After defeating Stanford on Friday, Washington stands at 22-9 and has progressed to the Pac-10 tournament championship game at 3 p.m. today against regular-season champion California (on CBS).
Is that enough to make the NCAA tournament -- even without the win today that would bring an automatic bid?
Most Huskies seem to think so. ESPN's Joe Lunardi seems to think so. Bracketology 101 seems to think so. And the NIT-oligy site seems to think so. But the Huskies want to settle their own fate, and not leave it in the hands of the NCAA selection committee.
A few of their comments:
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Lorenzo Romar: "You never know. There are teams that have had great cases it seems in the past, and they’re all lined up Selection Sunday only to be disappointed at the result. We just have to wait and see and do everything in our power to make sure it happens."
Quincy Pondexter: "We don’t know if we’re in the NCAA tournament or not.We haven't been given an invitation by them. We just have to play come out and play as hard as we can."
Elston Turner: "From the way it seems, people have been telling us that we’re in. But we want to know for sure that we’re in. If we don’t come out and do what we’re supposed to do, and we come out with a loss, I don’t think we’re going to rest until after Sunday. We want to come out and play our best and make sure that we’re in the tournament."