Once again Gonzaga is the only team from the state to make the Big Dance, but the Huskies are headed to the NIT. Get your NCAA tournament bracket here.

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Sharpen your pencils: The NCAA tournament is here. Once again, Gonzaga was the only men’s team from the state to make the Big Dance, earning a No. 4 seed. But Seattle will be represented by its namesake university on the women’s side, with Seattle U qualifying for its first NCAA tournament bid. We’ll know the Redhawks’ seeding when the women’s bracket drops on Monday.

Mike Hopkins took the Pac-12 by surprise in his first year at Washington, but the Huskies faded and fell short of the tournament. Arizona (4-seed), Arizona State (11) and UCLA (11) were the only Pac-12 teams to make it, and two — the Sun Devils and Bruins — were among the last four in.

The Huskies are headed for their ninth all-time NIT appearance.

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