Yes, the day has come when winning a Pac-12 regular season title is not enough to get a team into the NCAA Tournament. Good times! The Washington Huskies have been relegated to the NIT, but they looked good in their first-round game on Tuesday, defeating the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, 82-72.
Terrence Ross was fantastic with 23 points, while Darnell Gant kicked in a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. C.J. Wilcox was impressive as well, scoring 15 points off the bench. UT-Arlington tried to push the pace and attempted 15 more shots than the Huskies, but they shot just 40 percent while Washington shot 57 percent from the floor.
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