The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars engaged in a fierce battle to close the second day of the Pac-10 Tournament with NCAA Tournament hopes on the line. The Cougars needed to advance to the finals, if not win the tournament, to make it to the Big Dance while the Huskies were looking to solidify their spot in March Madness. With a two-point win to advance to the semifinals, Washington may have locked up a bid to the NCAA Tournament after an up-and-down season.
Over at SB Nation, the Huskies are in the latest bracketology update, sliding in as an 11-seed. The Huskies are projected to face UNLV in the first round of the Southwest region in Charlotte, North Carolina. Washington is also listed among the “next four in,” as well.
The Huskies still have a chance to improve their seeding with wins in the semifinals, over Oregon, and perhaps lock up a seed with a Pac-10 Tournament Championship over the next two days. Washington and Oregon hit the court on Friday night at 8:30 with a spot in the championship on the line.