Seattle • Because they knew the importance of what beating No. 8 Arizona would mean, the Washington Huskies were left deflated and demoralized.
Instead of a season-saving victory, the Huskies are riding a four-game losing streak for the first time in five years with no certainty about when it will end.
"Right now, tonight, our guys are really down. Our guys know that we came out ready to play," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. "When you come out and you realize you didn't give it your all, that's tough. But when you fight like we did tonight and you come up short, it takes more than a couple hours to get over that."