Found March 13, 2012 on
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Let’s just get straight to the point: Washington didn’t make the NCAA Tournament, and it stinks.
Fans and analysts have been arguing like heck on Twitter and Facebook that the Huskies should have made it in over a team like BYU because they won the PAC-12 regular season championship outright. Come on. Give me a break. Did you watch the Huskies in that PAC-12 Tournament loss against Oregon State?
Our worst fears as fans have been realized: Washington is playing in the same tournament we made fun of Washington State for being in last year: The National Invitation Tournament, or the “NIT.”
If you don’t know what it is, the NIT is a 32 team tournament that consists of teams that barely missed the NCAA Tournament. So as you might imagine, winning it isn’t the most prestigious award.
So as much as it may hurt, the Huskies are a number 1 seed in the tournament and will play a couple home games. And because of that, I say this to the 2011-2012 Washington H...
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The Washington Huskies stubbed their toe at the end of the season, and in doing so have become infamous. The Huskies (21-10, 14-4) became the first 'power conference' team to win their regular season outright, yet not win a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The missed bid means senior forward Darnell Gant misses out on being the first Washington player to ever play in four straight Big Dances.
Terrence Ross scored 23 points and top-seeded Washington beat Texas-Arlington 81-72 on Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
C.J. Wilcox added 14 points off the bench and Darnell Gant had 13 for the Huskies (22-10), regular-season champions of the Pac-12. Washington is the first team to win a regular-season title in a power conference and get left...
SEATTLE - The question wasn't whether the Washington Huskies would beat UT-Arlington Tuesday night; it was whether they would bother to show up at all. After a sluggish start, the No. 1 seed Huskies eventually took control and downed the No. 8 seed Mavericks in the first round of the 75th National Invitation Tournament at Alaska Airlines Arena in front of a crowd of 2801 fans.
While the Washington Huskies didn't achieve one of their main objectives - getting into the NCAA Tournament - they did receive a pretty nice consolation prize in the form of an overall No. 1 seed in the 75th annual National Invitation Tournament Sunday evening.
SEATTLE - Here are quotes from Lorenzo Romar, Tony Wroten, Darnell Gant, Abdul Gaddy and Terrence Ross after Washington's 82-72 win over UT-Arlington in the first round of the 75th National Invitation Tournament Tuesday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Now the No. 1 seed Huskies will host No. 4 seed Northwestern on Friday at 7 pm.