University of Washington Mens' hoops take on the 11th ranked Marquette Golden Eagles on the big stage, Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday night. Here's what you need to know.
The Huskies travel to the Big Apple tonight to take on the 11th ranked Marquette Golden Eagles at Madison Square Garden, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic. Here's what you need to know if you're planning on tuning in.
Teams: Washington Huskies (4-2) vs No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles (7-0)
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York.
TV: Tuesday's game will be televised by ESPN with Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale calling the action. (Dicky V baby!!)
Radio: KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM will broadcast the game on radio in Seattle with Bob Rondeau providing play-by-play and Jason Hamilton supplying color analysis. You can also follow the action at GoHuskies.com by signing into a live chat by hosted by Gregg Bell.
Notes: The game will pay tribute to Jimmy Valvano and Andrew Moritz. Per the game's official release, this is the 17th year of the Jimmy V Classic, a 2-game tourney that pays tribute to Jim Valvano, who passed away in 1993 from bone cancer. Jimmy V displayed a fighting spirit that serves as an inspira- tion to this day. Former Husky Basketball walk on Andrew Moritz em- bodied that same fighting attitude through his own brave battle with cancer. On Saturday, Nov. 26, Moritz succumbed to his three-year fight with a rare sarcoma -- desmoplastic round cell tumor. Moritz, 33, was a walk-on player from 1996-99 who played on two NCAA tournament teams. He was diagnosed in 2008 with his disease and only given a few months to live. He spent the past three years fighting cancer with the same spirit he showed on the basketball court.