The season is over for the Washington Huskies.
Lorenzo Romar's squad overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to force Tuesday night's NIT semifinal game against Minnesota into overtime. However, the Golden Gophers pulled out a 68-67 victory in overtime to advance to the NIT championship game on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Down by two points, Washington's C.J. Wilcox stole the basketball in Minnesota's backcourt and converted on a layup with 19 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Minnesota's Andre Hollins scored all seven of Minnesota's points in the overtime period to lead his team to victory. Hollins finished with 20 points for the Golden Gophers.
Washington was led by the efforts of Terrence Ross who scored a game-high 21 points. The Huskies benefited from an improved effort on the boards in the second half. Washington was out-rebounded 21-13 in the first half, but held a 22-14 rebounding advantage in the second half.
In his final game, Washington senior Darnell Gant finished with 12 points and ten rebounds.
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