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March 16, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Selection Sunday’s here

And the Huskies will be involved, if fairly peripherally.
The Huskies are hoping for/expecting a bid to the BCI today, which I detail here in this story. If so, UW will likely host a game Tuesday or Wednesday at Hec Ed against a team like San Diego State or Nevada.
An NIT bid seems unlikely for the Huskies, who aren’t included in the latest NIT-ology. As you can see, that projection includes two Pac-10 teams in the NIT — Arizona State and Cal — which if true would mean six Pac-10 teams getting NCAA invites.
That’s how Joe Lunardi of ESPN saw it in his Bracketology printed Saturday, listing ASU as one of the last four teams out (and which, if the Sun Devils indeed get left behind, will lead to questions forever of how things might have been different had Scott Eggers not made that call on Jeff Pendergraph at the end of the USC game Thursday).
Gary Parrish of CBS Sportsline sees an even bleaker day ahead for the Pac-10 calling for just five confererence teams to make it to the NCAA Tournament — excluding both ASU and Oregon but including Arizona along with the four Pac-10 teams that are guaranteed bids. If so, expect lots of questions in Tempe and Eugene from those wondering how Arizona could go 0-4 against the Ducks and Sun Devils and finish behind each in the Pac-10, yet get a bid ahead of both of them.
Also in our paper today is this column from Steve Kelley on former UW assistant Ken Bone, who led Portland State to an automatic bid. Kelley says Oregon State should hire Bone to fill its vacancy. Rumblings at the Pac-10 Tournament hinted that the first coach on OSU’s list is Randy Bennett of St. Mary’s, with Bone thought to be a fallback candidate.
And Bud Withers offers this Q-and-A on what to expect today.

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