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Texas Tech vs Washington

Holiday enjoys career day for No. 23 Washington

CBSSports.com wire reports
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SEATTLE -- Justin Holiday had just the kind of game his coach knew he could.

The senior had 17 of his career-high 20 points in the first half to lead No. 23 Washington past Texas Tech 108-79 on Saturday.

"He had a phenomenal game," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. "He's a stat-sheet stuffer. He had 17 in the first half. Good players can score or good players can defend. The great players can do both. He did a great job."

Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 and C.J. Wilcox scored 11 for Washington (5-2), which won its second consecutive game after two losses to Top 25 teams Kentucky and Michigan State at the Maui Invitational.

Holiday hit a career-high four 3-pointers and finished with nine rebounds.

"I felt normal," Holiday said. "A lot of my shots were open so I didn't have to force them. And every time I shot I didn't really think about it."

Brad Reese scored 19 while John Roberson and David Tairu had 14 apiece to lead Texas Tech (5-4), which has lost three of its last four games.

The Huskies led 61-42 at halftime before the Red Raiders scored seven in a row to get within 75-62 with 12:28 left. Bryan-Amaning responded with two free throws and two dunks to push the lead to 19 and help the Huskies cruise to their 24th straight non-conference home win.

The Huskies closed the first half with an 8-0 run, including a lay-in and dunk by Bryan-Amaning. Holiday nearly broke his career high of 18 by the point, after scoring 13 points -- including three 3-pointers -- to give the Huskies a 14-8 lead in the opening 4 minutes.

The Huskies, a 14 ½-point favorite, used a 19-6 run midway through the first half to lead 43-27 after Texas Tech had cut the lead to 24-21 on Roberson's five straight points.

"I think they are better than they were last year," Texas Tech coach Pat Knight said. "They pass the ball a lot better. Last year they relied on a couple of guys more than they do this year. I mean they have five guys out on the floor who are a threat. Especially, deep threats."

Washington entered the game as the second-highest scoring team in the nation at 93.7 points per game and second in assists at 20 per game. The Huskies finished with 21 assists.

"We shared the ball, made the extra pass quite a bit," Romar said. "The first few minutes of the second half we were kind of rushing things and shooting the ball too quickly and we settled down after that."

The Huskies avenged a 99-92 overtime loss to Texas Tech last season.

Mike Singletary, who had 29 points and 13 rebounds as Texas Tech beat Oral Roberts 86-82 on Tuesday, had just six points against Washington, all in the first half.

"I think that we scored enough points," Knight said. "We average around 80 points a game, and that's definitely enough to win, but we killed ourselves with turnovers. They had 28 points off turnovers and when we turn the ball over and they can score off of it then we have a problem. We killed ourselves from that standpoint."

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Washington's Terrence Ross goes up for a late basket during the Huskies' commanding win over Texas Tech. (AP)
Washington's Terrence Ross goes up for a late basket during the Huskies' commanding win over Texas Tech. (AP)

 
Scoreboard
Texas Tech (5-4)423779
Washington #23 (5-2) «6147108
TXTECH:B. Reese 19 Pts
TXTECH:M. Singletary 7 Reb
TXTECH:J. Roberson 6 Ast
WA:J. Holiday 20 Pts
WA:J. Holiday 9 Reb
WA:V. Overton 4 Ast
 

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Texas TechWashington
TXTECH
Brad Reese
WA
Justin Holiday
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
19202093
Texas Tech Red Raiders
J. Roberson, G354-95-616314
B. Reese, F266-136-620319
D. Tairu, G244-86-710214
M. Singletary, F223-80-07336
R. Lewandowski, F214-80-02138
D. Roberts, F223-60-04006
P. Cooper, F-C152-21-52145
M. Davis, G111-20-14012
J. Outler, G101-40-03003
J. Crockett, F71-20-00012
J. Willis, G70-10-00000
W. Dunn, GDid Not Play
T. Jenkins, FDid Not Play
M. Henderson, GDid Not Play
Z. Jones, FDid Not Play
Totals 29-6318-2526112079
 46.0%72.0% 
Washington Huskies
J. Holiday, F277-122-293120
I. Thomas, G255-96-644216
A. Gaddy, G242-60-01416
D. Gant, F204-70-14248
A. N'Diaye, C121-42-47054
V. Overton, G263-63-43419
M. Bryan-Amaning, F208-132-321118
C. Wilcox, G194-70-001211
S. Suggs, G133-42-34118
T. Ross, G103-40-01106
B. Sherrer, F41-10-01012
A. Hosley, GDid Not Play
D. Simmons, FDid Not Play
Totals 41-7317-23362119108
 56.2%73.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Kansas14-425-10
Oklahoma12-623-10
Iowa St.11-728-8
Texas11-724-11
Kansas St.10-820-13
Baylor9-926-12
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TCU0-189-22

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Washington11-724-11
USC10-819-15
California10-818-15
Washington St.9-922-13
Oregon7-1121-18
Stanford7-1115-16
Oregon St.5-1311-20
Arizona St.4-1412-19
 
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