think he would have been open to it… if you played Wednesday, you would have had some down time.”
Bennett said the two sides were going to discuss it further, but the Huskies then went on their trip to Greece and the issue was tabled.
Regardless, a raucous crowd is sure to greet the Huskies tomorrow. WSU officials simply hope there’s not an empty seat in the house, as well.

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