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Can Huskies Salvage Season with NIT?

Lorenzo Romar (Kim Grinolds/

Lorenzo Romar wants to be very clear about this point; it was not his intention to make a return trip to New York this soon. When Washington scheduled Marquette and Duke for December games at Madison Square Garden, it was done with the idea of prepping the Huskies for the season ahead. Now they've got a scouting report on the building, and they're going to use it - starting Tuesday.

"No, that definitely was not in the plan," Romar said of Washington's NIT Final Four appearance against Minnesota Tuesday night at 6 pm PT. The game will be shown on ESPN2. "But you make the best of what you've got." And what they have right now is actually pretty good. By the end of the day Sunday, they'll be one of only 10 college basketball teams still playing, still alive. And maybe... Recommended Stories