7:55 PM ET, March 18, 2010
Pondexter's leaner with 1.7 remaining boosts Huskies into second round
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Quincy Pondexter grabbed an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left in a tie game, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar twice considered calling a timeout to set up a final play.Romar decided to let his senior leader do it by himself -- and Pondexter wasn't about to miss a chance to add another game to his season.Pondexter drove for a short bank shot with 1.7 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Washington extended its late-season rally right into the NCAA tournament with an 80-78 victory over Marquette in the first round of the East Regional on Thursday night.
• Washington advances to the second round for the second straight year.
• The Huskies have won eight straight overall, which is a season best.
• It was the second time a Pac-10 school has beaten a Big East opponent in the NCAAs since the tournament expanded to 64 teams.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 18: The Marquette Golden Eagles huddle together prior to their game against the Washington...(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-55 (.545)||27-51 (.529)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||12-19 (.632)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||12-15 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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