Lack of quality wins keeps Huskers out of NCAA Tournament

Mike Hopkins hoped a win Saturday would bolster his team’s chances of getting into the NCAA Tournament. The University of Oregon played Washington in the regular season finale Saturday

Mike Hopkins hoped a win Saturday would bolster his team’s chances of getting into the NCAA Tournament. The University of Oregon played Washington in the regular season finale Saturday

Mississippi State All-Southeastern Conference Freshman Team guard Nick Weatherspoon isn't expected to play in Wednesday night's game against Nebraska as he recovers from a hip contusion suffered in an SEC Tournament game against Tennessee on Friday.

The other first for Marquette, the game will not be played at their usual home, the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

After missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013, the Baylor Bears are NIT bound.

Along with playing four 10-minute quarters, teams in the NIT will shoot two free throws beginning with the fifth foul of each quarter. So, despite being the higher seeds it will be Washington who gets to host. This is the first time the teams have officially met since December 23, 1999, according to UW. "They're very talented, we already know that have obviously having played them once and they had a fine year".

"It's obviously disappointing not having chance to be in the NCAA Tournament", Drew said. UW was 20-11 going into the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. 25 Arizona State and then-No. "There's a lot of quality teams and great players in the field".

"He's the guy who's got all the scores, all the teams, all that".

It'll also give them time to cope with not making the NCAA Tournament and not letting that fact turn into a potential letdown. He has averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest. The semifinals are in NY on March 27, followed by the championship game March 29. The two programs last met in 1999.

Maybe more importantly, Nebraska didn't capitalize on the few opportunities for ever-important Quadrant 1 wins it did have. 2 Kansas in Kansas City, Mo.

Hopkins was also named the John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year for taking the Huskies from a nine-win season to a 20-win campaign in one year. That pushed their record to 17-6. They were a part of a weak Big Ten and didn't have many impressive wins throughout the regular season. That game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. (CT) tip on ESPN2. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. E.T. OR is a No. 3 seed; Rider is seeded sixth. The Huskers have a 21-10 record this year.

Despite all of those things, Penn State is a four seed and is hosting the Temple Owls.

Nebraska is set to play No. 4 seed Mississippi State in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday.

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