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March 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

UW not among next six left out of NCAA tourney

After receiving the No. 1 overall seed in the NIT tournament, the Huskies could somehow make themselves feel better believing they were on the fringe of making the NCAA tournament.
However, according to NCAA interim vice president Greg Shaheen Washington wasn’t among the six teams the selection committee was considering with the final slot into the 68-team field.
Those schools included: Drexel, Miami (Fla.), Oral Roberts, Seton Hall, Mississippi State and Nevada. Each of those teams will play in the NIT this week.
Bud Withers confirmed the report, which goes to show the national opinion of the Pac-12 was worse than what had been reported.
Max Rogers at Bleacher Report makes a case for Washington and says a system that doesn’t reward a regular-season champion from a traditional power conference is flawed.


TUESDAY NIGHT NOTES AND LINKS:
— Had a chance to chat with Texas Arlington coach Scott Cross today while the Mavericks worked out at Edmundson Pavilion. They took a NCAA chartered flight to Seattle, which saved potential travel headaches.
— UT-Arlington is 0-2 in the postseason and looking for its first win.
— The Mavs (24-8) are still upset they’re not playing in the NCAA tournament. They easily won the regular-season Southland Conference and at one time had a 16-game winning streak. However, UT-Arlington ran into a buzzsaw McNeese State squad in the second game of the conference tournament and fell 92-72.
— Cross also talked to KJR-AM this morning. The interview is below.
— I talked to 710 ESPN today about about Washington and Kevin Calabro was steamed the Huskies didn’t make it in the Big Dance, while Jim Moore wanted to yap about Washington State which is playing in the College Basketball Invitational. Click here for the interview.
— Moore also chimes in on UW’s recent misfortunes.
Early NIT favorites include Arizona, Washington and Oregon.
— If Washington wins Tuesday, it will face either No. 4 Northwestern or No. 5 Akron. The Wildcats were a NCAA tourney bubble team that struggled late in the season.
— Meanwhile Akron lost the MAC tournament title game, which would have sent it to the NCAA tournament. The Zips believe they should have hosted the game considering they finished the season with a No. 55 RPI. Northwestern is 60.

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