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Huskies fall to Wildcats 106-97

With around ten minutes left in last nights game it looked like Washington was preparing to put Arizona away but it didn't happen after a barrage of three point shots gave the Wildcats a sudden ten point lead.

Washington fought back to trail only 91-88 with 1:51 left but the rally stopped there as missed foul shots and field goals started mounting up. Arizona's Zane Johnson hit a wide-open three-pointer on the next possession and that sealed the game for Arizona.

The problem all night  long for the Huskies was not enough defense. The Huskies didn't match up with Arizona's big three very well and the Wildcats cruised to a 106-97 victory to keep their hopes alive in Pac 10 play. Arizona's Nic Wise (29 points), Chase Budinger (25) and Hill combined for 72 points.

This was the first time since the beginning of the season that Isaiah Thomas didn't dominate his opponent. Wise scored 29 on the freshman and limited him to 15 points on 7-21 shooting. Justin Dentmon went off last night with all the attention focused on Thomas. He finished with 24 points.

Brockman led UW with 27 points and 16 rebounds. Elston Turner popped in 10 from the bench which was good to see since he has been sidelined with an injury.

"We faced a team that had their backs against the wall and they came out clawing and scratching," Romar said. "We didn't match their intensity."

Up next is Arizona State who fell to WSU last night in Tempe.