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Isaiah Thomas' prayer falls from 65 feet ... but is called off

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Before Quincy Pondexter saved the day for the Huskies, Isaiah Thomas nearly gave UW three points it needed badly in the second half of Thursday night's first-round game against Marquette. Watch below, as Thomas unleashes a frantic 65-footer after a foul call that is so good it'll still make the nightly highlights across the country.

Oh! If only it had counted! Now the question is: Does that make "One Shining Moment"? It technically didn't go into the game log.

If you picked Washington to make the Sweet 16, you may have some buzzer-beating karma on your side. Huskies have a feel for the twine when the clock gets low.

It's safe to say it, proclaim it, swear by it: This has been the best opening day of tournament action we've ever seen. Seven non-BCS schools have already advanced to the next round and underdogs have covered on all but two games so far.

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