Travis Leslie's desperation heave as time expired didn't find the mark enabling Washington to survive a furious Georgia comeback 68-65. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points while adding seven assists for the Huskies who built as big as a ten point lead in the second half.
Georgia was able to close that gap significantly until Leslie's shot at the buzzer fell no good. Trey Thompkins led the Bulldogs with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Gerald Robinson and Travis Leslie each scored 12. Georgia controlled the tempo in the first half yet still went in at halftime with the score tied despite Washington hitting a very low percentage of their shots. The Huskies were able to turn up the defensive pressure in the second half and without a shooter on the floor to help stretch the defense, the Bulldogs had a difficult time getting any clean looks at the basket. The Bulldogs hurt themselves with 14 turnovers while Washington only turned the ball over five times in the game.
Washington advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament where they will face off against North Carolina.
This could have been the last game for Georgia juniors Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie who will face decisions about whether to turn pro or remain in Athens for their senior seasons. The Bulldogs went to the tournament in just Mark Fox's second season on the bench for the Bulldogs. This trip was Georgia first appearance in the tournament since 2008.