Huskies Bounce Beavers From Pac-10 Tournament, Win 59-52
March 11, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP)--Isaiah Thomas scored 15 points and third-seeded Washington roared back from a big second-half deficit to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive with a 59-52 victory over Oregon State in the Pac-10 quarterfinals Thursday night.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Elston Turner added 10 points apiece for the Huskies (22-9), who trailed 35-23 with 16 1/2 minutes to play before making a 23-4 run over the next eight minutes, playing with all the passion that this underachieving team lacked in the first half.
Washington will face Stanford in Friday's semifinals as the only non-California school left in the tournament.
Roeland Schaftenaar had 17 points for the sixth-seeded Beavers (14-17), who lost twice to Washington in six days.