SEATTLE – Jon Brockman got more for Christmas than he expected.
He had his 49th career double-double with 13 points with 11 rebounds Sunday to lead the Washington Huskies to a 75-53 victory over Montana.
Brockman, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, had close to his usual numbers despite being limited by a heavy bandage on his left (non-shooting) hand. He needed three stitches after cutting his thumb while using a pocket knife to open a Christmas present.
“It’s just annoying, really,” Brockman said. “There’s a little pain but it’s nothing serious.”
Isaiah Thomas matched Brockman with 13 points for the Huskies (8-3), who have won six in a row. They played for the first time in eight days.
Venoy Overton scored a season-high 10 points while Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 10 points and 15 rebounds for Washington.
Montana (6-7), which has lost three straight, was led by Anthony Johnson and Ryan Staudacher, who had 11 points each. All 10 Grizzlies who played scored.
The Huskies got the motor churning midway through the first half with a game-deciding 23-point run. Bryan-Amaning had eight of his 10 points during the surge.
The Grizzlies shot 27.9 percent (17 of 61) from the floor. They also missed 11 of their 26 free throws.