March 17, 2013 in Sports

Huskies wait on NIT selection fate

Percy Allen Seattle Times

LAS VEGAS – Selection Sunday holds new meaning for the Washington Huskies. While many sports fans wait with anticipation for the NCAA to unveil the bracket for its 68-team men’s basketball tournament, UW and its followers must wait about three hours later to discover their postseason fate.

The National Invitational Tournament pairings will be announced at 6 p.m. when the Huskies (18-15) discover if they’ll play another game.

Their bid to play in the Big Dance ended after Thursday’s 80-77 defeat to Oregon in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.

There are 23 spots open in the five-round tournament. Arizona State (21-12) is expected to receive an invitation as well as Stanford (18-14), the defending NIT champion.

Washington has made six NIT appearances and has 6-6 record.

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