UW returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2010-11 season as it earned the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region.
Washington has recorded back-to-back 20-win seasons in Hop's two years, making him just the second UW coach (Tippy Dye) in program history to reach 20 wins in his first two years.
The University of Washington men's basketball team will return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2010-11 season after earning the No. 9 seed in the Midwest region.
Washington had a long scoring drought in the second half, shot 33 percent and went 5 for 23 from the 3-point arc.
UW will play for the Pac-12 Tournament Championship for the sixth time in UW history and the first since the 2010-11 season on Saturday as it faces No. 6 seed Oregon at 7:30 p.m. inside T-Mobile Arena.