Huskies hammer Oregon StateJan 9, 2011 - 5:45 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Matt Bryan-Amaning scored a game-high 24 points to go along with 15 rebounds, and the 23rd-ranked Washington Huskies easily handled the Oregon State Beavers, 103-72, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Isaiah Thomas scored 19 and dished out eight assists for the Huskies (12-3, 4-0 Pac 10), who have won six straight since a 63-62 setback to Texas A&M on December 11. Terrence Ross contributed 14 points and seven boards in the victory.
Washington secured its 11th straight conference win, the most for a Huskies team since winning 23 in a row, spanning the 1953 and 1954 seasons.
The Huskies have won two straight games since losing starting guard Abdul Gaddy, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice on Tuesday. Gaddy will miss the remainder of the season with the injury.
Jared Cunningham led the Beavers (7-8, 2-2) with 21 points. Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, for Oregon State, which has dropped two straight. The Beavers have lost eight in a row to the Huskies.
The Huskies held a 40-39 advantage after a back-and-forth first half. Thomas and Bryan-Amaning scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, in the opening 20 minutes.
"We were running our offense, we weren't making turnovers, and we were playing defense, the complete opposite of the second half." OSU coach Craig Robinson said.
The Huskies opened the second half with a 18-3 run, capped by a Aziz N'Diaye layup at 13:40, and never looked back.
"We were able to start stopping them on defense, and we kept them off of the glass," Bryan-Amaning said. "When we aren't making stops, that is a bad thing and if we give up second chance points it's bad for us too."
Washington's advantage reached 20, 82-62, with a Darnell Gant fast break layup just over the five minute mark, and increased to a game-high 33, 103-70, with a Ross three-pointer inside the final minute.
This is the first time the Huskies have started their Pac-10 schedule 4-0 since 1984...Both games in Oregon State's skid have come by teams from the State of Washington (Washington State 84-70 on January 6)...The Beavers shot 29.6 percent from the field in the second half, compared to 64 percent for the Huskies.
- OREGON STATE: 72
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- OREGON STATE: 39
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- OREGON STATE: 0
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