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Washington vs. San Diego State Gamethread

The Huskies enter tonight's game as 5.5 underdogs to San Diego State, and will look to pull off the upset. and addvance to the quarterfinals.

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How to watch the game: ESPN2 8:30 p.m.

After a slow first half, the Huskies rallied in the second half to knock off the sixth seed Long Beach State 49ers 107-102, to advance to the second round of the NIT. After a six day break, the Huskies travel to San Diego to take on the second seed San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs knocked off IPFW 79-55 to advance to the second round.

The Huskies are 5.5 point underdogs coming into this game, and will need a more focused effort in this game if they are going to pull off the upset. This will be a clash of styles to be sure, as Steve Fischer's team likes to slow the pace down. Huskies fans need to look no further than last year's 49-36  victory over the Aztecs. If Fischer had his way, i'm sure he would like to play at a similar pace as last year's match-up (though he wouldn't certainly prefer a better outcome.). And if Romar had his way, i'm confident he would like to replicate the pace the team played at last week--though i'm sure he would prefer a much better defensive performance-- hence the clash of styles.

One more interesting point about this game: If the Huskies come out victorious, they will host another NIT game on Wednesday, as the fourth seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets knocked the  top seeded South Carolina Gamecocks 83-66 tonight.

As always, leave your comments about the game below and Go Dawgs!