The Seattle area has a rich tradition of basketball excellence and two of their teams are sitting right on the verge of a bid to play in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. For the Gonzaga Bulldogs, the team may have just lost a heartbreaker in overtime of the WCC Championship, but just about all bracket projections have 'Zaga dancing next week. As for the young Huskies, the team has plenty of work to do despite their regular season Pac-12 championship.
According to the latest Bracketology projections from Blogging The Bracket, Gonzaga will be a six-seed in 2012. This would drop the Bulldogs a spot from their previously projected five seed from over the weekend. As for the Huskies, they are projected to be an 11 at the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
GU has no games remaining on their schedule, but Washington still has their conference tournament to play. The Pac-12 was pretty weak this season, but anything could happen in Los Angeles. A first round exit would likely knock UW out of the picture, and they should probably advance all the way to the championship game to feel good about their chances come Selection Sunday.
The final brackets will be unveiled on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. PT.
For more on the Huskies and to discuss their NCAA Tourney chances, check out UW Dawg Pound.