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Huskies come from 13 back to beat Cougars

Huskies win 89-87.

The result ends Washington State's season. Although it will probably be only a pause. The Cougars seem a solid bet for the NIT.

UW goes on to meet Oregon at 8:40 p.m. Thursday in the tournament semifinal.

48 seconds UW up, 84-83. Thompson at line; missed first but hats second.

2:52 UW, 82-77 following three straight treys by Wilcox. Thomas, who has played every minute, has 11 assists, one short of the tournament record.

6:26 UW, 71-67. March Madness didn't get it's name for nothing.

2nd/12:21 WSU, 58-53.

2nd/15:33 WSU answers and retakes the lead, 47-44.

2nd/17:40 Huskies score first 10 points of the half and finally nose ahead, 40-32.

Second half: ... has just tipped off.

Halftime: WSU, 40-32.

Thompson leads WSU with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Ross leads UW with 13 on 5-of-7.

WSU has 21 rebounds, UW 17. Both teams have eight assists. UW has six turnovers and WSU five. Neither team has a fastbreak point. However WSU leads on second-chance points, 14-4.

Isaiah Thomas has played all 20 minutes.

1st/3:23 WSU, 34-25, and Klay Thompson at the line perhaps about to spread it back to 10.

1st/7:42 Six straight points by MBA and Huskies cut WSU lead to 30-23.

1st/11:16 WSU, 23-17. Eleven points by Klay Thompson already.

12:29 WSU, 20-15. Cougars were opening daylight, but then back-to-back threes by Ross and Thomas.

15:54 WSu 12-7. Romar way unhappy with his team at first media time out.

16:45 WSU 9-6, and MBA to bench with second personal. Aziz in.

Tipoff: We're under way.

Lineup: Huskies going with an interesting lineup: Thomas, MBA, Holiday, Wilcox and Terrence Ross.

Pregame: Huskies warming up as Abdul Gaddy, Venoy Overton and Tyreese Breshers watch from bench in street clothes ... no doubt wonderging what might have been.

Game 4: Three games down and only one to go: No. 3 Washington against No. 6 Washington State. (Huskies in white, Cougs in crimson.)

And things just got a little more interesting with No. 7 Oregon's upset of No. 2 UCLA.

Washington split with Oregon, beating the Ducks 87-69 in Seattle on Jan. 6, but losing 81-76 in Eugene on Feb. 5.

WSU split with the Ducks, winning 77-63 on Jan. 8 in Pullman but losing 69-43 on Feb. 3 in Eugene.

A little more quick scouting on the Ducks:

Oregon (16-16) has won two Pac-10 tournament times (2003 and 2007) and has an all-time tournament record of 15-10. … Oregon led the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.738) and turnover margin. The Ducks were last in blocked shots and defensive rebounds. Oregon’s steal total is the fourth-best in school history. Catron was named to the All-Pac-10 second team. E.J. Singler led the conference in free throw percentage (.857).

We'll keep this blog post open the rest of the evening for pregame, in-game and postgame news.