Washington-Marquette: Huskies Come of Age in Big Games, Win 80-78 Thriller

Posted by Bill Hare on March-19-2010 Add Comments

A little less than a week ago, a pivotal moment in Washington basketball capped a dramatic come from behind 79-75 victory over a veteran regular-season championship California team in the Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles.

Last night, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in San Jose, the Huskies came back from a bigger deficit against quality Big East Conference opponent Marquette to snare a nail-biting 80-78 victory.

The adage “great players step up in big moments” is accompanied by “great players step up at crucial moments of big games,” and both adages applied as senior Quincy Pondexter led the offensive assault late in the game, culminating in a shot with 1.7 seconds left that will be ever re...

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