The Huskies are back in the Sweet 16, which unless you’ve been in a coma the past week, I’m sure you know by now. In the past, Washington has yet to get through this round and crack the Elite 8, despite some mighty close calls that I’d rather not get into. Maybe this is the year, but maybe not. Either way, it has been a special year at Montlake, and a trip to the round of 16 has been accomplished for the 3rd time since ’05. That’s pretty special, but it got me wondering, just how special? In other words, what schools have notched 3 sweet 16 appearances from 2005-2010? Here is a list of the 12 teams to do so.
North Carolina (4)
Michigan State (4)
West Virginia (4)
That’s a pretty elite crowd to be in, and if not for a narrow 2 point loss to Purdue in last year’s 2nd round, Washington would be just the 5th team to have 4 trips since 2005. Nevertheless, 3 appearances from ’05-’10 is a feat that only 12 schools can brag about. This is a testament to Washington’s consistency to produce a winner, and specifically the recruiting and coaching job done by Romar. Looking at this group, it’s hard to deny that the Huskies are a top 15 program in college basketball today.