The Seattle University men's basketball program has released its 2010-11 schedule, featuring 12 regular season home games at KeyArena at Seattle Center as well as road trips to two ACC schools and a Pac-10 institution.
Fans will get their first look at the team on Halloween, as Seattle University will host Pacific Lutheran in an exhibition game at KeyArena Sunday, Oct. 31, beginning at 4 p.m. The regular season starts with the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, as Seattle U heads to College Park, Md., to take on the Maryland Terrapins Monday, Nov. 8, at the Comcast Center.
After a contest at the University of San Francisco Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m., Seattle U opens its home schedule by welcoming former head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Mustangs to KeyArena Sunday, Nov. 14, starting at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Oregon State Beavers will be the first of two Pac-10 schools to visit KeyArena this season for a 7:10 p.m. tip.
The team will head to Irvine, Calif., for the subregional of the 2K Sports Classic, facing Louisiana Tech, UC Irvine, and Navy on consecutive days Nov. 19-21. After spending Thanksgiving at home, the Redhawks head back out on the road for a Saturday matinee against UC Davis on Nov. 27 at 1 p.m.
Seattle U will start a stretch of facing three straight Big Sky schools with a home game against Montana State Monday, Nov. 29, at 7:10 p.m., followed by road games at Portland State (Dec. 1) and Weber State (Dec. 4). After taking finals for fall quarter, the team will host Idaho in the second half of a KeyArena doubleheader with the women's team Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.
Following a road contest at Eastern Washington Wednesday, Dec. 15, Seattle U welcomes San Jose State to KeyArena Saturday, Dec. 18, at 7:10 p.m. The Redhawks will head to the East Coast for the second time this season, this time landing in Charlottesville, Va., to take on the Virginia Cavaliers Wednesday, Dec. 22, to close out 2010.
The new year begins with a Sunday afternoon contest at Pepperdine on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m., followed by home games against Eastern Washington (Jan. 6) and Cal State Northridge (Jan. 8), both slated to tip off at 7:10 p.m. The team embarks on a four-game road swing, facing Utah Valley (Jan. 13), Cal State Northridge (Jan. 19), Fresno State (Jan. 24), and Loyola Marymount (Jan. 31).
Seattle U begins a three-game homestand with the University of Portland Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7:10 p.m., with Utah Valley (Feb. 9) and UC Davis (Feb. 15) coming to town for the second half of those season series. On either Friday, Feb. 18, or Saturday, Feb. 19, Seattle U will participate in the ninth annual ESPN BracketBuster series of games, heading to a destination that will not be known until two weeks before the actual contests.
The Redhawks welcome the University of Washington Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:10 p.m., the first time Seattle U will host Washington at KeyArena (formerly the Seattle Center Coliseum) since Dec. 15, 1979. Another three-game road trip awaits Seattle U, with games at Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 26), Stanford (Mar. 1), and Idaho (Mar. 5). The 2010-11 regular season closes with a home game against Portland State at KeyArena Thursday, Mar. 10, at 7:10 p.m.
For the second straight season, all games, home and away, will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle, the radio home of the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks. Dave Grosby and Gary Hill, Jr., will once again provide the play-by-play and analysis of each game from the arena.
Season tickets are on sale now, starting as low as $96 for seats behind the basket, and can be purchased at center court for only $246, coming to only $19 per game, a 20 percent savings on the single game price.
If a season ticket package is too much of a commitment, take advantage of the mini-game plans, which go on sale October 4. Single game tickets will go on sale October 18 for all games excluding the University of Washington game. The University of Washington game will go on sale at a later date in the season.
To order your season tickets call 206-296-2835 or go online to www.GoSeattleU.com.
Seattle University is eligible for participation in any of three postseason tournaments: the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). Last season, Seattle U posted a 17-14 overall record, the first team in modern history to finish with a winning record playing a full Division I schedule in its first year as a Division I counter.