Huskies Earn NIT No. 3 Seed

For the fifth-straight season, the Washington Huskies failed to make the NCAA post-season tournament. But they did get invited to the National Invitation Tournament for the first time in three years, and the third time in the last five years.

The Huskies earned a No. 3 seed, and will host Long Beach State Tuesday at 6 pm PT. The game will be shown on ESPN2.  

If UW wins, they'll face the winner of San Diego State/IPFW.

UW is 4-0 all-time versus the 49ers. The last time they played was back was shortly after Thanksgiving in 2014, with the Huskies taking that game 80-70. 

Washington lost in their first game of the 2013 NIT to BYU 90-79, but the year prior they were able to make it all the way to Madison Square Garden. In that NIT, they eventually lost to Minnesota in an overtime semifinal game after beating UT-Arlington, Northwestern and Oregon to get to New York City. 

“We’re excited to continue to play more games and get more practices, and our lone senior Andrew Andrews gets to extend his career a little longer,” said head coach Lorenzo Romar. “Long Beach State is a quality team and they were probably 20 or 30 seconds away from being an NCAA tournament team themselves. They’re very good, we’ve played them in the past and Coach Monson and his staff have done a great job with their team so it will be a fun challenge.

“We love being able to play in front of our fans. The way that they came out and really supported us this season definitely helped us,” added Romar. “It’s going to be great to be able to let them have another chance to see us play again here in Seattle.”


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