Video: Princeton Onwas delivers game-winner(s) for Utah
In hockey, the game-winning goal is really the goal that puts that team ahead for good, regardless of whether it comes in the first period or seconds before time expires. It's not really tracked that way in any other sport, but if it were a statistic in basketball, the game-winning goal from Thursday’s Washington–Utah contest would have come from Princeton Onwas.
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Not only was the acrobatic and potentially dangerous putback highlight-worthy, it gave his team a 53-51 lead – a lead they would never relinquish – and came in the middle of a near-six-minute Husky scoreless streak.
The junior forward played a key role in snapping the Utes' three-game losing streak with seven points and four rebounds – Onwas’ best performance during Pac-12 play this season.
Later in the game, Onwas followed up his “game-winner” with the proverbial dagger with just over a minute to play.