Top-seed Washington wanted No. 3 Oregon and the Huskies will get a coveted rematch against the Ducks in the NIT quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Edmundson Pavilion.
The winner gets a trip to New York for the semifinals.
Oregon scored a season-high points in today’s 108-97 win over No. 7 Iowa in a NIT second-round matchup at Matt Arena.
Junior forward E.J. Singler led the Ducks with 25 points, six rebounds and four assists. Forward Olu Ashaolu finished with 22 points, six rebound and four assists off the bench. Carlos Emory also had 19 points, and Devoe Joseph and Garrett Sim scored 15 each.
Oregon’s 108 points was its most since 2002. The Ducks registered a season-high 26 assists on 35 baskets. They shot 59.3 percent from the field.
Washington is 1-1 against Oregon, including a 76-60 win at Hec Ed on Dec. 31 and an 82-57 defeat at Matt Arena on Feb. 9.
After their 76-55 win over Northwestern on Friday, the Huskies made no bones about their desire to face the Ducks again. According to a tweet from Darnell Gant posted this afternoon (below), it would appear Washington is itching for some payback.
They got something comin to Em !!!
— Young Sweet Jones(@B1rdman44) March 18, 2012
The Huskies attracted 5,761 to Friday’s game and they’re hoping for a larger turnout even though its spring break. Click here for ticket information.