BY Bob Sherwin 07:10PM 02/22/2011

Huskies handle Seattle U., 95-74

Washington dominates with much taller, athletic frontline in preparation for Sunday’s showdown with Washington State.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning, though in the wrong jersey, had much to shout about Tuesday. He finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

Washington 95, Seattle U. 74

Date: February 22, 2011

Venue: KeyArena

City: Seattle

Attendance: 11,386

The Washington Huskies (19-8) had an off-night shooting and were unusually sloppy with the basketball but still won by 21 points over Seattle University, 95-74, Tuesday night. Matthew Bryan-Amaning led the Huskies with 24 points. Six Huskies reached double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 20. The cross-town Redhawks (10-17) were led by Sterling Carter with 20 points. The Huskies made just 4 of 18 attempts from three-point range, 22.2 percent. Their season average is 38.5. They also committed 17 turnovers, well above their average of 12 per game.

Star Of The Game
Matthew Bryan-Amaning
. The 6–foot-9 forward, towering over most of the Redhawks, scored 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. He made nine of 11 shot attempts.

Play of the game
There were two first-half alley-oop pass connections much appreciated by the gathering, both delivered by Venoy Overton. He found Terrence Ross at 10:40 of the half, and Ross dunked it through. Then at 4:20, Justin Holiday had to reach high for the pass and came down with a one-hand slam.

Misplay of the game
Isaiah Thomas missed five of 10 free throws, including one air ball.

Highlights

  • Matthew Bryan-Amaning Had 24 points and 13 rebounds, matching his second highest this season. He hit 9-of-11 from the floor.
  • Aziz N’Diaye Scored a career-high 15 points along with 10 rebounds, his third double-double, in 24 minutes.
  • Terrence Ross Made all five of his free throw and was 3-of-5 from the field for 13 points.
  • C.J. Wilcox Was not nearly as sharp as usual, making just one of eight attempts to finish with three points in 24 minutes.
  • Darnell Gant Finished with 10 points and four rebounds along with a pair of blocked shots in 19 minutes.
  • Venoy Overton Didn’t have a big game offensively, two points on just one shot, but made two fancy alley-oop passes in the first half.
  • Justin Holiday Did a little bit of everything, 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, a block and two steals.
  • Isaiah Thomas Had 20 points but for the fifth time this season had more turnovers (5) than assists (4).
  • Antoine Hosley Took one shot in his three minutes of playing time.

Lowlights

  • Huskies shot a season-low 22.2 percent from three-point range, 4 of 18.

Notable

  • Aziz N’Diaye Played his best game, 24 minutes, second most this season, with a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Matthew Bryan-Amaning UW forward forgot his No. 11 jersey back on campus so he wore No. 55.

Said

  • “You can’t get distracted by that (loss to WSU), but in the back of your mind it’s still there, the way they celebrated.” – Darnell Gant, Washington forward, looking ahead to Sunday’s rematch with the Cougars.
  • “We won so we’re ready. We’ll try to get them back from them winning when we was in Pullman.” – Isaiah Thomas, Washington guard, after their 95-74 win over Seattle and looking ahead to their Sunday matchup with rival Washington State.
  • “We’re making progress. Take away our turnovers and I think we did a lot of good things out there. We ran our offensive plays, we passed the basketball (well) and Aziz (N’Diaye) shot the ball better.” — Lorenzo Romar, Washington coach, on what he took away from the Huskies’ 95-74 victory over Seattle U.

Injuries

  • Scott Suggs Suggs injured the MCL in his left knee last Thursday and missed his second straight game.

Numbers

  • 55 – Jersey number worn by Matthew Bryan-Amaning after he forgot his No. 11 jersey on campus.
  • 22.2 – Three-point percentage by the Huskies, 4 of 18, which is a season low.
  • 5 of 6 – Free-throw shooting by Aziz N’Diaye, a 37.9 shooter at the line during the season.

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