Washington Huskies land NIT invite, will host Boise State

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2018

One of the great stories in college women's basketball this season is going to finish the season playing in the NCAA Tournament.

That thinking has been costly for Nebraska, as many bracketologists quickly dismiss its 13-5 league record by saying it came against a sub-par conference. She was the only freshman or sophomore to earn a spot on the five-player Big Ten All-Defensive Team and she was also one of five conference newcomers on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Williams said that has allowed the players with injuries to get better.

"Tuesday night start it off, and then hopefully they take care of business and play another game, and then we'll have the women's game the weekend", Timmering said. "We're excited to host the first two at home against two very good basketball teams".

They won nine road games. "We just didn't feel like there was enough there to put them ahead of the teams that made it".

The Huskies will face No. 4 Boise State (23-8) 7 p.m. Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena in a first-round matchup that will be broadcast online on ESPN3.

If the Jays get by the Hawkeyes, they'll play either third-seeded UCLA or 14th-seeded American.

Nebraska (22-10) at Mississippi State (22-11), 6 p.m. "You try to think about at any position you fill, what are the key factors you want out of that".


Miles let the team go home after it had gathered to watch the NCAA selection show at Hendricks. After firing off some words unsuitable for print, he met with the media.

The Nittany Lions finished behind the Huskers in the Big Ten standings. Freshman forward Taylor Kissinger had her best practice in weeks, Williams said, and almost fully recovered from a shoulder injury she suffered in the regular-season finale at Maryland. Instead, the Huskers left New York City with a 77-58 loss to MI.

Now the Huskers are part of an exclusive, and disappointing, club. "We only had one loss to a non-tournament team and that was at Iowa State which, according to KenPom, is the second toughest place to play in the country".

The Broncos, who lost to Utah State 78-75 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament on Thursday, played in the NIT last season as well. The Huskers are just the second Big Ten team since 1985 to win 22 games and not make the NCAA Tournament.

The day and time for the Broncos' game is to be determined, but first-round games are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

UO fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-12. "I don't have anything really good to say to you guys today".

"We're really excited about the opportunity", Louisville coach Jeff Walz said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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