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March 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM

UW to play at UConn next season; Ross, Wroten make USBWA all-district team

Washington assistant Jim Shaw told KJR-AM this morning the Huskies will play at Connecticut next season. UConn would then play at UW during the 2013-14 season.
“That would bring not only great exposure and I think it would be a CBS game out there,” Shaw said. “It also creates an opportunity the following season for a team like UConn to play in our arena, which is something that’s really, really hard to do to get a school like that to come play you in your arena.”
Washington will host Saint Louis and Nevada and will play in the Nov. 16-18 Naismith Hall Of Fame tip off tournament that includes Ohio State and Seton Hall.
Audio of Shaw’s interview is below.
Meanwhile, the postseason award season is upon us. On Monday, the conferences had their say.
Today its the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, which released its 2011-12 men’s all-district teams.
Washington’s Tony Wroten Jr. and Terrence Ross were among six Pac-12 players selected to the District IX team.
Others include: Oregon State’s Jared Cunnigham, Arizona’s Kyle Fogg, California’s Jorge Gutierrez and Washington State’s Brock Motum.
Long Beach State senior guard Casper Ware captured the player of the year award in the district and San Diego State’s Steve Fisher was voted coach of the year.
The rest of the all-district team includes: Saint Mary’s Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s; San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin, UC Santa Barbara’s Orlando Johnson and Ware.

— A picture is worth a thousands words. The shot (right) just about sums up the Pac-12 Player of the Year race. California senior guard Jorge Gutierrez won the award. Admittedly he didn’t have eye-popping statistics. He’s also the winner since Damon Stoudamire in 1995 who didn’t claim a Player of of the Week honor. Still, Cal coach Mike Montgomery said: “I’m not trading Jorge for anybody.”
— Washington State junior Brock Motum is happy to have been selected first-team all-conference, but he was hoping to win a Pac-12 title.
— The Sporting News gives a preview of this week’s Pac-12 Tournament. Mike DeCourcy picks Cal to win the title.
— SN’s Ryan Fagan projects UW is a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament.
— Looks like ESPN’s Joe Lunardi is updating his bracket each day. No change on his thoughts about Washington. He still has UW as a No. 11 seed in the East region facing No. 6 Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.
— Oregon is on the NCAA tournament bubble and knows the only sure way into the Dance is to win the Pac-12 Tournament.
— Washington State will play in the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Nov. 19-20. Other teams include: Kansas, Saint Louis and Texas A&M.
— Oregon State will play in the 2K Sports Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15-16. Other teams include: Purdue, Villanova and Alabama.
— Utah will renew it’s in-state rivalry with Utah State.
— Stanford associate head coach Dick Davey will retire at the end of the season calling a quits to a 44-year career in basketball.
— Not Pac-12 related, but Baylor, Louisville and Cincinnati will unveil new uniforms for the postseason. Pretty cool threads.
Photo credit: AP Photo – Ray Chavez

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