Howland said Weatherspoon’s neck area is fine and that he doesn’t have a fracture in his hip. “We’ve worked so hard”. In addition to making the tournament, No. 4 seed MSU will play host to No. 5 seed Nebraska at 8 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN2) at Humphrey Coliseum. The game will be televised on ESPN3 and broadcast on KOMO 1000AM/FM 97.7.
It’s not unusual for the NCAA to use the NIT to test out potential longterm college basketball rules adjustments.
“This is a great opportunity for our team to continue to play more games, get more practices in and continue to grow in this system and culture we are putting into place here at Washington”, Hopkins said in a statement released by UW.
That’s no disrespect to the Sun Devils.
Nebraska Coach Amy (Gusso) Williams will be leading her second school to an NCAA Division I Tournament, after also helping two Nebraska teams to the NCAA Tournament as a student-athlete. Thybulle was initially named to the all-defensive team and was later awarded the conference’s defensive player of the year.
Some of that the teams feel directly as result of wins and losses, and some of it they feel indirectly based on what others teams are doing. Their 88 ranked RPI did them in. Freshman Jordan Allen scores 13.3 points per game while Frederick Scott was the sixth man of the year as a freshman after averaging 12.7 points per game. That left only the Big Ten Tournament for Nebraska to make a statement.
But ESPN made the Huskers “sweat it out”, Williams said. UW went 9-22 last year and it’s the biggest win jump overall since 1936-37 to 1937-38 when the Dawgs went from 15-11 to 29-7 the following year. Nebraska got a 10, too. “It’s where we’re going, what’s our seed, and start that preparation”. Out kids will be playing for a chance to do just that.
Background: The odds are certainly stacked against the Broncs, who were always going to be underdogs before the NIT selection committee opted to send them across the country for a first-round game on Tuesday night. But he did say that Marquette is excited to host the tournament on campus. When Williams was at South Dakota, she recruited Ibis, whose recruiting profile quickly soared above a mid-major program.
Most postseason forecasts project Washington will be a seeded between Nos. The Longhorns (26-6) were the second-best team in the Big 12 behind Baylor, which beat UT three times.
Nebraska should be close to 100 percent health for Saturday, Williams said. In that contest, Wagner built a 14-point halftime lead and withstood a late Bonnie rally in picking up the four-point win All-NEC Third Teamer, Romone Saunders, who was a sophomore then, came off the bench to score 21 points to lead four players in double figures.
Illinois State’s basketball season officially ended Sunday night.