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These 5 buzzer-beaters have implications on this year's NCAA tournament

Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 2:36 p.m. MST

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Both teams desperately needed a victory going into Thursday night's game, as the Huskies had lost four of five and UCLA had dropped three of its previous four.

With Washington trailing 57-55, former Pleasant Grove High School star C.J. Wilcox hit a driving layup with 10 seconds to go to knot the score for the Huskies.

Without taking a timeout, UCLA's lone senior, Larry Drew II, brought the ball up court, waited to find a lane, then drove, popped and hit a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to deliver the Bruins a much-needed win.

UCLA now sits just a game out of first place in the Pac-12, at 7-3 in league and 18-7 overall, with a pair of wins — against Missouri and Arizona — over ranked teams.

The loss may prove costly for Washington, however, which sits in the "Next Four Out" category on Lunardi's latest Bracketology. The Huskies are now 13-10 overall and 5-5 in Pac-12 play, with bad losses to Albany, Nevada and Utah.

Up next: St. Mary's Marriott Center magic hurts BYU.
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Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

After the deli-dagger and the meltdown in San Diego, BYU's only chance of making the Big Dance this year is winning the WCC tourney.

So, you're saying there's a chance...

Samurai Jack
Layton, UT

Dear Ufan:

After untold losses and a thrashing at the hands of PAC12 bottom feeder Oregon State, Utah's only chance at making the Big Dance is.....

... Yeah no chance.

Just like the year before.... and so on.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Huh. A 48-47 win over Oregon is a quality win for Colorado?

Any college game that finishes with scores in the 50s is far from "quality."

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