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Washington looks to get back to NCAA tournament after 2 straight seasons being left out

Since he was charged with returning Washington to prominence, one of Lorenzo Romar's biggest accomplishments is that he's never gone more than two seasons without taking the Huskies to the NCAA tournament.

It's a benchmark of where Romar has lifted the Huskies program.

But avoiding a third straight season without a trip the NCAAs will be Romar's most difficult task going into the 2013-14 season. The Huskies are talented and potentially the type of team that could make a run in the loaded Pac-12 but are unproven in spots and filled with questions coming off an 18-16 season.

Washington was picked to finish eighth in the conference in the preseason poll, an expected placing with the Huskies having just as many questions as the rest of the conference.