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Pondexter's game-winning bank shot gives us another upset

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Q-Pon: redeemed.

Washington's Quincy Pondexter gave us another game-winning basket in the final seconds when his leaning banker kissed off the glass and fell through.

In one of the most thrilling games of the day - and that's really saying something considering everything we've already seen - the Huskies came back after trailing by 15 in the second half upset sixth-seeded Marquette 80-78. In case you somehow missed this edge-of-your-seat ending, or you'd merely like to relive it, here you go.

Pondexter scored 18, while Isaiah Thomas had a team-high 19. So much for that struggling Pac-10, huh? We'll see how Cal does tomorrow against Louisville, but Washington's win here at least gives a bit of legitimacy to the conference, which had some doubters over whether it deserved two (yes, just two) teams in the tournament.

Also, Washington upped its winning streak to eight games (hasn't lost in exactly a month), while Marquette reverted back to its old ways. After winning five of its previous six games that were decided by five points or less, the Golden Eagles dropped a close one. MU lost seven of its first eight games of the season by five points or less.

Washington will play the winner of New Mexico and Montana, which are in a good battle as of the time of this post. The West Coast doesn't have a lot of respresentation this year, but it's making the most of it right now.

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