The Utes entered the Pac-12 women’s tournament opening-round game having lost eight of their final nine games. But Thursday at KeyArena Utah knocked the Huskies out of the tournament with a 65-53 victory.
The Washington men’s basketball team never found a defensive answer against Adams as UCLA beat Washington 91-82 Thursday night in front of 6,894 at Alaska Airlines Arena that stopped the momentum the Huskies had heading into next week’s Pac-12 tournament.
In the big picture, Washington's 91-82 loss to UCLA on Thursday had little impact on their postseason. The Huskies (16-14, 8-9) know they have no chance to claim an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament and their only avenue to the Big Dance is to win four games next week in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Actually had a little trouble participating in this one. No. 21 Gonzaga (26-4) is good but destined to be a NCAA tournament team. Will its run really be longer than Washington's if it accepts a Women's NIT bid?