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Morning links: Huskies awaiting NIT fate

FROM LAS VEGAS -- Selection Sunday will mean something for the Washington Huskies again this season. But like last year, they'll again be waiting for, at best, an NIT invite, after losing 67-61 to Utah in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. Here are links.

--- Here's our game story, focusing on the uncertainty of UW's postseason fate. Lorenzo Romar didn't explicitly state that the Huskies are thinking NIT-or-bust, but reading between the lines, it doesn't seem like the CBI is a consideration.

--- Here are some additional notes from the game.

--- And here are the game stories from The Seattle Times, Sportspress Northwest, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News.

In other tournament action Wednesday ...

--- Washington State couldn't pull off two upsets in a row, as the Cougars fell to Stanford, 74-63, and finished the season with a 10-21 record. It might have been the final game of Ken Bone's 5-year tenure at WSU.

--- Colorado held off an upset scare against 12th-seeded USC, beating the Trojans 59-56.

--- Oregon won its eighth consecutive game, running past Oregon State, 88-74.

Thursday's games ...

ARIZONA vs. UTAH, 12 p.m.

CALIFORNIA vs. COLORADO, 2:30 p.m.

UCLA vs. OREGON, 6 p.m.

ARIZONA STATE vs. STANFORD, 8:40 p.m.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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