Terrence Ross scored 23 points and top-seeded Washington beat Texas-Arlington 81-72 on Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
C.J. Wilcox added 14 points off the bench and Darnell Gant had 13 for the Huskies (22-10), regular-season champions of the Pac-12. Washington is the first team to win a regular-season title in a power conference and get left out of the NCAA tournament.
LaMarcus Reed III scored 20 points for Texas-Arlington (24-9), the regular-season champion in the Southland Conference.
Washington will host fourth-seeded Northwestern in the second round Friday night. The fourth-seeded Wildcats beat No. 5 seed Akron 76-74 earlier Tuesday night.