Sept. 15, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University in conjunction with Northwest Sports, Inc., will host the Cougar Hardwood Classic, Dec. 22 at KeyArena in Seattle.
The men's basketball game will feature the host Cougars and Utah. Washington State has advanced to the Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Tournament each of the last two seasons with Dick Bennett at the helm. The Cougars have won 25 games during Bennett's tenure on the Palouse.
The Utes, under the guidance of former Eastern Washington Head Coach Ray Giacoletti, advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2005.
The game will be carried live by FOX Sports Net with tip time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. General public tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster Oct. 1.