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Husky Men's Basketball

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

July 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Washington to play Oklahoma in Las Vegas

Washington faces Oklahoma's Buddy Heild (left) and coach Lon Krueger in Las Vegas on Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Howard Smith - USA TODAY Sports)

Washington faces Oklahoma’s Buddy Heild (left) and coach Lon Kruger in Las Vegas on Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Howard Smith – USA TODAY Sports)

Washington will face Oklahoma in the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday Dec. 20 in Las Vegas. The 6 p.m. PT game will be televised by ESPNU.

The Huskies-Sooners matchup will precede a game between Utah and UNLV at 8:30 p.m.

Oklahoma earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament last season, but the Sooners were upset 80-75 by No. 12 North Dakota State in their opener.

Oklahoma lost one starter on the front line on a team that finished 23-10. The Sooners return guard Buddy Hield, their leading scorer who averaged 16.5 points. Other returners include guards Jordan Woodward (10.6 ppg) and Isaiah Cousins (11.0) as well as big man Ryan Spangler. They also added 6-8 forward TaShawn Thomas, who transferred from Houston and has applied for immediate eligibility.

In other non-conference action, Washington will play a pair of games in the Wooden Legacy on Nov. 27-30 at Cal State Fullerton and the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The eight-team tournament includes Western Michigan, Xavier, Princeton, San Diego, San Jose State and UTEP.

The Huskies will host San Diego State at Alaska Airlines Arena in a rematch following last season’s 70-63 loss at Viejas Arena.

Washington also plays cross-town rival Seattle University.

The Huskies’ full non-conference schedule has not yet been released.

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