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March 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Washington left out of NIT

The Huskies knew their chances to earn a third straight berth in the National Invitation Tournament were slim.

After the bracket was announced during the NIT Selection Show on ESPNU on Sunday, Washington was not included in the 32-team field.

School officials have indicated they’re not interested in a bid from the College Basketball Invitational, which means Washington’s season ends at 17-15.

The Huskies had played in six consecutive postseason tournaments dating back to an appearance in the CBI in 2008. Washington then made three straight trips to the NCAA tourney (2009-11) and consecutive trips to the NIT (2012-13).

During coach Lorenzo Romar’s 12-year tenure, the Huskies have failed to play in a postseason tournament three times following the 2002-03, 06-07 and 13-14 seasons.

Meanwhile, the Pac-12 sends two teams to the NIT.

No. 2 California (19-13) vs. No. 7 Utah Valley (20-11), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.
No. 5 Utah (21-11) vs. No. 4 Saint Mary’s on Tuesday at McKeon Pavilion.

And here’s a look at the six Pac-12 teams going to the NCAA tournament.

WEST
No. 1 Arizona (30-4) vs. No. 16 Weber State (19-11) in San Diego on Friday.
No. 7 Oregon (23-9) vs. No. 10 BYU (23-11) in Milwaukee on Thursday.

SOUTH
No. 8 Colorado (23-11) vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh (25-9) in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday.
No. 4 UCLA (26-8) vs. No. 13 Tulsa (21-12) in San Diego on Friday.
No. 7 New Mexico (27-6) vs. No. 10 Stanford (21-12) in St. Louis on Friday.

MIDWEST
No. 7 Texas (23-10) vs. No. 10 Arizona State (21-11) in Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Thursday.

And lastly, Oregon State (16-15) will play Radford (21-12) on Wednesday in the CBI.

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