6:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Isaiah Thomas' fadeaway beats buzzer, crowns Washington as Pac-10 champions
LOS ANGELES -- With the game tied and 19 seconds left, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was thinking timeout. Isaiah Thomas was thinking: score a basket.Thomas' instinct won out. The speedy guard tore up the court and hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer, lifting Washington past Arizona (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) 77-75 Saturday for the Pac-10 tournament championship in the first overtime title game in league history.
• Isaiah Thomas hit a step-back jumper as time expired in overtime to give Washington its second straight Pac-10 tournament title.
• Thomas scored 28 points to go with seven assists for the Huskies, who became the first team to win consecutive Pac-10 tournament titles since Arizona won three in a row from 1988-90.
• Pac-10 player of the year Derrick Williams scored 24 points to go with 11 rebounds to lead Arizona, which was making its sixth Pac-10 tournament final appearance and first since losing to Washington in 2005.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids
Teams that have clinched automatic bids to the 2011 men's NCAA tournament:
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley|
|Indiana State||Missouri Valley|
|Arkansas-Little Rock||Sun Belt|
|Northern Colorado||Big Sky|
|Boston University||America East|
|San Diego State||Mountain West|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West|
|Ohio State||Big Ten|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-66 (.455)||24-56 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-25 (.360)||7-21 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-14 (.571)||20-30 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|