March 21, 2009 in Sports
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Venoy Overton of the University of Washington reacts after he took a charge and forced a turnover early in their game against Purdue.

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Venoy Overton of the University of Washington ( middle) is forced into a turnover by Lewis Jackson ( on floor ) and Keaton Grant of Purdue.

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Jon Brockman of the University of Washington ( middle) is sandwiched between Purdue players JaJuan Johnson ( left ) and Robbie Hummel as they keep him from scoring in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.

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Jon Brockman of the University of Washington tries to influence the referee call, and #23 Lewis Jackson turns to find out there is a foul on him for running into Brockman and causing a turnover during first half action in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.

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University of Washington’s Jon Brockman steps between two Purdue defenders to try for an offensive rebound in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.

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University of Washington’s Jon Brockman throws up his hands in defense as Lewis Jackson of Purdue drives past for a first half basket in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.

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University of Washington’s #2 Isaiah Thomas takes a hard foul on a drive to the basket in the Portland Or. Rose Garden. At right, is #25 JaJuan Johnson of Purdue.

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Purdue’s head coach Matt Painter shouts to his team in the first half during the second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game with Washington Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Portland, Ore.

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Purdue guard Lewis Jackson, left, drives on Washington guard Venoy Overton during the first half of a second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game.

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Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson scores against Washington during the first half of a second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 21, 2009.

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Purdue’s Lewis Jackson, left, and JaJuan Johnson battle for a rebound against Washington’s Jon Brockman, center, during the first half of a second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 21, 2009.

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Purdue center JaJuan Johnson celebrates dropping a three-point shot during the first half of their second-round men’s NCAA college basketball tournament game against Washington.

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Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar points out strategy to his team in the closing minutes of their game against Purdue.

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Venoy Overton of Washington leaps in front of Purdue #23 Lewis Jackson to try and steal the ball in second half action in the Portland Or. Rose Garden at the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament Saturday March 21, 2009.

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Washington State Govenor Christine Gregoire cheers for UW as they battle Purdue in the Portland Or. Rose Garden at the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament Saturday March 21, 2009. Her support didn’t help as the Huskies fell 76-74.

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Washington State Govenor Christine Gregoire is flanked by her husband and daughter as the UW Huskies battle Purdue to a close 2 point loss in the Portland Or. Rose Garden at the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament Saturday March 21, 2009.

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Washington #5 Justin Dentmon and the rest of the Husky bench agonize over the last seconds as the team pulls close to Purdue but loses 76-74 in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.

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Jon Brockman of Washington looks up at the scoreboard in dismay as the Huskies lose by two points to Purdue in the Portland Or. Rose Garden.