Washington Huskies land NIT invite, will host Boise State

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Louisville men's basketball players voted against playing in the NIT, according to the Courier-Journal, but school administrators still accepted an invitation to play in the tournament. Drew now leads No. 1 Baylor against No. 8 Wagner in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. That's when the ESPN projections added the Huskers as the very last team in the NCAA Tournament. They are a No. 4 seed and will host an opening round contest.

There was also the loss to Central Florida in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational, which was compounded by forcing NU to play Marist (323 RPI) and Long Beach State (191) rather than West Virginia (26) and either Missouri (45) or St. John's (94). View the full bracket here. In Rose's 13 seasons, BYU has been to the NCAA Tournament eight times and the NIT five times. The Bulldogs will host Abilene Christian on Monday.

On Sunday, it becomes official when the 32-team bracket is unveiled at 5:30 p.m. during the NIT Selection Special on ESPNU.

The victor of the game between MSU and Nebraska will play the victor of the game between No. 1 seed Baylor and No. 8 seed Wagner in a second-round game Saturday or Monday.

Marquette is 1-2 as a No. 8 seed, last besting No. 9 Texas, 68-65, in the 2011 first round before narrowly falling to No. 1 Tennessee, 79-70, in the second round.


"When our name wasn't on the list I think that gave me a little more confidence that our name was going to be called, just because we had beat the other Big Ten teams on that list, and were feeling good", said Husker senior Emily Wood. A good friend of mine is the head coach at New Mexico so I've followed them and seen Boise play.

"Without a doubt, if you look at our overall body of work, we haven't done anything wrong", Padgett told the media after Thursday's 75-58 defeat to the eventual ACC champion Cavaliers. The Broncs qualified via the MAAC regular-season title. The Huskers are just the second Big Ten team since 1985 to win 22 games and not make the NCAA Tournament.

Tipoff is approximately 4 p.m. Friday and will be broadcast on ESPN2.

With a win, the Bears will face the victor of No. 4 seed Mississippi State and No. 5 seed Nebraska.

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