As if getting bumped from the NCAA tournament wasn't tough enough, the Washington men's basketball team then sat in Minneapolis for about five hours on the return home.

The Huskies arrived back in Seattle on Friday morning.

The team's travel party - with players, staff, band, cheerleaders and several supporters - left the team hotel in Syracuse, N.Y., at midnight local time to begin the trip home.

The school's charter plane made a scheduled landing in Minneapolis to take on fuel, but flight crew and mechanics noticed a problem with the aircraft that prevented that plane from making the rest of the trip to Seattle.

A school spokesman says the travel party waited about five hours before two smaller planes arrived to make the rest of the trip.

The 11th-seeded Huskies lost to No. 2 seed West Virginia 69-56 in the round of 16.