Saturday, March 19, 2011

Washington Advances

Washington played just well enough to win, defeating Georgia by a score of 68-65. 
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points for the Huskies.  Washington's shooting was dreadful in the first half, as Georgia built an early lead.  Washington managed to come back, however, to tie the score at the half.

Washington was much better to start the second half.  They were able to play at an up-tempo pace and they hit some key shots.  They built a double-digit lead and threatened to put the game away.  But Georgia mounted a comeback and made it close in the final minute.  Georgia had a chance to tie the game with a last-second three-point attempt, but Thomas managed to partially deflect a full-court pass to Georgia's Travis Leslie, and Leslie's shot was off the mark.

The Huskies will take the victory.  However, they'll need to play much better to defeat North Carolina.  They will need Matthew Bryan-Amaning to stay out of foul trouble.  They will need Terrence Ross to be a part of the offense.  And they'll need some luck.  It should be an exciting game.

Washington Huskies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Sunday, March 20, 9:30 a.m., CBS Channel 7.

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