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March 17, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Poll question: Win the NIT or lose in the NCAA tournament?

USC bowed out of the NCAA tournament before it really got started, but seven other Pac-12 teams are still alive in the postseason.
No. 7 UCLA plays Michigan State today in the first round of the NCAA tournament while No. 7 Washington and No. 5 Arizona take the court tomorrow.
Washington State received a big night from Klay Thompson in its 85-74 win over Long Beach State in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. The Cougars forward poured in 25 points and collected eight rebounds. Faisal Aden also added 19 points.
WSU (20-12) hosts another game Monday. The No. 2 seed Cougars play No. 3 Oklahoma State on Monday.
California slipped past Mississippi 77-74 on Wednesday setting up an interesting second-round NIT matchup against soon-to-be Pac-12 conference mate Colorado. Bears junior guard Jorge Gutierrez finished with a game-high 25 points, and scored the game’s final points on a pair of free throws. He also helped seal the victory with tight defense on the ensuing end. Cal improved to 18-14.
Colorado had an easy time in its 88-74 win over Texas Southern. The Buffs (22-13) tied the school record for the most wins in school history.
Oregon senior forward Joevan Catron carried the Ducks to the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational. He tallied 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 68-59 win over Weber State at Matt Arena.
Oregon (17-17) plays Duquesne on Monday.
Got to confess I heard the guys on ESPN 710 debate whether it’s more prestigious to win the NIT or bow out early in the NCAA tournament?
What do you think?

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