March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Tony Wroten (14) reacts to a foul call during the second half against Oregon State Beavers during the quarter finals of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Oregon State won 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Tournament Snubs 2012: Washington Huskies Weren't Even In Last Six Out

The Washington Huskies suffered some disappointing losses in 2011-12, and it ultimately cost them a chance at the NCAA Tournament. They'll head to the NIT as a No. 1 seed.

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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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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

You can click here to find the full NIT bracket.

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NCAA Tournament Snubs 2012: Washington Didn't Help Themselves When They Had the Chance

I realize the the title of the article starts with the word "snubs" then ends in acknowledgement that Washington really didn't do themselves any favors when it came to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Regardless, here we are - UW is the first 'big six' power conference champion to miss the NCAA tournament- that seems like a snub. But, I can also understand the reasoning to leave them out.

I saw an article on Saturday that said it best - Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com, in his Bubble Watch column, wrote:

It's official: Washington fans have absolutely no right to complain about the Huskies' "lack of respect" in regard to their at-large NCAA tournament chances. When you have this resume -- when your best nonconference win is UC Santa Barbara and your best league win (and the only top-75 victory) is at home against Oregon -- you simply cannot afford to end the Pac-12 tournament the way the Huskies ended theirs.

Thursday's second-round loss to Oregon State may well spell "NIT" for the Huskies. They have the regular-season conference title going for them and ... that's pretty much it. They're 1-8 against the RPI top 50, 4-8 against the top 100, 6-8 away from their own building, with an RPI outside the top 50. Nothing about this resume screams NCAA tournament team.

The Huskies could have given themselves an automatic bid by winning the Pac-12 Tournament for the 3rd year in a row. Instead, they bowed out in the 2nd round - their first game after a first round bye - to Oregon State. The 9-seed. They could have helped themselves by beating a red-hot UCLA team the game before that to close out the regular season.

After losing to Oregon State and being eliminated from the Pac-12 Tournament, the Dawgs could have used a little help from some other teams. That, well, just didn't happen. First, Cal lost. Then, Arizona lost. This pushed UW even further off the bubble. That was followed with a Colorado win for the Pac-12 Title and automatic berth, then a St. Bonaventure win for an A-10 win and automatic berth, and the Huskies' fate was pretty much sealed. The Bonnies were another bubble team that the Dawgs could have hoped to beat out, but in their win they got an automatic bid and Xavier took another much-needed spot in the Dance as an eventual 10-seed.

As my esteemed colleague Scott Coleman wrote earlier today, "as far as the "eye test" goes, the Huskies certainly passed the test as an NCAA Tourney team. They ranked in the top-40 in terms of points-per-game and dominated the boards, ranking No. 5 overall in rebounds. UW features a ton of NBA talent as well; Tony Wroten is arguably the best player in the conference and can take over a game offensively, and Terrance Ross has the potential to become a star at the shooting guard position at the next level. C.J. Wilcox is a lethal shooter from outside, Aziz N'Diaye protects the rim with his size and length, and point guard Abdul Gaddy just makes everything flow on offense."

They just couldn't put it all together, and now look to their conciliatory prize - the NITs. As a No. 1 seed, Washingon will face No. 8 seed Texas-Arlington on Tuesday at 7:00 PM PT.

Romar on the Huskies path to the NIT:

"Mentally I've kind of been preparing myself for this a little more. Now I'm even moved on a little bit or as much as you can right now because you still hold for the one little bit of hope that maybe they'll call your name. It didn't happen. I say all of that to say, there's more games. We get to play more games. We get to be with this team longer. Darnell Gant and whoever else is not going to be here next year. We all get to be together a little longer. There's a lot of players coming back next year. We can continue to grow. It's something that I'm looking forward to doing."

Check back with our Selection Sunday StoryStream throughout the day, and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, for the latest updates. Make sure you check back to SB Nation's Printable Bracket StoryStream to start making your picks.

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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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March Madness Bracket 2012: Lack of Pac-12 Representatives Telling Sign of Fading Success

The Pac-12 conference has struggled in basketball in recent years, and the Huskies and other Pac-12 teams are out of the tournament for one reason: They aren't good.

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NCAA Tournament Snubs 2012: Washington Huskies Miss The Cut

The Washington Huskies suffered some disappointing losses in 2011-12, and it ultimately cost them a chance at the NCAA Tournament.

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