Washington 109, California 77
Date: February 10, 2011
Venue: Hec Edmundson Pavilion
City: Seattle, WA
Washington returned to where it was earlier this season, rolling to a record-setting 109-77 victory over the Cal Bears, who caught Husky lightning twice this season. It was the most points ever scored by UW in a Pac-10 game. Isaiah Thomas finished with 23 points and nine assists, giving him 50 and 22 assists in two games against the Bears. The Huskies beat the Bears at Berkeley three weeks ago, 92-71. Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 18 points as the Huskies tied the school record for three-pointers made with 17. It also was a school record sixth time for the Huskies with at least 100 points.
Star Of The Game
Isaiah Thomas Scored a team-high 23 points with nine assists. In two games against the Bears, he has 50 points and 22 assists.
Play of the game
Thomas hit a second consecutive three-pointer to finish a 10-0 run and forced Cal Coach Mike Montgomery to call a timeout at the 13:30 mark, trailing 21-8. Montgomery never found the answer to stop Thomas or the Huskies.
Misplay of the game
With an already thin rotation, Cal guard Allen Crabbe slammed into Darnell Gant on a charge at 9:32 in the first half and took a knee to the head from Aziz N’Diaye. He went to the bench and did not return because of a mild concussion.
- Isaiah Thomas Scored 23 points and dished nine assists with just two turnovers in 26 minutes
- Matthew Bryan-Amaning Was an inside force with 18 points and nine rebounds with four blocks and a steal in 24 minutes. He was 9-of-13.
- Justin Holiday Had 12 points and four assists, no turnovers in an efficient 21 minutes.
- Aziz NDiaye Scored the first two baskets for the Huskies on the way to six points and four rebounds in 20 minutes.
- Scott Suggs Hit three three-pointers on the way to 11 points in 24 minutes.
- Terrence Ross Made 5-of-8 from the floor and also had six assists. He scored 11 points.
- C.J. Wilcox Popped in four on his team’s record-matching 17 three-pointers, finishing with 14 points in 13 minutes.
- Darnell Gant Had six points and five rebounds in 19 minutes.
- Venoy Overton Eight points, seven assists and just two turnovers in his 24 minutes. Showed willingness to penetrate inside on the dribble.
- Antoine Hosley Saw his first action since the last rout of the Bears Jan. 16. Played three minutes with one assist.
- Brendan Sherrer Played for the first time since the Jan. 16 lopsided win over Cal. He played three minutes with a turnover, steal and two fouls.
- UW set a school record with the most points against a conference opponent in two games, 201.
- Washington’s previous high total in a Pac-10 game was 108 on Jan. 15, 2005, in a 108-68 victory over Oregon State.
- “They were very physical and got in our heads a little bit. We had a hard time rebounding the ball offensively and defensively. I thought they were very prepared and they were intent on coming out and proving a point after three losses and they did.” – Mike Montgomery, Cal coach, on the Bears’ loss.
- “With the Dawg Pack, we get a lot of energy from them. At the same time, we know how weve played the last few games. We had a great week of practice and intensity was up.” — Matthew Bryan-Amaning , Washington forward, on his team’s attitude against Cal.
- “Its interesting that the focus and alertness that it takes to go out and defend like that somehow transfers over to the offensive end. In a lot of cases, because youre dialed in, youre just a little sharper all the way around. I think that was the case tonight.” — Lorenzo Romar, Washington coach, on the Huskies 109-77 rout of Cal.
- 2 – Players with 1,500 career points, 300 assists and 100 steals in Husky history. Isaiah Thomas joined Eldridge Recasner with his 23 points.
- 36 – Husky players in history with 1,000 career points. Matthew Bryan-Amaning added his name to that group with 18 against the Bears.
- 13 – Consecutive home wins by 10-or more points, longest streak in Hec Ed history.
- 77 – Victories by both Washington and California in that long series that dates back to 1916.
- 1 – Block needed by Matthew Bryan-Amaning for 100 steals and 100 blocks in his Husky career. He would join Chris Welp as the only other to do that.