Reaction: Speaking to the large audience, Romar praises his team's toughness in the Pac-10 touranment in LA.
Calls Georgia (here's their men's basketball website) a very good team and well-coached with a tremendous front-court player. Says they were on and off, but deserve a lot of respect. Acknowledges that there will be a long trip, but he's happy just to be there.
Then captains Isaiah Thomas and Justin Holiday spoke:
IT: Says he was dead last night but slept until about 1 today and is ready to go again. ... Says it would be fun to play North Carolina in North Carlina, but their concentration is on Georgia, which he calls a good team.... Says he hasn't seen Georgia, but played AAU against Trey Thompkins, who he calls a great player.
JH: Admits this trip feels different because any given game could be the last for him and his fellow seniors MBA and Overton. ... Says he'll be comfortable in a North Carolina environment with everyone against them. ... Estimates the team has watched Thomas' game-winning shot from yesterday "at least 10 times."
UW-GEORGIA: Washington a No. 7 seed in the East facing No. 10 Georgia on Friday in Charlotte. The winner would line up with No. 2 North Carolina in the second round on Saturday.
The two schools have never met in basketball.
Top seeds: A large crowd is jamming Don James Center at Husky Stadium, watching the Selection Show, where Ohio State has just been named the top overall seed and placed in the East.
Kansas (Southwest) got the second top seed, Pitt the third (Southeast) and Duke fourth -- No. 1 in the West.
Naturally, we'll pop back in with the Washington seeding, opponent and location as soon as we get it.