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Husky Men's Basketball

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July 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Shaw talks about Gonzaga scheduling on KJR-AM

Interesting interview with UW assistant Jim Shaw on KJR-AM this morning that included talk of why the Huskies haven’t been playing Gonzaga.
Shaw is the assistant in charge of scheduling for the Huskies and I’ll have to paraphrase what he said because I wasn’t in position to write down exact quotes. However, what he said is that the two schools have been talking and UW’s proposal is for an annual game in Seattle at KeyArena where the tickets would be split to create a neutral site atmosphere. He said Gonzaga has balked at that, and while he didn’t say it, it may be because GU already plays an annual game in Seattle against a high-profile opponent. Sounds as if GU would prefer a home-and-home series, as was the case before the series ended a few years ago.
Shaw also talked about the length of time it took to get the Georgetown game done in the Wooden Classic. He said UW did not want to get put into a position of playing team that might have had a homecourt advantage, such as a San Diego State, and wanted a true neutral opponent, and it simply took a while to find a team that wanted and could do it.
I frankly only heard part of the interview, but am assuming the whole thing may be available here later.
TRENT SHRINKING? — As some others of you pointed out, it was interesting this week to see the updated UW roster and note that Clarence Trent is now listed at 6-5, 225 pounds. He was listed at 6-7 230 by Scout.com and 6-6, 230 by Rivals.com during his recruitment.

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