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December 14, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Poll question: Looking for Mr. Clutch

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar entrusted shooting guard C.J. Wilcox with the two biggest shots of the season. Unfortunately for the Huskies, the redshirt freshman missed two three-pointers in the final seconds against Michigan State and Texas A&M.
Last season, departed star Quincy Pondexter made several big shots for Washington in the waning moments of games. He carried UW to a win at Stanford and hit a last-second shot in the first round of the NCAA tournament to beat Marquette.
Speaking of clutch, the Huskies dubbed Venoy Overton Mr. Clutch last season because the senior guard drained several big free throws in the final minute, including a pair of freebies in the Pac-10 Tournament championship game.
This season, Washington has five players averaging at least 10 points, however, they’re averaging fewer points in the three defeats.
Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points in each loss, which is 2.3 below his team-leading 15.3 average. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (14.1 to 10) and Justin Holiday (13.1 to 9) each averaged 4.1 fewer points in the defeats. Abdul Gaddy averages 10.2 points this season and 8.7 in the losses while Wilcox drops from 10 to 5.
Following Saturday’s 63-62 defeat at Texas A&M, Holiday admitted UW’s stars haven’t played their best in big games.
“These are the games when your leaders have to step up and play big and so far, we haven’t done that,” he said. “I don’t know what it is. I put that on myself. Me, Isaiah, Matt and all of us. We have to play better in these games.”

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