The Bellarmine Knights will travel to Seattle, Washington, on Monday, November 6, 2023, to face the Washington Huskies in their season opener. The game is scheduled to tip off at 11:30pm ET and will be televised live on PAC12N.
The Knights are coming off a 20-13 season in 2022-23, while the Huskies finished with a record of 17-15. Washington is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, while Bellarmine plays in the ASUN Conference.
The game between the Bellarmine Knights and the Washington Huskies will be televised live on PAC12N. PAC12N is a regional sports network that is available in most markets in the Pac-12 Conference. If you do not have PAC12N, you can check with your local cable or satellite provider to see if they offer the channel.
Matchup: Bellarmine vs Washington
Time: Monday, November 6, 2023, 11:30pm ET (Local time)
Locations: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA
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The Knights will be led by senior guard Dylan Penn, who averaged 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. Penn is one of the top scorers in the ASUN Conference and is a Preseason All-ASUN selection.
The Huskies will be led by senior forward Braxton Meah, who averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season. Meah is one of the most versatile players in the Pac-12 Conference and is a Preseason All-Pac-12 selection.
The game between the Knights and the Huskies is expected to be a close and competitive one. Both teams are evenly matched and have a number of talented players. Bellarmine has a slight edge in experience, while Washington has a slight edge in athleticism.
I predict that the Washington Huskies will defeat the Bellarmine Knights by a score of 75-70.
Washington has a slight edge in athleticism and depth over Bellarmine. The Huskies also have a better defense, ranking 55th in the country in defensive efficiency last season, while the Knights ranked 62nd.
Bellarmine has a slight edge in experience over Washington. The Knights also have a better offense, ranking 65th in the country in offensive efficiency last season, while the Huskies ranked 82nd.
Overall, I believe that Washington has the edge in this matchup. They have a better defense and a more athletic team. However, Bellarmine is a capable team that could pull off the upset if they play their best game.