The Georgia Bulldogs made a frantic late run, but couldn’t quite catch up to the Washington Huskies as the second round of the NCAA Tournament wound down on Friday night. The Huskies came out of the half firing, jumping out to an early double-digit lead after knotting the game just before halftime. But Georgia answered with a late run before running out of time as the Huskies prevailed, 68-65.
The Bulldogs cut the deficit to two with just seven seconds to go before Justin Holiday stepped to the line with a chance to seal it for the Huskies. Holiday hit one of two free throws, giving the Bulldogs one last chance. A three-quarter court pass led to a desperation three-point attempt by Travis Leslie that never had a chance as Washington survived the rally.
The Huskies move on to face North Carolina on Sunday in Charlotte. The Tar Heels won a track meet earlier on Friday, defeating Long Island, 102-87.
Here’s the East region bracket as it stands right now.
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 16 Texas-San Antonio, 76-45; will face George Mason
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57; will face Ohio State
No. 5 WVU defeats No. 12 Clemson, 84-76; will face winner of Kentucky
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57; will face West Virginia
No. 2 UNC def. No. 15 Long Island, 102-87; will face Washington-Georgia
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia,
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State
No. 11 Marquette def. No. 6 Xavier, 66-55; will play Syracuse-Indiana State winner