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Huskies lose game, Brockman twists ankle

Washington State won in double overtime, 76-73, when a last-chance Ryan Appleby 3-point attmept bounced off.

"It felt good when it left my hand," Dentmon said. "But I didn't have time to square it all the way up. It was kind of grab it and shoot it on the run."

Here is Todd Milles' game story.

Had the Huskies won, they would have moved up to the No. 7 seed, which would have given them an opening-round date against Oregon State, the first team to go 0-18 in league play.

Instead, as No. 8 seeds, the Huskies will open the tournament at 6 p.m. Wednesday against No. 9 California, a team they split with during the regular season.

Increasing the degree of difficulty, UW may have to do it without leading scorer and rebounder Jon Brockman, who went down with an ankle injury that leaves his status for this week uncertain.

Not surprisingly, that was the No. 1 topic of conversation after the game.

Here's some of what was said:

BROCKMAN

It looks like it's just a pretty good sprain. Hopefully, that's it: just a sprain.

I couldn't play right now. But we've started treating it already and we'll just treat it non-stop until then. If it's just sprained, I'm playing. You can play on a sprained ankle. You just put so much tape on it it's like a cast, and you can play. I'll be out there if it's just a sprain.



I just remember going up for a rebound and my left foot just turned right over. I don't know if I landed on someone's foot or what happened. I remember getting it good, though. I turnedit over about all the way I could.

Sprains are always different. Some of them hurt like crazy and after a minute it just stops and your all right. This hurts pretty good still. I haven't sprained it like this since high school.

I would have gone back in if I could have walked. But I couldn't put any weight on it, I can't put any weight on it, so… I tried.

COACH LORENZO ROMAR ON BROCKMAN

Sprained ankle. You know how those things go after 48 hours you have a better idea of what it's going to be. ... I'm taking the position that he's going to play.



ROMAR ON CAL

I'm still getting over this loss here. We'll meet as a staff and talk about Cal later.

I think our team feels pretty confident right now. I think our team understands that if we can control our effort and focus we've got a good chance to be successful. There were times this year that we weren't sure.

JUSTIN DENTMON ON BROCKMAN

I think we really need him. It's going to be hard for us to win without him, but I think if we all pull together as a team we can do it.

VENOY OVERTON ON BROCKMAN

He's fine. He'll be all right. He's a tough guy.

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