Seattle Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule

Russell Brown


By Brandon Brown
ESN Director of Content

SEATTLE, WA – The 2020-21 Non-Conference schedule for the Seattle Redhawks was released Friday afternoon, completing their full regular season slate for the year. The release comes a couple of weeks after the conference schedule which had 16 WAC games announced. The non-conference lineup includes a couple match ups with PAC-12 teams and 3 home games.


25th & 26th – Tournament @ University of Portland

The Redhawks will open the season with a tournament hosted by the University of Portland. Seattle will play Idaho (25th) and Cal Poly (26th) while down in The City of Roses.

29th & 30th – Neutral Site in Vegas

From Portland, Seattle will fly to Sin City for two neutral site games. They will take on Air Force (29th) and California State Northridge (30th).


3rd – @ UCLA

This will be the first matchup between the Redhawks and the Bruins. UCLA went 19-12 last season and are projected by many to be the favorite out of the PAC-12 this season.

6th – @ Long Beach State

The Beach and Redhawks played to a 79 to 57 result last season in favor of Seattle. This will be the second matchup between the schools.

9th – @ University of Washington

The Huskies and Redhawks square off for another edition of the inner-city rivalry. Since 2009, Seattle has an 0-12 record vs UW. Last season looked promising when SU had a 33-32 halftime lead, but the Huskies stormed back to outscore the Redhawks 49-26 in the second half.

13th – vs Northwest

The first home game of the season comes against Northwest out of Kirkland. Seattle is 4-0 against the Eagles dating back to the 2012 season with their last meeting coming in 2018.

15th – vs Corban

Another first for Seattle, they will play the Corban Warriors for their second home game. Corban comes out of the Cascade Conference of the NAIA.

19th – vs Portland

Seattle has won their last 3 matchups with Portland dating back to a 2017 matchup at KeyArena. This will be the 3rd and final home non-conference game this season.

30th – @ Portland 

A real chance to double up on the Pilots as they complete the home and away matchup to end the calendar year in Portland.

Final Thoughts 

This schedule is a clear sign of the times as Seattle never leaves the Pacific Time Zone for any of their non-conference games. The matchups vs UCLA and Washington gives them tough matchups to test themselves as the Bruins will be a top 25 team and the Huskies are a natural rival.

The home games seem to be easier matchups as they take on two teams from the NAIA. Much like and FBS team playing a FCS team, this allows for the team to get a couple warm up matches before WAC play begins just a few weeks later.

All in all, it’s hard to find anything wrong with the schedule that the team was able to put together. It is a great mixture of tough tests and lower competitions that you usually find in non-conference schedules. It keeps the team safe with minimal travel as well, which just can’t be overstated in a year like this.

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