Sunday, March 13, 2011

HUSKIES: NCAA tournament seeding announced

It was just announced that Washington will be a no. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament as a part of the Eastern Region facing no. 10 seeded Georgia this Friday. If the Huskies were to beat Georgia, they would likely have to face no. 2 seeded North Carolina, which is not an easy task.

UW has traditionally not been a very good road team, and it doesn’t help that they must travel across the entire country.

Here’s how the rest of the Tournament is laid out…

EAST REGION --- (1) Ohio State vs. Texas San Antonio or Alabama State. (8) George Mason vs. (9) Villanova. (5) West Virginia vs. UAB or Clemson. (4) Kentucky vs. (13) Princeton. (2) North Carolina vs. (15) LIU. (7) Washington vs. (10) Georgia.

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WEST REGION --- (1) Duke vs. (15) Hampton. (8) Michigan vs. (9) Tennessee. (5) Arizona vs.  (12) Memphis. (4) Texas vs. (13) Oakland. (2) San Diego State vs. (15) Northern Colorado.   (7) Temple vs. (10) Penn State. (2) Connecticut vs. (15) Bucknell. (6) Cincinnati vs. (11_ Missouri.

SOUTHWEST REGION --- (1) Kansas vs. (16) Boston University. (8) UNLV vs. (9) Illinois. (5) Vanderbilt vs. (12) Richmond.  (4) Louisville vs. (13) Morehead State.  (2) Notre Dame vs.  (15) Akron. (7) Texas A&M vs. (10) Florida State. (3) Purdue vs. (14) Saint Peter's. (6) Georgetown vs. (11) USC or Virginia Commonweatlh.

SOUTHEAST REGION --- (1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) UNC Asheville or Arkansas Little Rock. (8) Butler vs.  (9) Old Dominion. (5) Kansas State vs. (12) Utah State. (4) Wisconsin vs. (13) Belmont. (2) Florida vs. (15) USSB. (7) UCLA vs. (10) Michigan State. (3) BYU vs. (14) Wofford.  (6) St. John's vs. (11) Gonzaga.

It's worth noting that the Big East got a whopping 11 teams in, and that the only way for two PAC-10 teams to face each other is the Final four. More analysis on the UW game to to come.

Here’s what Head coach Lorenzo Romar had to say after he heard the news…

"These Huskies played with a purpose for three days. For three days you saw some young men go out and play with a purpose and energy and play together. ... A group of guys who were not going to be denied. We told our guys before the Arizona game that the tougher team would win and we were the tougher team that day."

"I want to acknowledge and commend our guys and say that I'm extremely proud of them."

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