In the final moments of a Pac-12 thriller, the Washington Huskies’ Dominic Green drained a buzzer-beating dagger on a broken play to topple the Arizona Wildcats at home, 78-75. Freshman Arizona center DeAndre Ayton’s shot-blocking ability has been questioned throughout his freshman year. However, against Washington, Ayton recorded three blocks and on the final defensive possession of a tie game, adroitly patrolled the paint and rejected freshman Jaylen Nowell’s floater without fouling to ensure overtime.
Washington shocks Arizona 78-75 on this buzzer beater! pic.twitter.com/t7tezZW4yJ
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 4, 2018
That was until a fortuitous bounce wound up in the hands of Green, who had also drained a game-tying corner 3 a minute earlier. He sunk this one too, gathering the deflection and launching the game-winning trey. Green finished with 14 points off the bench and kept the 17-6 Huskies firmly in the NCAA Tournament hunt.
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