Washington upends No. 9 Arizona on Dominic Green's buzzer-beating jumper

The Dagger
Washington’s <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaab/players/131328/" data-ylk="slk:Dominic Green">Dominic Green</a> reacts after sinking a 3-point basket during the second half against Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Seattle. Washington won 78-75 with Green later hitting the tie-breaking shot in the final seconds. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Washington’s Dominic Green reacts after sinking a 3-point basket during the second half against Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Seattle. Washington won 78-75 with Green later hitting the tie-breaking shot in the final seconds. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

In the final moments of a Pac-12 thriller, the Washington Huskies’ Dominic Green drained a buzzer-beating dagger on a broken play to topple the Arizona Wildcats at home, 78-75. Freshman Arizona center DeAndre Ayton’s shot-blocking ability has been questioned throughout his freshman year. However, against Washington, Ayton recorded three blocks and on the final defensive possession of a tie game, adroitly patrolled the paint and rejected freshman Jaylen Nowell’s floater without fouling to ensure overtime.

That was until a fortuitous bounce wound up in the hands of Green, who had also drained a game-tying corner 3 a minute earlier. He sunk this one too, gathering the deflection and launching the game-winning trey. Green finished with 14 points off the bench and kept the 17-6 Huskies firmly in the NCAA Tournament hunt.


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