Washington 92, Cal 71
Date: January 16, 2011
Venue: Haas Pavilion
City: Berkeley, Calif.
Isaiah Thomas had the best all-around game of his career in leading the Washington Huskies to a 92-71 rout of the Cal Bears in a nationally televised game Sunday night. Thomas had a season-high 27 points three shy of his career-high and a career-high 13 assists as the Huskies (13-4, 5-1 in the Pac-10) recovered nicely from their 58-56 upset loss to Stanford on Thursday. Justin Holiday was the primary beneficiary of Thomas’ largess. He finished with a career-high 23 points. Matthew Bryan-Amaning also had 22 points. The Bears were led by Harper Kamp with 20 points and Allen Crabbe had 16. The Huskies led 23-22 with 8:10 left then out-scored the Bears 25-11 through the rest of the half. Washington shot 52.3 (34 of 65) from the floor. They also made 13 three-pointers in 29 attempts (44.8 percent).
Star Of The Game
Isaiah Thomas Coach Lorenzo Romar said Thomas had the best performance he has had as a Husky.” He scored 27 points with a career-high 13 assists.
Play of the game
Justin Holiday hit a pair of three-pointers within the first 50 seconds of the second half, feeding the momentum for the 19-point rout.
- Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and dished a career-high 13 assists in perhaps his best overall game of his career.
- Justin Holiday dropped in a career-high 23 points. He made 9 of 14 shot attempts, including 5-of-8 from three-point range.
- Matthew Bryan-Amaning had his sixth double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He had 10 of 15 attempts.
- Thomas had 13 assists, the eighth time in school history a player had at least 13.
- Aziz NDiaye Fouled out in just 16 minutes of play. Did not score and finished with three rebounds.
- Antoine Hosley Made a late appearance against Cal.
- Terrence Ross Played 17 minutes and scored three points off the bench.
- C.J. Wilcox Scored five points in his six minutes.
- Brendan Sherrer Played two minutes in win over Cal.
- Darnell Gant Fouled out in 20 minutes of play. Secured five rebounds.
- Venoy Overton Played just 14 minutes and was quiet with three points and two rebounds. Came off the bench after starting three consecutive games.
- Scott Suggs Made his first career start and finished with three points and four rebounds.
- That’s big, because what I get knocked for year in and year out is they say I don’t make my teammates better. But there so much talent on this team that I’m going to look so much better when I get others involved. I’m just making the right plays.” Isaiah Thomas, Washington guard, on the fact that he leads the Pac-10 in assists at 5.4 per game.
- “That was the best performance he has had as a Husky.” — Lorenzo Romar, Washington head coach, on Isaiah Thomas’ 27-point, 13-assist effort against Cal.
- 48.1. Scott Suggs’ 3-point shooting percentage, the highest in the Pac-10.
- 1. Cal’s lead in the all-time series, 77-76.