The Washington State University men’s basketball team will return to the Tri-Cities this season with another “home” game at the Toyota Center.
The Cougars will play San Francisco State on Wednesday, Dec. 18, two games before they start their Pac-12 schedule at Arizona State and Arizona.
WSU opens the season Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Central Washington in Pullman, then plays its first official game Nov. 8 at home against Cal State Bakersfield.
Last year, the Cougs played Idaho State on Dec. 29 in front of 4,590 fans at the Toyota Center, winning 74-39.
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WSU’s schedule, which was released Wednesday, has 13 home games, including one in Spokane. The Pac-12 portion of the schedule will be finalized by the conference later this month.