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March 18, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Houston next for Huskies?

Houston won at Nevada tonight, 80-79, to advance to the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational and set up a possible game at UW Monday.
Should the Huskies beat Valparaiso tomorrow night, UW and Houston will play next Monday at Hec Ed at 6 p.m.
And if that comes to pass, it will bring Houston coach Tom Penders back to the scene of one of his more excruciating days.
The last time Houston and Penders played at UW was Christmas Eve 2004 when the Huskies pasted the Cougars 110-63 (read about it here).
Afterward, Penders railed about the officiating (not the first guy not to like Pac-10 officials) saying “the game was not called within the rules. We had absolutely no chance to win that game.” Later, he said if the game was held on a neutral floor that his team would win, asking “what are we, in some foreign country or something?”
By the way, the four CBI games tonight were decided by 14 points, so it’s at least providing some competitive games. (Though only 4,252 attended the Nevada-Houston game, so none of the four games today drew very well).
And for those who think tournaments other than the NCAAs are a waste of time, I submit the tip dunk by the guy from Alabama State against Arizona State that I just witnessed. That alone was worth the existence of the NIT for this season.

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