The Finish

It’s 53-51. WSU possession. Everybody is standing. Brockman rebounds Weaver miss. UW ball with 29.7 seconds left. Shot clock at 15 seconds. Timeout.
You forget that WSU is the No. 4-ranked team in the country and that Washington was picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10. On this night, they were about as even as can be.
Now, for the finish. Overtime anybody?
Brockman draws Baynes’ fourth foul and goes to the line with 28.5 seconds left. He makes the front end of a 1-and-1, but misses the second.
WSU’s Weaver fouled after rebounding Brockman’s miss and goes to the line at the other end to shoot two. Weaver misses the first, makes the second: WSU 54-52 with 27.2 seconds left. Timeout.
Who do you go to if you’re Washington?
Brockman, who missed while being defended really tough by Baynes. Weaver rebounds, is fouled and makes two FTs to make it 56-52.
And that’s the way it ended.
I’m not sure if WSU looked like the No. 4 team in the country, but they’re a tough team to play against. For Washington, it was probably its best effort of the season and should only give them more hope that they can compete against the best in the conference.

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