SEATTLE – Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Aziz N’Diaye scored a career-high 15 as the Washington Huskies used their size to cruise past Seattle 95-74 at Key Arena on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-9 Bryan-Amaning and 7-0 N’Diaye were too much to handle for the Redhawks. Alex Jones and Gavin Gilmore were unable to keep Washington from getting the ball into the post and struggled to rebound against the taller Huskies.
Washington blew the game open right after halftime, going on a 14-3 run to increase a 37-29 halftime lead.
Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, Terrence Ross scored 13 and Justin Holiday and Darnell Gant each added 10 points for Washington (19-8).
Cervante Burrell’s 26 points led the way for Seattle (10-17). Sterling Carter finished with 20 points.
Washington finished with a 49-28 rebounding edge over Seattle.
Former Washington assistant and Seattle head coach Cameron Dollar took two quick timeouts to try to keep Washington from breaking the game open early. The Redhawks responded with a pressure defense that forced Washington into nine first-half turnovers. Burrell and Carter powered the Seattle offense as the Redhawks managed to keep within reach. Carter’s 3-pointer closed the lead to 28-23.
Washington seized control back heading into the half. Out of a timeout, Overton threw a lob that Holiday snagged with his right hand at the apex of his leap and threw down a thunderous one-handed slam. Darnell Gant followed that with a rejection of Aaron Broussard that sparked another Washington fast break. Bryan-Amaning was fouled and made both free throws.