The Seattle University athletics department has joined withBasketball Travelersto host the inauguralMarv Harshman Classic, a one-day men’s college basketball doubleheader to take place Sunday,Nov. 23, at KeyArena at Seattle Center.
The first game of the 2014 Classic will feature the Redhawks of Seattle University taking on the University of Montana Grizzlies. The second game of the doubleheader will see the University of Washington Huskies go up against the Tigers of the University of the Pacific.
The event is named in honor of Harshman, the long-time college basketball coach at three different schools in the state of Washington. He started his coaching career at his alma mater, Pacific Lutheran University, winning 235 games between 1945 and 1958, before moving on to Washington State University, where he won 155 games from 1958 to 1971, and the University of Washington, where he collected 245 victories from 1971 to 1985.