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March 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Selection Sunday thread

ALL FOR NOW — The Huskies and Romar are signing autographs and conducting interviews. We’re done with the thread.
THOMAS AND HOLIDAY ON THE PODIUM — Thomas admitted he was dead tired after the game. He said he woke up at 1 o’clock today.
Holiday said the NCAA tournament environment is similar to the Pac-10 Tournament. He said the younger guys should be just fine.
Holiday: “I’m excited that we’re able to go to this tournament with teh teammates that I have.”
Thomas on Georgia: “I’m worried about Georgia right now. It would be fun to play North Carolina in Carolina. But we got to take it one day at a time.”
Holiday on traveling: “I personally like traveling. … I think we’ll be comfortable in that environment.”
Thomas on Georgia: “I’ve seen Trey Thompkins. That’s about all that I know about them.”
Holiday on confidence level: “I don’t think our confidence is changed. Of course we’re feeling good now because we have some wins.”
A young fan asked what would if feel like if you guys won the national championship. Holiday said winning the championship would be like having $10M.
Another young fan asked if the Huskies are excited to get new players next year. Romar answered that question. He said UW is always excited to get new players, but it hates to see the seniors leave.
AND MORE — Romar wanted to end the session, but folks kept bringing up moments from last night’s game. They cheered for C.J. Wilcox and Terrence Ross. Romar said he was happy about Darnell Gant’s block on Derrick Williams.
Romar is talking about Isaiah Thomas’ last shot. He’s entertaining the crowd with his version of the story. Romar is pretty good at telling stories.
MORE FROM ROMAR — “We’re playing against a very good Georgia team. … We have a lot of respect for that team. We’re going to have to travel a long distance, but once you get invited to the NCAA tournament you go where they send you.
ROMAR SPEAKING — Romar took the microphone and is addressing the crowd. Some of his comments.
“These Huskies played with a purpose for three days. For three days you saw some yoiung men go out and play with a purpose and energy and play together. … A group of guys who were not going to be denied. We told our guys before the Arizona game that the tougher team would win and we were the tougher team that day.”
“I want to acknowledge and commend our guys and say that I’m extremely proud of them.”
ANALYSIS — Seems like an easy region. The Huskies wanted to be here. UCLA got a good draw. The committee didn’t do any favors to Gonzaga. St. John’s is a tough out.
SOUTHEAST REGION — No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville or Arkansas Little Rock. No. 8 Butler vs. No. 9 Old Dominion. No. 5 Kansas State vs. No. 12 Utah State. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Belmont. No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 USSB. No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Michigan State. No. 3 BYU vs. No. 14 Wofford. No. 6 St. John’s vs. No. 11 Gonzaga.
UW’S SCHEDULE — The Huskies took today off. They’ll likely have Monday off as well. They’ll travel Wednesday. Thursday’s practices in Charlotte are open to the public.
ROMAR TALKING — Romar is talking to the players. Not sure what he’s saying.
ANALYSIS — There were some cheers in the room when USC was announced. The word in L.A. is coach Kevin O’Neill will be fired Monday. Not sure if that will happen now.
SOUTHWEST REGION — No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University. No. 8 UNLV vs. No. 9 Illinois. No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Richmond. No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Morehead State. No. No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Akron. No. 7 Texas A&M vs. NO. 10 Florida State. No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Saint Peter’s. No. 6 Georgetown vs. No. 11 USC or Virginia Commonweatlh.
MORE ANALYSIS — Barkley believes Arizona and Texas will meet in the second round and he’s excited to see that game.
WEST REGION — No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Hampton. No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Tennessee. No. 5 Arizona vs. No. 12 Memphis. No. 4 Texas vs. No. 13 Oakland. No. 2 San Diego State vs. No. 15 Northern Colorado. No. No. 7 Temple vs. No. 10 Penn State. No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 15 Bucknell. No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Missouri.
GEORGIA TIDBITS — Bulldogs coach is Mark Fox, a former UW assistant under Lynn Nance.
THE ROOM — The crowd exploded in cheers when Washington’s name was called. But now the place is fairly muted. Not sure if many folks know much about Georgia.
QUICK ANALYSIS — If UW gets past Georgia, it will probably be a tough matchup for the Huskies in the second round. They would likely meet North Carolina in Charlotte. That wont’ be easy.
FRIDAY IN CHARLOTTE — Washington plays Friday in Charlotte.
EAST REGION — No. 1 Ohio State vs. Texas San Antonio or Alabama State. No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Villanova. No. 5 West Virginia vs. UAB or Clemson. No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Princeton. No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. LIU. No. 7 Washington vs. No. 19 Georgia.
NO. 1 SEEDS — Ohio State, Kansas, Pitt and Duke.
IS THAT KENNY SMITH? — Yes that’s Kenny Smith from TNT.
OVERALL NO.1 SEED — Ohio State.
HERE WE GO — Almost there now.
MINUTES AWAY — Commercial break. We’re about five minutes away from the first teams being announced.
IS THAT BARKLEY? — I’m looking at Charles Barkely on TV. Strange. Why is he there?
AND HERE COME THE HUSKIES — A few players have made it. Scott Suggs, Darnell Gant are among the early participants. Now Isaiah Thomas, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Venoy Overton are taking their seats.
ROMAR ARRIVED — Lorenzo Romar walked in and the place goes crazy. Lots of woofing.
HELLO DAWG FANS — Made to Don James Center. Theplace is packed. Lots of purple in the room. The players haven’t arrived just yet.

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