Washington (20-13) held a light practice on Thursday, not knowing who its next Women’s National Invitation Tournament opponent will be until this evening. San Diego plays at Texas Tech at 5 p.m. (PST) for the right to advance to the quarterfinals.
It’s a rematch of the Red Raiders’ 58-57 win in December. Texas Tech has a 4-0 all-time series lead against San Diego.
Word is if the Red Raiders (21-13) win on Thursday, the UW matchup will be on the road in Lubbock. If the Toreros (24-8) win, then UW could host at Edmundson Pavilion on Saturday or Sunday.
First-year Washington coach Kevin McGuff has his assistants scouting both to prepare the team during a full-length practice on Friday. The WNIT has travel plans on standby to get the Huskies or their opponent where they need to be, the organization making the final determination on site/time.
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UW freshman Jazmine Davis said she’s happy to play a new opponent, defeating two Pac-12 conference rivals in Utah and Oregon State to advance to the quarterfinals.
“We’re really fired up right now and we can’t wait to play whoever, we’re just so glad we have this opportunity,” she said after defeating the Beavers 55-49 on Tuesday. “It’ll be more exciting (playing someone new). I love playing new teams. I hate seeing the same teams over and over, again.”
Davis injured her right groin at OSU, but said Thursday that she’s fine. Teammate Mackenzie Argens also suffered a left knee bruise, limiting her to 17 minutes in the win. McGuff expects both to be able to play in the quarterfinals, hoping the light session on Thursday will help the players heal.
UW has played USD once in school history, winning 77-61 at home in 2005. The Huskies and Red Raiders have faced-off seven times, Texas Tech owning a 2-5 series lead, last meeting in 2003.