The Pac-12 reviewed the final sequence of Wednesday's Washington-Oregon State game, saying in a statement "everything was handled appropriately."

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The Pac-12 reviewed the final play of Oregon State’s 82-81 win over Washington on Wednesday when Stephen Thompson Jr. drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer, and determined the officials handled everything correctly.

Video replays indicate the game clock at Gill Coliseum didn’t start on time for the final play.

Down 81-79 with 3.3 seconds left, Thompson received an inbound pass and ran the length of the court before pulling up at the three-point line and draining an off-balance 21-footer over the outstretched hand of Dejounte Murray.

Thompson shuffled his feet before the shot, but referees missed the traveling call.

“He traveled,” coach Lorenzo Romar said after the game when asked about the last play. “But they didn’t call it.”

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Pac-12 said it viewed it differently.

“In reviewing the final sequence of play in the Oregon State-Washington game, it was determined that the clock timing was handled appropriately by the game officials and the clock operator. While it was questioned whether the Oregon State player should have been called for traveling prior to the final shot, traveling is a judgment call. Traveling is a non-reviewable judgment call.”

The Pac-12 does not have a formal protest policy, which limits what the conference can do in these situations.

Romar knows the Pac-12 can’t undo what’s been done. Still, he felt impelled to do something after “a tough loss.”

“I don’t want to take anything away from Oregon State,” he said. “They played their tails off. They won the game. You can’t take anything away from them.

“Secondly, we’re up six with just over a minute to go. We didn’t help ourselves. We could have finished that game. But be that as it may … you’ve got our kids fighting their tails off and we’re close to an NCAA tournament berth. And this potentially keeps you out of the tournament. And I say potentially because we still have some games left. And something like that happens, it’s hard for me to look at our guys in the locker room after the game.

“I felt bad for our guys. When something like that happens what can you do? Can’t we do something? That’s my whole point. I hate to see that happen to our guys.”

The game likely had serious postseason ramifications for Washington (16-8, 8-8 Pac-12) and Oregon State (16-10, 7-8), a pair of NCAA tournament bubble teams.

Since starting conference play at 7-3, the Huskies are 1-5 in the past six games.

Washington travels to No. 13 Oregon on Sunday before Wednesday’s regular-season finale at home against Washington State.

The Huskies would likely need to win the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas to secure a ticket to the Big Dance and snap a five-year NCAA tournament drought.

Romar said he’s never taken this type of stand before.

“Not in my 20 years of being a head coach,” he said. “There’s been a couple of times when we sent a tape to the league to say look at this and what do you think? But there has never been a time when I felt strong enough to say something has to be done about this.

“We have not made a habit of whining.”

Critics may say Romar is acting like a sore loser and he’s unwisely waging a public battle with much-maligned Pac-12 officials.

Romar said: “When I’m in the locker room and I look at our guys and our team, and I’m riding the bus back and you’re on that plane back and I’m looking at them, all I can think about is fighting for my guys.

“That’s all I can think about. I don’t know if someone’s toes are stepped on or if someone is going to take it personal. I don’t know. But I’m probably more interested in the players on our team than I’m worried about that.”