"I'm so proud of them for staying the course and learning from each lesson and continuing to improve".
Taking Flynn for his word was perhaps the easiest coaching decision Kent made all evening. This game, the third quarter we came out and played some of our best basketball of the season.
"He's been incredible", Kent said. The Buffs need to be aware of where both Ionescu and 45% three-point shooter Lexi Bando are at all times.
If there's any blockade awaiting Flynn this season, he's yet to find it.
Those two games accounted for 36 of his 58 points as a senior while averaging 7.3 minutes in 18 games. Smith is averaging 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds this season. Billings led the league in rebounds with 9.8 per game. He was their top distributor with a game-high five assists. UW also has a win over Arizona. OSU has made it crystal clear that they are want two more games in the friendly confines of Gill Coliseum.
Sorkin followed Johnathan Loyd as the second player to arrive at OR as a freshman under Altman and stick around through his senior season.More news: Take guns 'early' without going to court first
Flynn's torrid play, not surprisingly, has coincided with the best stretch of the Pac-12 season for WSU.
Cal's seeding has set it up to face dead-last No. 12 Washington - which went an unsightly 1-17 in conference play - in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. OR sat in sixth place prior to Thursday's game on the Palouse.
"We're getting there", junior guard Katie McWilliams said.
"I was just impressed with our energy on both ends of the floor, defensively and offensively we were on point, " OR coach Kelly Graves said. Flynn squeezed eight points into the final eight minutes of the half and the Cougars went into the break leading 37-35.
Freshman Jaylen Nowell had five of his 12 points in the final 1:02 to help preserve the victory for the Huskies (20-10, 10-7).
"I tell you there might be some tournament jitters but I don't think we had it and I was just impressed with how we, our energy, both ends of the floor, defensively, offensively we were on point", Graves said.More news: Manchester City 'cannot think we are perfect' says Pep Guardiola
California center CJ West, center, is pressured by UCLA forward Monique Billings, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference women's tournament Friday, March 2, 2018, in Seattle. The lead changed three more times before WSU went up two possessions when Flynn intercepted an errant OR passed and pushed the ball ahead to Franks, who converted a layup to make it 74-70.
Stanford-Southern Cal victor vs. Oregon State-Arizona State victor, 9:30 p.m. Flynn hit two free throws 18 seconds later to put the Cougars back ahead before Pritchard drained a 3-pointer to give the Ducks a 70-68 edge with 2:59 to play.
"We knew they were going to come out and they were going to play hard, and they were going to play hard the rest of the game, " Ionescu said about Oregon's strong second-half performance.
Sorkin played in just over half of the games.
The Brown duo - Elijah and Troy - led OR, scoring 18 and 17 points respectively. Stephen Thompson Jr. added 19 points and Drew Eubanks 15 for the Beavers (14-15, 6-11) who lost their 22nd consecutive road game.More news: Young woman, three children found dead inside MA home, police say
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