Isaiah Thomas drained the game-winning shot with no time on the clock against Arizona last Saturday, giving Washington a 77-75 overtime victory, the Pac-10 tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Before Thomas, who was the last Husky player to score a game-winning basket with 0:00 showing on the clock?
Since the Pacific 10 Conference came into existence in 1978, five Washington players (as far as we can determine) have hit a game winner as time expired, either in regulation play or in overtime. Before Thomas did it against the Wildcats, the last to do it was Mark Sanford on March 10, 1995, in a 74-73 overtime win over California (Sanford slipped through the Bears defense and scored on a layup).
The last Husky to win a game with a shot similar to the one Thomas made -- an 18-foot jumper -- was Brad Watson, who beat California on Jan. 29, 1983, with a 19-foot jumper and 0:00 remaining.READ MORE»