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Vindicating Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen has gotten a bad rap.

The Bill Buckner of Husky Basketball, to some, Jensen has had his entire career defined by one play.

With a trip to the 2006 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on the line, Jensen committed a personal foul that has, for better or worse, lived in relative infamy.

Armed with a four-point lead and roughly 11 seconds left in the game, Jensen made a defensive play on Connecticut’s Marcus Williams, only to foul him on a made layup. The basket cut Washington’s lead to two. The ensuing free throw narrowed it to one.

On the following possession, Brandon Roy was fouled and sent to the line. He knocked down both free throws, stretching Washington’s lead back out to three.

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