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Roles are defined. That's Washington's secret. Isaiah Thomas let everyone know the source of UW's phenomenal turnaround.

"I've always told my teammates to keep the faith and anything can happen," he said. "Players found their roles and they love doing what they do. A guy like Venoy (Overton), he loves playing defense. You've got to excel at something you do great and you keep doing great at it."

Overton and Justin Holiday provided lock-down defense on the perimeter and Matthew Bryan-Amaning defended the basket. Elston Turner sank three-pointers. Thomas did a little bit of everything.

And Quincy Pondexter (above) hit a game-winning shot.

Does it even matter he was 1 for 7 from the field and 2 for 6 from the line in the first half? More importantly,...

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