February 18, 2011 in Sports

Washington cruises past Arizona State with its eyes on Arizona

Associated Press
 

TEMPE, Ariz. – With one of the biggest games of the season looming on Saturday against first-place Arizona, Washington needed about 10 minutes to get going against the Pac-10’s last-place team on Thursday.

And despite a short lapse early in the second half, the Huskies got past Arizona State 79-62 on Thursday behind Matthew Bryan-Amaning’s 22 points and 12 rebounds, setting up the showdown in Tucson with the 12th-ranked Wildcats, who lead third-place Washington by 11/2 games.

“I would say this is a big game,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. “Because the next one is always your biggest one. I always say, like Arizona State, if we lose this, that became a big game. The next one, for whatever reason, is huge.

“Arizona is leading our league right now and they are playing very good basketball. They are playing at home. This is our last game on the road in the Pac-10. There is a lot at stake on our end”

C.J. Wilcox added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and eight rebounds for Washington (18-7, 10-4).

Washington (18-7, 10-4)—Bryan-Amaning 7-11 8-11 22, Holiday 3-7 2-2 9, N’Diaye 2-4 1-2 5, Thomas 4-12 1-2 11, Suggs 0-0 0-0 0, Overton 2-4 5-9 10, Hosley 0-0 0-0 0, Wilcox 6-11 0-0 16, Ross 0-5 2-2 2, Gant 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 25-56 21-30 79.

Arizona St. (9-16, 1-12)—Cain 2-7 0-2 4, Felix 1-4 0-0 2, Abbott 7-14 0-0 15, McMillan 2-7 0-0 6, Lockett 4-10 1-3 9, Hawkins 3-7 0-1 7, Dunson 0-0 0-1 0, Bachynski 0-2 2-2 2, Creekmur 2-6 1-2 5, King 2-5 1-4 5, Pateev 3-4 1-4 7. Totals 26-66 6-19 62.

Halftime—Washington 43-33. 3-Point Goals—Washington 8-26 (Wilcox 4-9, Thomas 2-8, Overton 1-2, Holiday 1-3, Gant 0-1, Ross 0-3), Arizona St. 4-17 (McMillan 2-4, Hawkins 1-2, Abbott 1-4, Felix 0-3, Creekmur 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 45 (Bryan-Amaning 12), Arizona St. 42 (King 8). Assists—Washington 21 (Thomas 6), Arizona St. 14 (McMillan 3). Total Fouls—Washington 22, Arizona St. 23. Technicals—Thomas, Abbott, Arizona St. Bench. A—7,263.

Arizona112224
UCLA103197
Washington104187
WSU77179
USC671412
Oregon671312
Stanford681312
California681313
Oregon St.49915
Arizona St.112916

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