Thursday, March 18, 2010
Halftime: Marquette 43, Washington 42
By Diamond Leung
Washington's Isaiah Thomas leads all scorers at the half with 17.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- This one was expected to be close, and hasn't disappointed. Some quick notes:
Washington guard Isaiah Thomas sank a last-second shot from halfcourt that had no chance of counting since it came well after Marquette had been whistled for a shot-clock violation with 2.6 seconds left. Thomas raised his arms, played to the crowd, and then got another shot. From halfcourt again, he saw his shot hit off the back iron. He still leads all scorers at the half with 17.
Something to watch in the second half is Huskies guard Venoy Overton's availability. Washington's best on-ball defender picked up his third foul with 3:18 left and was sent to the bench. That could open up 3-pointers for Marquette.
Marquette has really shut down Washington star Quincy Pondexter, who has four points on 1-for-7 shooting. Pondexter's frustrations might have carried over to the foul line, where he has made only 2 of 6.
Darius Johnson-Odom is a perfect 4 for 4 from the field and has 13 points for the Golden Eagles, who are shooting 51.7 percent from the field. David Cubillan has nine points.