It's not the tournament that the Huskies wanted to be in but they continue to play basketball. The Huskies are the #3 seed in this bracket playing the #6 seed from the Big West Conference.
Long Beach State, coached by Washington native Dan Monson, also had NCAA tournament hopes having won 20 games for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. Despite losing to Hawaii in the Big West Tournament, LBSU has won 11 of its past 13 games. The Huskies will need to defend the 3 tonight as the 49ers are not shy about shooting the 3 having set the school record this year with 279.