Los Angeles • Jason Washburn didn't once look up. A set of courtesy headphones, marked by the Utes' logo, sat untouched in his locker Wednesday. Other players fiddled with their new headphones, but not Washburn.
"I just wasn't ready for it to end," he said after midnight Wednesday, following Utah's season-ending 53-41 loss in the Pac-12 Tournament. "It's heartbreaking we played with heart, we played with maximum effort. A few key plays … made the game get out of our reach again."
To listen to him, you would think the Utes had lost something more than their 25th game. Utah (6-25, 3-15 Pac-12) finished the worst season in its 104-year history. But there was more than a sense of nostalgia as the players packed up their bags for the final time, wrapped new headphones around their necks and trudged out of the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room in the Staples Center into an unknown future.