Jabari Bird, a senior guard for the Golden Bears, provided a key finish after the layup by Dahlen, when he finished a three-point play on the next possession, wrestling back control. And even though the team said they felt like they let the fans down I don't feel let down.
The Utes beat Cal by 30 on March 2, putting a dent in their NCAA Tournament hopes. Despite Fultz's individual brilliance, the lack of consistency in play from the roster has led to a largely sub-par season.
Shaqquan Aaron hit a corner three to draw the Trojans back to 11-9 after a scoring flurry from UW's David Crisp before the first media time out. Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. PCT on Friday evening from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
"You've got to win six games in a row [to win the national championship]" said ESPN college basketball analyst Sean Farnham.
"It's hard when it ends, but I'm proud we took a step in the program", said Hurley.
"We showed that we're going to stick through everything together and no matter what is coming at us, someone else is going to step up and make that next play".
Washington had a strong shooting start in the first half against USC.
Then McLaughlin dished to DeAnthony Melton for a flying one-handed dunk as the Trojans closed out the half trailing just 39-37. He also grabbed three rebounds.
There were few more answers Wednesday.
Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey led the way for the Ducks as the only players to score in double figures.
When it fell behind by 10 points with three minutes until halftime, Coach Andy Enfield stormed to center court to protest a call by one of the officials.
"We're a different team". We are going to breakdown one team, one player, and one potential matchup to keep your eye on for each power conference during this most exciting time of year. They've got to stick their nose in there all the time. Xavier Johnson had seven points at the half. It was enough to overcome the sloppy closeout.
Junior forward Reid Travis was the leading scorer for Stanford, taking advantage of Arizona State's lack of size for 23 points, including four and-ones.
OR is favored to repeat as Pac-12 champs, listed at at +160 on the money line in Vegas.
But its position was tenuous.
While the Huskies might not have a great chance at pulling out the upset against a solid Trojan squad, don't be surprised if Washington gives USC a run for its money and complicates the NCAA tournament picture. The selection committee offers periodic glimpses at only the top 16 teams, but USC figured another bad loss could be fatal. "We knew he was elite. We're built for this kind of stuff".
The win should ease some uneasiness. All three of the UCLA losses came much earlier on in the year. And a win would all but guarantee that the Trojans would also avoid the preliminary rounds in Dayton, Ohio. Once the Wildcats got rolling, there was no stopping them on the way to the Pac-12 semifinals. It was Oleka's 15th double-double of the season. The Bruins would never be more than 500 miles from home at any point during their Tournament run, and, if Gonzaga stays West, UCLA would have, in our estimation, one of the most favorable theoretical matchups in the Elite 8 among all regionals. And this season's bubble is generally considered weaker than a year ago. "We've just got to bring out energy".