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Thomas carries Washington into NCAA tournament

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POSTED: March 15, 2011 2:24 p.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington arrived in Los Angeles for the Pac-10 Conference tournament lost and wondering if they'd squandered any NCAA tournament hopes.

Isaiah Thomas made sure those doubts went away.

The junior guard averaged nearly 20 points and 10 assists in leading the Huskies to their second straight conference tournament title. He capped his stellar weekend with a game-winning 18-footer as time expired in overtime to beat Arizona 77-75 in the title game. His shot had been viewed nearly 350,000 times on YouTube as of Tuesday morning.

Now the Huskies, seeded 10th in the East region, get to make the cross country trip to face No. 10 seed Georgia on Friday night in Charlotte, N.C., hoping Thomas can continue his hot streak and lead the Huskies on a deep NCAA run.

 

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