Mar 27, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Washington Huskies guard Terrence Ross (31) drives to the basket during the first half of the semifinal round against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the NIT held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

NIT 2012, Washington Vs. Minnesota: Huskies Season Ends In Overtime Defeat

Washington's quest for an NIT tournament championship continues on Tuesday night in the semifinals against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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NIT 2012, Washington Vs. Minnesota Score: Golden Gophers Win Overtime Thriller

The season is over for the Washington Huskies.

Lorenzo Romar's squad overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to force Tuesday night's NIT semifinal game against Minnesota into overtime. However, the Golden Gophers pulled out a 68-67 victory in overtime to advance to the NIT championship game on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Down by two points, Washington's C.J. Wilcox stole the basketball in Minnesota's backcourt and converted on a layup with 19 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Minnesota's Andre Hollins scored all seven of Minnesota's points in the overtime period to lead his team to victory. Hollins finished with 20 points for the Golden Gophers.

Washington was led by the efforts of Terrence Ross who scored a game-high 21 points. The Huskies benefited from an improved effort on the boards in the second half. Washington was out-rebounded 21-13 in the first half, but held a 22-14 rebounding advantage in the second half.

In his final game, Washington senior Darnell Gant finished with 12 points and ten rebounds.

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NIT 2012, Washington Vs. Minnesota Score: Golden Gophers In Control, Lead Huskies 38-26

Washington's lackluster defense is being exposed by the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Tuesday night's NIT semifinal game. Minnesota leads the Huskies 38-26 at halftime with forward Rodney Williams leading the way with 12 points.

The Huskies struggled from the beginning of the game, going one-for-nine from the field and turning the ball over two times in the game's first five minutes. Terrence Ross has carried the team's offense, with 14 of the team's 26 first half points. The rest of Washington is five-for-21 from the field.

The Huskies will need a better offensive showing in the second half along with a better performance on the glass if they want to make a comeback; The Golden Gophers are out rebounding Washington 21-13.

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NIT Tournament 2012, Washington Vs. Minnesota: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Washington's quest for an NIT tournament championship continues on Tuesday night in the semifinals against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The two teams meet in the national spotlight at Madison Square Garden, a venue that the Huskies played two non-conference games in back in December.

The No. 1-seeded Huskies ripped off three straight victories at home and will be playing on a neutral court for the first time since its loss to Oregon State in the Pac-12 tournament on on March 8th.

If there were any doubt of the team's intentions or motivations entering Tuesday night's game, head coach Lorenzo Romar assured the media his team would be playing inspired:

"We are in New York, playing for a national championship in the NIT. Our guys are pretty excited," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. "We have a group of guys that are pretty competitive and were just able to turn the page." (Via: GoHuskies.com)

WASHINGTON - MINNESOTA LIVE COVERAGE

Date: March, 26 2012

Time: 6:00 PM PT (9:00 ET)

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

TV: ESPN2, Mike Patrick (play by play), Fran Franschilla (analyst) and Bill Raftery (analyst)

Online Stream: ESPN3.com

Radio: KJR 950 AM; Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton

GoHuskies.com: Live chat with Gregg Bell

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NIT Tournament 2012 Schedule And Bracket: Washington And Stanford Arrive In New York

The NIT semifinals is set with four teams playing on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for a chance to play in the tournament's championship game on Thursday. Washington advanced to the semifinals after beating Pac-12 rival Oregon in the quarterfinals last Tuesday.

The No. 5 seeded UMass Minutemen also advanced on Tuesday to the quarterfinals after squeaking out a 72-70 victory over Drexel. Last Wednesday, the Minnesota Golden Gophers beat Middle Tennessee and the Stanford Cardinal beat Nevada to advance to the semifinals.

If Washington and Stanford both win their semifinal games the NIT championship game will be an all Pac-12 affair.

Here's the schedule for Tuesday night's games (designated home teams are in bold):

No. 5 UMass vs. No. 3 Stanford - March 26, 4:00 pm PT

No. 1 Washington vs. No. 6 Minnesota - March 26, 6:00 pm PT

All games will be nationally televised on ESPN2 and streamed online at ESPN3.com.

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NIT 2012: Washington, Oregon Matchup Proves Pac-12 Basketball is Down, But Not Out

Tuesday's quarterfinal matchup between Washington and Oregon didn't feel like your typical NIT game.

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NIT Tournament 2012, Washington Vs. Oregon: Huskies Advance To Semifinals With Win Over Ducks

A Tony Wroten put-back shot with just under four minutes remaining in the game, gave Washington a nine-point lead over Oregon en route to an eventual 90-86 victory in Tuesday night's NIT quarterfinal match.

Down by four points at halftime, the Huskies' perimeter offense lifted them in the second half. Wroten and Terrence Ross combined for 48 of the team's 90 points. Junior point guard Abdul Gaddy added 11 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Huskies.

Despite being in foul trouble, the Huskies' post players held Ducks junior E.J. Singler to four points in the second half; Singler led all scorers with 15 points at halftime. Oregon's Tony Woods was also held to five points in the second half after socring ten in the first half. Aziz N'Diaye played much of the second half in spite of collecting his fourth foul with 17 minutes left in the game.

Reserve forward Olu Ashaolu led Oregon with 20 points and nine rebounds, while the Huskies were led by a game-high 24 points from Ross.

A three-pointer from Oregon's Devoe Joseph cut Washington's lead to two points with 47 seconds remaining in the game, but six consecutive free-throw makes from C.J. Wilcox sealed the victory for Washington.

The Huskies await the winner of Wednesday's quarterfinal game between Middle Tennessee State and Minnesota. Next Tuesday's NIT Semifinal game will be played in New York at Madison Square Garden.

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Washington Vs. Oregon Score: Ducks Lead Huskies 46-42 At The Half

In front of a packed house at Alaska Airlines Arena, the Oregon Ducks are up 46-42 at halftime against the hosting Washington Huskies.

Down 12-6, five minutes into the game, the Ducks went on a 12-2 run to take an 18-14 lead with 11:48 left in the half. Oregon kept the lead for the majority of the first half after that.

Forward E.J. Singler leads all scorers with 15 points, he is three-for-four from beyond the arc and also leads Oregon with six rebounds. The Ducks are also getting solid production from center Tony Woods who is five-for-five from the field with ten points.

Washington's Terrence Ross poured in 12 points on five-for-ten shooting for the Huskies. Tony Wroten has only attempted five shots from the field, but has scored nine points, with five of them coming from the charity stripe.

The Huskies' frontcourt is in foul trouble which could hurt them in the second half; Aziz N'Diaye and Austin Seferian-Jenkins both have two fouls each.

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NIT 2012, Washington Vs. Oregon: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

It's Washington versus Oregon for a chance to play in the 2012 NIT tournament semifinals at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Washington hosts the Ducks for the teams' third meeting of the season at Alaska Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.

This will be Washington's third consecutive NIT game at home. The No. 1 seeded Huskies beat Northwestern 76-55 last Friday night in the second round to advance to Tuesday's quarterfinal game against Oregon. The No. 3 seeded Ducks come into this game after an offensive-filled 108-97 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday.

Tuesday night's game will be the rubbermatch of the season between these two teams. Washington won its first game against Oregon in late December 76-60, with the Ducks avenging their loss with an 82-57 victory of their own in early February.

OREGON - WASHINGTON LIVE COVERAGE

Date: March, 20 2012

Time: 6:00 PM PT (9:00 ET)

Location: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA

TV: ESPN, Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

Online Stream: ESPN3.com

Radio: KJR 950 AM; Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton

GoHuskies.com: Live chat with Gregg Bell

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2012 NIT Tournament Bracket: Oregon And Washington Set For Rubber Match

The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies get a chance to settle the season series on Tuesday night.

The first time Washington and Oregon played each other on New Year's Eve in Seattle, Tony Wroten and C.J. Wilcox tore up the Ducks, as Devoe Joseph and Olu Ashaolu struggled mightily, taking a double-digit lead and holding it all through the final 10 minutes.

The rematch in Eugene went way better, as Oregon took a 23-point halftime lead and rolled to victory. The Ducks shot 20 percent better from the field than Washington, as Joseph, E.J Singler and Garrett Sim all put in 13 points, Carlos Emory leading the way. Wroten and Wilcox had solid games, but they weren't enough.

Washington and Oregon have proven they can put up the points. But can they both put up buckets at the same time? We shall see.

NIT bracket:

Region 1 quarterfinals: Washington vs. Oregon
Region 2 quarterfinals: Tennessee/Middle Tennessee winner vs. Miami (FL)/Minnesota winner
Region 3 quarterfinals: UMass vs. Drexel
Region 4 quarterfinals: Nevada vs. Stanford/Illinois State winner


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NIT 2012 Results: Oregon Ducks Pour On Points, Beat Iowa 108-97

The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies are going to get one last crack at each other. The stakes for this matchup will be a trip to Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four.

Oregon was killing it offensively for most of this contest. The Ducks shot 60% from the field, nailed ten threes, and more importantly hit 28 of 32 free throws. E.J. Singler only missed one shot on his way to 25 points and six rebounds, Devoe Joseph added 15 points and eight assists, and Garrett Sim put in 15 points of his own. Olu Ashaolu added 22 points and six boards, Carlos Emory 19 points and seven rebounds. Oregon put up 61 points in the second half to overcome an early Iowa deficit and pull away from the Hawkeyes in the second half.

Oregon will now face Washington on Tuesday night in Seattle, with a chance to advance to the semifinals and Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four.

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NIT 2012, Oregon Vs. Iowa: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Oregon Ducks season continues on, hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes in the second round of the 2012 NIT Tournament at the Matthew Night Arena in Eugene Sunday night.

The No. 3 seeded Ducks are coming off a 96-76 home win over LSU in the NIT first round. Iowa, a No. 7 seed, posted an 84-75 home win over Dayton. Iowa leads the all-time series over Oregon, 5-0., though The Ducks are 17-37 overall against Big Ten teams. They are also 12-4 in their last 16 games, looking to ride that momentum to the quarterfinals to face the winner of No. 1 Washington and No. 4 Northwestern.

OREGON - IOWA LIVE COVERAGE

· TV: ESPNU; Roxy Bernstein, play-by-play; Miles Simon, analyst

• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 95.3 FM in the Eugene / Springfield area; Jerry Allen, play-by-play

• GoDucks.com: Live audio and stats

• ESPN3.com: As part of WatchESPN

• Twitter: @Geraghty_UO for in-game updates, stats, etc.

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2012 NIT Tournament Schedule And Bracket: Washington Waits To Find Out Who They Will Play In Round 3

The 2012 NIT Tournament will hold its second round over the next couple of days. The No. 1 seed Washington Huskies were the first team to advance to the third round by blowing out the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday. On Saturday, another team advanced, as fellow No. 1 seeds the Seton Hall Pirates were stunned and eliminated by No. 5 seed Massachusetts Minutemen.

The Huskies will be watching on Saturday as the No. 3 Oregon Ducks take on the No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes. The winner of that game will move on to face the Huskies in the third round next week. Area fans may be treated to another big Oregon-UW game before all is said and done.

Here's the full lineup of games for the second round. Games already played appear in bold.

REGION 1

No. 1 Washington def. No. 4 Northwestern, 76-55

No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 7 Iowa - March 18, 5:00 p.m. ET

REGION 2

No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 4 Middle Tennessee - March 19, 7:00 p.m. ET

No. 2 Miami (FL) vs. No. 6 Minnesota - March 19, 9:00 p.m. ET

REGION 3

No. 5 Massachusetts def. No. 1 Seton Hall, 77-67

No. 3 Drexel vs. No. 7 Northern Iowa - March 18, 11:00 a.m. ET

REGION 4

No. 5 Bucknell vs. No. 8 Nevada - March 18, 3:00 p.m. ET

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 7 Illinois State - March 19, 11:30 p.m. ET

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Washington Vs. Northwestern Score: Huskies Advance To Quarterfinals With 76-55 Win

The Washington Huskies may have gotten passed over for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they are still making plenty of noise in the 2012 NIT Tournament. The Huskies went on record as saying they will be viewing the NIT as the real deal and thus far, they are playing like it.

No. 1 seed Washington played the only Friday game in the NIT, going up against the No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats in a second-round matchup. The Huskies virtually dismantled Northwestern, blowing them out by a final score of 76-55.

The teams started the game on relatively even ground, with UW leading 39-32 heading into halftime. They held the Wildcats to just 23 points after the break, however, en route to the 21-point win.

Washington guard Terrence Ross led all scorers in the game with a whopping 32 points, also nabbing eight rebounds.

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NIT 2012, Washington Vs. Northwestern: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Washington continues its quest for an NIT championship with a second round game against Northwestern (18-13). The No. 1 seeded Huskies (21-10) advanced to this game after beating UT-Arlington 82-72 on Tuesday.

This is the first meeting between the schools since 1975, with Washington holding an overall 5-2 record against the Wildcats. Northwestern's 76-74 victory over Akron landed them in this game against Washington. The Wildcats received solid play from John Shurna and Drew Crawford with the two players scoring 23 and 27 points respectively.

The winner of this game will move on to play the winner of Sunday's match up between Oregon and Iowa.

Date: March, 16 2012

Time: 7:00 PM PT (10:00 ET)

Location: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA

TV: ESPNU: Roxy Bernstein and Mark Adams

Online Video Stream: ESPN3.com

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2012 NIT Tournament Schedule And Bracket: Washington Huskies And Oregon Ducks Still Alive

The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks both advanced in the 2012 NIT Tournament after first round wins over Texas-Arlington and LSU respectively.

Washington continues its run towards a postseason championship on Friday night with a second round game against Northwestern. Oregon takes on Iowa on Sunday evening in their second round game. The Pac-12 rivals could meet in the quarterfinals if both of them win their second round games this weekend.

Here is the updated NIT Tournament bracket after the first round of games:

No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats at No. 1 Washington Huskies, Fri 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPNU

No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 3 Oregon Ducks, Sun 5 PM ET/2 PM PT, ESPNU

No. 4 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers Mon 7 PM ET/3 PM PT, ESPN

No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 2 Miami Hurricanes Mon 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, ESPN

No. 4 UMass Minutemen at No. 1 Seton Hall Pirates Sat 11 AM ET/8 AM PT, ESPN

No. 7 Northern Iowa Panthers at No. 3 Drexel Dragons Sun 11 AM ET/8 AM PT, ESPN

No. 8 Bucknell Bison at No. 5 Nevada Wolfpack Sun 3 PM ET/ 12 PM PT, ESPNU

No. 7 Illinois State Redbirds at No. 3 Stanford Cardinal Mon 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT, ESPN2

No. 1 Washington Huskies vs. No. 8 Texas-Arlington Mavericks, Tue 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPNU

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NIT Tournament 2012: Oregon Easily Advances Past LSU 96-76

The Oregon Ducks were looking to make the most of their 2012 NIT Tournament berth facing the LSU Tigers in the first round at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR. And behind a well rounded performance they certainly got the attention of the rest of the bracket with their 96-76 victory Tuesday night, advancing them to the second round of the tourney.

The Ducks used a 24-4 run midway through the first half to gain themselves a sizable they never would relinquish, led by Devoe Joseph's 25 points and six assists, while Garrett Sim added 15 points and Tony Woods matched his career-high with 14. Afterwards, Joseph noted they key to the game for Oregon:

"We sped them up and played our style of game," Joseph said. "Both teams were trying to adjust, and we got into the flow of the game a little faster than they did."

Justin Hamilton had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the way for the Tigers, playing in their first postseason game since reaching the NCAA Final Four in 2006. Ralston Turner added 14 points as well, but they couldn't overcome the potent Duck attack, shooting only 40 percent form the field compared to Oregon's 58 percent.

Oregon now faces off against the Iowa Hawkeyes Sunday, March 18 from Matthew Knight Arena at 2:00 p.m PT, with coverage on ESPNU.

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NIT Tournament 2012: Washington Huskies Advance With 82-72 Victory Over UT-Arlington

The Washington Huskies may still be disappointed about missing the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they still have important games to win in the NIT. UW squared off with the Texas-Arlington Mavericks on Tuesday night and came away with a 82-72 victory. The game was played in front of few fans in Seattle and very few students turned up for the event.

Terrence Ross led all scorers with 23 points and went 9-for-15 from the field. The top-NBA prospect has been viewed as a potential lottery pick by some and is likely looking to improve his draft stock for next summer. C.J. Wilcox scored 15 off the bench and Abdul Gaddy played very well, scoring 10 points and dishing out six assists while only committing one turnover.

UT-Arlington had the score tied at 37-37 at halftime, but they were unable to keep the Huskies from scoring at will during the second half. LaMarcus Reed III led his team with an inefficient 20 points on 4-for-14 shooting, while forward Bo Ingram had 17 despite missing nine of his 10 attempts from behind the arc.

With the victory, the Huskies will face Northwestern next after knocking off Akron.

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All-Time Worst First Round Choke Jobs: Putting Tony Wroten In Perspective

Tony Wroten's infamous performance in the Pac-12 Tournament is still fresh in the minds of Washington fans. It pales in comparison to some other notable first-round choke jobs.

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NIT 2012: Huskies and Ducks Prep For Tournament Games

The Huskies and Ducks would be lying to you if they said they wanted to play in the NIT. But, neither Pac-12 power made the Dance this season so both accepted invitations to the consolation tournament, and both are taking that opportunity seriously.

Here's a little spin around the interwebs to give you a snapshot of what's being written on this game.

Washington Huskies:

Husky Men's Basketball Blog | Terrence Ross vows UW will be ready to play | Seattle Times Newspaper
Percy Allen interviews Washington's Terrance Ross on their upcoming trip to the NIT. If there's one thing that's clear, it's that the Huskies are not taking this lightly.

Husky Men's Basketball Blog | Darnell Gant on NIT: "We have to win this" | Seattle Times Newspaper
UW's Darnell Gant on the trip to the NIT: "We're the No. 1 seed now so we have to handle our business."

Husky Men's Basketball Blog | Tony Wroten says UW treating NIT "like it's the national championship"
Tony Wroten, Jr: "We did this to ourselves. We just got to look forward to the next game and try to win the NIT."

Well, if they insist: Huskies Launch NIT Play | UW Basketball
Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW takes a look at UW's first round draw in the NIT. He points out: "The Mavericks won the Southland Conference regular-season title and the NIT automatic bid with a 15-1 record, but lost 92-72 in the semifinals of the league tournament to McNeese State. UT Arlington is led by LaMarcus Reed, a 6-foot-5 senior forward (17.8 ppg). His 569 points this season are the fourth-highest in school history. He averaged 20.0 ppg in the conference tournament last week."

Video and full audio: Lorenzo Romar’s Monday press conference | UW Huskies Insider - The News Tribune
In this video, Ryan Divish of the TNT shares Husky Coach Lorenzo Romar's thoughts on the disappointment fading, a test of maturity for his team, the idea of competing, the team’s free throw struggles, what he expects to see in the first 10 minutes of Tuesday’s game, what he’s seen from Texas-Arlington, thoughts on the Pac-12 going forward into next season, Colorado’s ability to defend in the tournament, added motivation for his team, Tony Wroten since the loss to OSU, and the Huskies' defensive issues.

Audio: Tony Wroten discusses the OSU disappointment, criticism from fans and moving forward -
Ryan Divish of the TNT shares and interview with Tony Wroten, as he talked about playing the NIT, the tough loss to Oregon State, his disappointment, the criticism from fans and the idea of being a competitor.

Audio: Terrence Ross and Darnell Gant discuss the NIT and moving forward | UW Huskies Insider -
Ryan Divish shares more thoughts from Husky players.

Oregon Ducks:

Ducks turn focus to LSU in NIT matchup | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com
"Obviously it’s a letdown not making (the NCAA tournament), but we kind of knew after that Colorado game that it was gonna be tough for us to make it," senior guard Devoe Joseph said Monday. "So I think the guys are ready to take advantage of what we have left."

Oregon Ducks Men's basketball team opens up the 2012 NIT at home - Autzen Zoo -
The Autzen Zoo preview's Oregon's upcoming NIT game against LSU.

NIT not the NCAA, but not bad either - Oregon Ducks - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Coach Dana Altman said he's still disappointed Oregon didn't make the NCAA tournament, "but I'm sure there are 31 teams (in the NIT) that feel the same way. But when you look at the field, there are a lot of big schools, lot of competitive programs. We know we'll have our work cut for us."

Joseph on Pac-12 letdown: 'I think the pressure got to us' | Sports | KCBY CBS 11 - News, Weather and Sports - Coos Bay - North Bend, OR
Oregon Guard Davoe Joseph said of playing LSU in the NIT, "This is a good opportunity to keep playing and keep doing what we were doing. I think the pressure got to us in that tournament (Pac-12)."

George Schroeder: No madness but plenty of progress for Oregon basketball
"We should have won the game," Altman says of the loss to Colorado. "We didn’t. It hurts."

NIT not the NCAA, but not bad either - Oregon Ducks - CBSSports.com RapidReports
Coach Dana Altman said he's still disappointed Oregon didn't make the NCAA tournament, "but I'm sure there are 31 teams (in the NIT) that feel the same way. But when you look at the field, there are a lot of big schools, lot of competitive programs. We know we'll have our work cut for us."

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NIT 2012: Washington Huskies Coach Lorenzo Romar Reacts To Tourney Snub

The Washington Huskies are one of a few teams who feel like they were snubbed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. They were the Pac-12 regular season champion and became the first regular season champion from a major conference by miss out on the tournament.

But head coach Lorenzo Romar was very understanding of why his team ended up in the position that it ended up in and provided his own reaction to the ‘snub' in an interview with ESPN Radio.

"Obviously disappointed but again this is something we had control of that we didn't control. We lost some games that we should have done a better job of getting done. And the conference as a whole didn't have enough quality wins in the non-conference. And that's what the NCAA Selection committee looks at and now, we're not in the field."

The Huskies had been to the tournament each of the past three seasons and will now be a no. 1 seed in the NIT tournament and will face UT-Arlington in the first round.

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Washington Was Not In The Running For The Last NCAA Tournament Bids

As if the pain of missing out on an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament wasn't bad enough, it looks like the Washington Huskies weren't as close to getting one as one might expect. In fact, if there were six more spots in the tourney, the Huskies still would not have been invited to the tournament.

St. Bonaventure's win over Xavier in the Atlantic 10 tournament put a major wrench in the selection committee's plans. Xavier was a tournament team either way but the Bonnies weren't. They in turn stole a spot. But it wasn't from the Huskies. If Xavier would have won the A-10 tournament, the final spot in the tourney would have gone to a vote. The six teams up for selection? Drexel, Miami (Fla.), Oral Roberts, Seton Hall, Mississippi State and Nevada.

No sign of the Huskies.

NCAA interim vice president Greg Shaheen told a group of reporters on a conference call Sunday night that Washington's lack of top 50 wins and the Pac-12 tournament loss to Oregon State hurt the Huskies. Iona, BYU, Cal and South Florida were the last four teams to make the field.

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NIT Tournament Bracket 2012: Washington Huskies No. 1 Seed, Oregon Ducks No. 3 Seed

The Wahsington Huskies and Oregon Ducks will have one last chance to salvage their 2012 postseason. Both teams were announced as selections to the 2012 NIT Tournament on Sunday. The teams will begin play this week and attempt to grab the big trophy at the end.

Here are the full brackets for the tournament. Both the Ducks and Huskies have prime placement in the first bracket and will play on Tuesday.

The first bracket features plenty of Pac-12 teams that missed out on the NCAA Tournament.

No. 1 Washington Huskies vs. No. 8 Texas-Arlington Mavericks, Tue 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPNU
No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Akron Zips, Tue 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 3 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 6 LSU Tigers, Tue 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT, ESPN
No. 2 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes, Tue 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPN

And the second bracket looks like this:

No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers vs. No. 8 Savannah St. Tigers, Tue 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, ESPNU
No. 4 Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders vs. No. 5 Marshall Thundering Herd, Tue 9:15 PM ET/6:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 3 La Salle Explorers vs. No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wed. 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Valparaiso Crusaders, Wed. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPNU

Here is the third bracket:

No. 1 Seton Hall Pirates vs. No. 8 Stony Brook Seawolves, Tue 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 4 Mississippi St. Bulldogs vs. No. 5 UMass Minutemen, Tue 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 3 Drexel Dragons vs. No. 6 Central Florida Knights, Wed. 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 2 St. Joseph's Hawks vs. No. 7 UNI, Wed. 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3

And the final bracket:

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 8 Bucknell Bison, Wed. 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 4 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. No. 5 Nevada Wolf Pack, Wed. 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 3 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 6 Cleveland St. Vikings, Tue 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 2 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Illinois St. Redbirds, Wed. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPNU 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPN

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NIT Projections 2012: Washington, Oregon Projected To Be Top Seeds

The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks missed out on the NCAA Tournament but they will have another shot. at a postseason tournament. The NIT selections will be announced on Sunday.

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