Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/16/13
Win slipped through their paws Headline: Ducks turn the tables from costly Husky turnovers, in OT loss. It was a hard-fought game between the Washington Huskies and the Oregon Ducks from the start. Then regulation ended, and the rest of the game got away from the Huskies.  Yes they’ve played better basketball than ever before, but they couldn’t capitalize with Oregon’s defense when it came down to the wire. All the Huskies can hope for is a spot in the National Invitational Tournament. Here are five things I hated about last night and why UW let the game slip away: Turnovers I said it before and I’ll say it again. Turnovers have killed the Huskies from early on this season. Their turnovers have showed us that they’re not the best team when it comes to finishing down the stretch. Arsalan Kazemi put the nail in the coffin for the Ducks (Photo: dailyemerald.com) Which is what almost cost them the game against Washington State, but 15 turnovers compared to the 11 committed against WSU were unacceptable. After blowing a 19 point lead and almost the game on Wednesday, turnovers would’ve been one thing that they needed to reduce to win last night. This was a fun, fast-paced and intense game to watch, but at one point both teams moved up and down the court at full speed with no ball control. The Huskies showed some careless ball handling and let points go towards the end. They also lacked being careful with handling Arsalan Kazemi when he woke up in overtime. They let Kazemi break loose Arsalan Kazemi had a quiet game even though he didn’t score his first point until the last two minutes of the first half. Once overtime started, Kazemi turned on the jets and scored 11 of his 14 points to help the Ducks come back and win 80-77. Kazemi and the Ducks took those points and ran away with the win. Missed free throws=Missed free opportunities Was Thursday night the last time we will see these three? (Photo: AP) Believe it or not, if the Huskies made their free throws they would’ve been playing Utah tonight with the chance to play in the conference championship game. The Huskies were able to knock down 80 percent of their free throws in the first half. UW finished the second half by shooting only 33 percent from the line. If UW made three of their free throws in the second half, this overtime would’ve never happened. The Huskies would’ve finally defeated the Ducks after losing the season series to them, and their tournament run could’ve kept going. If the Huskies get a spot in the NIT, this will have to be one of the key things they need to practice on the most. Fastbreak points were fading away Up to the beginning of the second half, the Huskies had a 15-0 advantage in fastbreak points. They continued with a 12-4 run towards the six minute mark in the second half, but Oregon turned on Washington with a 10-2 run in the last three minutes of the game. Sad send off for the seniors… well, maybe. UW Seniors, Scott Suggs and Abdul Gaddy played great, both scoring double digits hoping to lead the team to victory. It just hurts to see them lose the way they did, especially since they knew they could’ve advanced to the conference semifinals. Gaddy and Suggs hope that they don’t end their college career with the game that got away. They don’t want this run to end. They don’t want to remember this as their last Husky game ever played. They would both love one more chance to play for the NIT tournament.  Last year, the Huskies made it to the NIT semifinals before losing 68-67 to the Minnesota Gophers in overtime. No one wants this season to end yet, especially Suggs, Gaddy and Aziz N’Diaye. N’Diaye ended the contest with seven points and nine rebounds. CHECK OUT THE HUSKIES BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB!
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