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March 7, 2008 5:22 PM

Latest NIT-ology sends Huskies to Florida

Posted by Bob Condotta

The NIT-ology brackets are now being updated every other day or so, and the latest projections give the Huskies an interesting matchup --- a first-round date at two-time defending NCAA Tourney champ Florida.

Here's the bracket, which lists UW as a No. 8 seed.

Such a matchup would also be a return to his former stomping grounds for UW guard Ryan Appleby, who began his career as a Gator before transferring after one season.

Here's a link to the front page of NIT-ology which includes some of the reasoning behind the projections.

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Posted by Geno

6:13 PM, Mar 07, 2008

Well well....so the Huskies have three more games left this year I see - one Saturday, one during the PX tourney and now your lone NIT game.

Good luck you guys!

Posted by Boise

7:28 PM, Mar 07, 2008

Just like the Cougs! One Saturday, lose the first tourney game, get exposed in the NCAA's.

Posted by sunny.in.nanning

7:30 PM, Mar 07, 2008

It's interesting that the only other Pac-10 team listed is Cal, as a 5 seed. That leaves out Arizona, ASU, and Oregon. It's hard to see how all three of these teams go to the NCAA tournament. And I was going to rank on IUPUI, another 8 seed, until I looked them up and saw that they have a decent team.

Posted by Michael K.

7:53 PM, Mar 07, 2008

How is Cal a #5 if we are #8? We are ahead of them in Conference.

Posted by udubdave

10:12 PM, Mar 07, 2008

I wouldn't put much stock into this. Last year they projected us to be a 5 seed in the NIT. We all know how that turned out...

Posted by Randy

8:32 AM, Mar 08, 2008

I gotta say, if Arizona loses tonight and gets an invite to the NCAA at 8-10 it will be the biggest farce ever. Arizona is clearly not the team they have been in the past and I don't care about their RPI ranking. 8-10 is not good enough. It will be a *^%^$^& butt kissing of their PAST accomplishments.

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