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March 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Reviewing UW’s win, previewing Colorado’s game

Let’s take one more look at Washington’s 76-55 win over No. 4 Northwestern to advance to the NIT quarterfinals.
— Here’s a photo gallery from Seattle Times photographer Dean Rutz.
— And here’s the game stories in the Everett Herald, News Tribune, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
— The Chicago Tribune asks should Northwestern bring back coach Bill Carmody after the loss.
— No. 3 Oregon is watching the NCAA tournament while gearing for Sunday’s 2 p.m. matchup against No. 7 Iowa.
— It takes a little time for most Matt Court newcomers like Iowa to get used to Oregon’s funky floor design.
— No. 3 Stanford hosts No. 7 Illinois State on Monday in the NIT second round. Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins told the Palo Alto online: “I’m excited for the ability to keep playing. It’s an opportunity to keep growing. It’s great for our seniors too. They had a good year and deserve to play in the postseason.”
— Here’s a look at the latest NIT bracket and a summary of upcoming games.
— The Sun-Herald asks is the NIT still relevant?
NCAA TOURNAMENT
No. 11 Colorado (24-11) vs. No. 3 Baylor (28-7), 5:40 p.m. (TNT) —
After two 15 seeds pulled of stunning upsets Friday, the Buffaloes need to advance to the Sweet 16 to truly become a Cinderella story in the Big Dance.
— The longer CU remains alive, the better it is for the Pac-12.
— CU coach Tad Boyle is receiving a lot of attention, but he’s spreading the love to his assistants.
— Colorado, which left the Big 12 this season, is very familiar with former conference member Baylor.
— Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott tells ESPN’s Andy Katz he’s not overly concerned about the poor showing from the conference this season.
AROUND THE PAC-12:
— Here’s a look at the College Basketball Invitational bracket, which includes Washington State and Oregon State. Both teams play Monday.
— Arizona senior Brendon Lavender finally made a made a significant contribution in his final year with the Wildcats.

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