BYU basketball hosts Washington in NIT first-round

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The BYU men’s basketball team will continue its postseason play in the National Invitation Tournament at home against the Washington Huskies on Tuesday night.

Brandon Davies shoots over a San Diego defender. (Photo by Chris Bunker)
Brandon Davies shoots over a San Diego defender. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

BYU (21–11) received the No. 3 seed in the Southern Miss Bracket while Washington (18–15) received the No. 6 seed.

“We’re very excited to be playing in the NIT,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “It’s a great opportunity for our team to keep playing and finish the season strong. This will be so good for our younger players to gain postseason tournament experience, but I’m especially excited that our seniors get to play another game in the Marriott Center.”

The Cougars will make their first appearance in the NIT since 2006. They have a 12–8 record in their 10 appearances and won the championship title in 1951 and 1966.

The winner of Tuesday’s game will go on to face the winner of the No. 2 Tennessee and No. 7 Mercer game.

BYU and Washington tip off at the Marriott Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m MST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and KSL radio.

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