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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM

CBI announces TV deal with FOX

Depending on how events unfold the next 10 days, Washington’s best hope for a post-season berth may rest in the new College Basketball Invitational.
Getting a bid in that 16-team field, however, became a little more appetizing this week with the news that the CBI will be televised on Fox College Sports (read the details here). That also means that games will be on Fox Sports Net when there is schedule availability, and on DirecTV.
A TV deal obviously adds some credibility to the CBI as well as giving the participating teams some exposure in March. The sense I get is that the CBI is looking largely to invite teams like UW, those that are from major conferences with big fan bases that could provide some entertaining and interesting games for TV viewers.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar said this week he thought that the win over Cal assured that the Huskies will have a post-season this year. If it’s the CBI, at least it won’t be played in a vacuum.

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