GAME: Washington (18-15 overall, 9-9 Pac-12) at BYU (21-11 overall, 10-6 West Coast Conference). WHEN: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., PT, Marriott Center, Provo, UT. TYPE: National Invitation Tournament. MEETING: 19th (UW leads 10-8). STREAKS: UW L 1; BYU L 1. RANKINGS: Neither school ranked. COACHES: Lorenzo Romar, Washington; Dave Rose, Brigham Young. TV: ESPN. RADIO: KJR 950 AM
A year ago, reeling from a snub by the NCAA Tournament despite winning the Pac-12 regular-season title, Washington had a hard time embracing its appearance in the National Invitation Tournament despite its status as a top seed. This year, a Husky team that has disappointed and underachieved all season is looking actually forward to exceeding the low expectations that go with being a No. 6 seed in a 32-team field.