What A Night! Now, On To Round 2.
What a magical night for the Huskies. By now, everyone knows the story...
Down by just one at halftime of its NCAA Tournament first round game against Marquette in San Jose, Calif., Washington trailed by as many as 15 second half points before roaring back for an incredible finish.
Quincy Pondexter had possession of the ball with time running down and the scored tied at 78-apiece. He waited at the top of the key until the final few seconds, spun and backed his way down the left side of the lane and banked a shot off the glass with just 1.7 seconds left to give the Huskies a hard-fought and well-earned 80-78 win.
The Dawgs will get as much rest as possible this morning before waking for breakfast, a film session, lunch, practice (closed to the public), media interviews, dinner and more film.
Tomorrow's second round game against New Mexico is scheduled to tipoff at approximately 2:50 p.m. (PT). It will follow approximately 30 minutes after the Butler/Murray State game scheduled for 12:20 p.m. at HP Pavilion. Here's a link to Stubhub if you are looking for tickets.
As one would expect, there is a ton of media coverage of last night's game. GoHuskies.com has complete coverage of the game, including a recap, notes, quotes, postgame audio and an extensive photo gallery.
Following are a few notable links:
Quincy Pondexter's shot lifts Washington, 80-78 - Seattle Times
Washington's Justin Holiday in right place for game's last shot - Seattle Times
Quincy Pondexter makes the big play, as a senior leader should - Seattle Times
Glove? Huskies' Thomas doesn't need a glove - Everett Herald
Huskies' Pondexter steps up - Everett Herald
Huskies rally for memorable finish against Marquette - Everett Herald
Huge Huskies comeback stuns Marquette - Tacoma News Tribune
Tourney Time: Darnell Gant and the anatomy of a comeback - SeattlePI.com
Compelling story lines in San Jose - San Francisco Chronicle
Golden Eagles suffer another heartbreaking loss - OnMilwaukee.com
Golden Eagles eliminated in first round by Huskies - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fear factor fueled Huskies comeback - Yahoo! Sports
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