LOS ANGELES-For the first time in two years, Washington will not hoist a Pac-12 Tournament trophy.
The team that more boasted talent, size and quickness didn't come out on top Thursday. Instead, the No. 1-seeded Huskies watched as Oregon State University celebrated sending another Washington team home.
The 86-84 loss to the No. 9-seeded Beavers hurt because the Huskies had fought their way back from a 13-point halftime deficit. The team lead by six points with less than three minutes remaining.
Then, Oregon State went on its own run, taking a one-point lead with less than a minute remaining. Tony Wroten of Renton was fouled and could have taken the lead on the ensuing free throws. Instead, he missed both.
After the seconds ticked away on the game, Wroten left the court with his head in his hands. It was the first time the No. 9 seed had beaten No. 1.
In the locker room, Wroten slumped in his chair. His teammates also silent.
Their NCAA Tournament, more than unlikely a week ago, are now in jeopardy. Even if they go, they'll undoubtedly get a lower seed.
But on Thrsday, there was no talk of tournament hopes, nor was there any positive they could pull from this game.
"It's a loss," said Gig Harbor's Austin Seferian-Jenkins. "That's about it."
To read the game recap from The News Tribune's Ryan Divish, click here.
Bright, Stanford loss to rival Cal
Bellevue's Aaron Bright and Stanford couldn't hold down Pac-12 MVP Jorge Guttierrez for two halves.
The California star scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half as the Bears avenged a loss a week ago and beat the Cardinal, 77-71.
Bright, a former star for Bellevue, scored nine points and had three assists.
WSU women keep run going with victory over USC
The No. 11 Cougar women again issued an upset by shocking the No. 3 Trojans with a 69-55 on USC's homecourt.
April Cook led the Lady Cougars with 15 points. They will play California on Friday at Staples Center.