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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Washington, Texas to play in China

ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Washington and Texas will become the first teams in any major U.S. sport to play a regular-season game in China when they meet in 2015.

The nonconference game will be played on Nov. 14, 2015.

"The Pac-12 and our universities are proud to be pioneers in China," commissioner Larry Scott said. "This event is a great step forward for our initiative designed to use sport and cultural exchange to support the international strategies that many of our universities have embarked on to extend their reach into China and promote good will between our two countries."

The Pac-12 also announced it will send an All-Star basketball team to China for a tour this August. The team, which will be coached by Oregon State's Craig Robinson, will play two to three exhibition games in at least two Chinese cities.

The game and tour were created through the Pac-12's Globalization Initiative. Since it was formed in 2011, the conference has sent two men's teams and a women's basketball team, a women's All-Star volleyball team, and a delegation of men's basketball coaches to China for competitive exhibitions and clinics.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.