No. 14 Washington Defeats Belmont, 96-78
Nov. 14, 2009
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) - Matthew Bryan-Amaning dominated inside matching his career-high 23 points, Quincy Pondexter also matched his career best with 25 points including an off-the-backboard assist to himself, and No. 14 Washington ran away from Belmont for a 96-78 win on Saturday night.
Inconsistent for much of his freshman and sophomore seasons, the Huskies can only hope that this performance is a sign of growth from Bryan-Amaning. He did it all against the Bruins: dunks, drop-step jumpers, up-and-under moves, and even some blocked shots.
Bryan-Amaning made 11 of 14 shots and added seven rebounds. His previous career high was 23 points against Portland State last season, the only other game in his career he's reached 20 points. Isaiah Thomas added an efficient 23 for Washington (2-0) in its second game of the round-robin Athletes In Action Classic.
Scott Sanders led Belmont (1-1) with 18 points.