Buzzer beater: Washington upsets No. 9 Arizona 78-75

Noah Dickerson led Washington (17-6, 7-3 Pac-12) with 25 points and David Crisp added 16.

SEATTLE (AP) - Dominic Green collected a loose ball in the final seconds and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Washington a 78-75 victory over No. 9 Arizona on Saturday night.

Washington went to freshman Jaylen Nowell with the clock winding down, but his shot was blocked by Arizona star Deandre Ayton. Green grabbed the swatted shot near the Washington bench and beat the buzzer with his fourth 3-pointer of the game.

Green finished with 14 points off the bench and the biggest shot of his career as the Huskies padded an already improving resume for NCAA tournament contention. Noah Dickerson led Washington (17-6, 7-3 Pac-12) with 25 points and David Crisp added 16.

Dusan Ristic scored 21 points for Arizona (19-5, 9-2) and Allonzo Trier had 17 of his 20 in the second half. Ayton was a force on the inside with 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, but missed a free throw with 21 seconds left that would have given Arizona the lead.

Arizona had won 16 of 17 and eight straight against Washington. But first-year Huskies coach Mike Hopkins now has a signature moment to go along with a stunning turnaround from last season, when Washington went 9-22.

Current Arizona assistant coach Lorenzo Romar made his first return to Washington, where he was the head coach for 15 seasons before being fired last March following a 9-22 season. Romar was greeted with a standing ovation and chants of "Romar" when he took the court with the rest of the Arizona coaching staff minutes before tipoff. Washington also showed a brief video of Romar's accomplishments during pregame introductions.

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