Lorenzo Romar, Huskies protest Oregon State loss to Pac-12

Feb 25, 2016, 12:04 PM | Updated: 3:54 pm
Stephen Thompson's game-winning 3-pointer in Oregon State's win has been protested by UW. (AP)
(AP)

Update 3:38 p.m.: The Pac-12 has released the following statement regarding Washington’s protest of its loss to Oregon State: “While an institution may ask the Conference Office to review plays, there is no protest policy. Washington has inquired with the Conference Office regarding play in the final moments of its game with Oregon State. In reviewing the final sequence of play in the Oregon State-Washington game, it was determined that the clock timing was handled appropriately by the game officials and the clock operator. While it was questioned whether the Oregon State player should have been called for traveling prior to the final shot, traveling is a judgment call. Traveling is a non-reviewable judgment call.”

Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar has contacted the Pac-12 to protest Oregon State guard Stephen Thompson’s game-winning 3-pointer in the Huskies’ 82-81 loss Wednesday night, according to an ESPN.com report.

Thompson ran the length of the court and hit a 3-pointer before the buzzer on the Beavers’ home court in Corvallis, Ore., but video replays appear to show that the clock didn’t start on time after the ball was inbounded with 3.3 seconds remaining.

Additionally, Thompson may have traveled before taking the shot, though Romar indicated that was not the focus of the protest.

The loss could have huge implications for Washington, which is on the outside of the bubble on projections for the 68-team NCAA Tournament. The Huskies (16-12 overall, 8-8 Pac-12) close out conference play at Oregon on Sunday and then at home vs. WSU next Wednesday, and may be left needing to win the Pac-12’s own tournament to earn a berth into the NCAA’s bracket.

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