The updated predictions on the NIT-ology Web site has dropped Washington from the near the bottom of the NIT bracket to missing entirely from the NIT or CBI fields.
However, it is a perplexing entry, because it is accompanied by text implying that Washington and a couple of big schools might be happier near the top of the CBI bracket -- meaning home games -- than the bottom of the NIT bracket -- meaning road games. However, his mock bracket doesn't show UW anywhere in the CBI bracket.
(He's wrong about his general implication, by the way: All indications are that if UW had a choice, they would take the NIT regardless of seeding.)
However, the more realistic question in light of the Huskies loss last night to Cal is, will any invitation come? At 16-16 and with top player Jon Brockman questionable, I think the NIT seems unlikely, while I think the chances of a CBI bid may still be 50-50 or better.
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Certainly, coach Lorenzo Romar believes his team should keep playing.
"With the conference that we're in? No doubt," he said. "But I thought that last year."