Huskies to face Marquette

UW celebrates (Dawgman.com)

The results are in and the Washington Huskies (24-9, 11-7) earned an 11 seed in the East (Syracuse) Region. They will face off with the Marquette Golden Eagles (22-11, 11-7) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will take place on Thursday in San Jose, Calif.

Marquette is led by Lazar Hayward (18 ppg, 7.7 rpg), Jimmy Butler (14.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg)and Darius Johnson-Odom (12.8 pp.). They average 72.9 points per game and give up an average of 64.2 points per game.

Hayward was a teammate of Washington's Quincy Pondexter on the USA Basketball World University Games team that played this past summer in Belgrade, Serbia and won a Bronze Medal.

Their big wins this season have come against Michigan, Xavier, Georgetown, Connecticut and Villanova, while their only bad loss was to DePaul. They finished fifth in the Big East.

If the Huskies win this game, they will face the winner of No. 3 New Mexico and No. 4 Montana. The game will be played in San Jose on Saturday.

California was the only other Pac-10 team to make the tournament. They have an eight seed in the South Region and will play against Louisville Friday in Jacksonville, Fla.

We have more from Selection Sunday, including Aaron Beach's take on the state of Husky Basketball up to this point in the season, Lorenzo Romar's thoughts on the day, Quincy Pondexter's thoughts, as well as a photo gallery of Sunday's show at the Don James Center.

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