BOULDER, Colo. – Before he made the most important shot of his basketball career, Andrew Andrews allowed himself to recall his biggest miss.
As a senior at Benson Tech in Portland, Andrews scored 41 points in the 5A Oregon state championship game against Corvallis High in Eugene. But he will remember most the jumper he missed at the end of regulation, and the heartache of the double-overtime loss that ensued.
Nearly four years later, atonement arrived here at the Coors Events Center, where Andrews lined up a jumper in the waning seconds of the Washington Huskies’ Thursday night game against Colorado.
“Once I got the ball,” Andrews said, “that was kind of just replaying in my head, thinking, ‘man, I missed the shot last time,’ so I’ve got to focus and make it.”
He did. Read more »