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December 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Texas Tech game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 108-79.
FANS LEAVING — Many of the fans are leaving with 92 seconds left. The building is half empty. UW 106-79, 1:32.
SHERRER SCORES — Thanks to Overton, Sherrer sank a layup. It’s his first points this season. The crowd went absolutely crazy. UW 102-79, 2:21.
SHERRER TIME — Brendan Sherrer is ready to check in. Media timeout. UW needs two points to top 100 for the fourth time this season. UW 98-72, 3:48.
SLOWING DOWN — Have to write the game story. UW 94-70, 6:28.
HOLIDAYS GETS 20 — Holiday is the third UW player this season to score at least 20 points. UW 89-68, 7:35.
BRYAN-AMANING DUNKS — Bryan-Amaning is dunking, dunking and dunking all over the Red Raiders. He’s being fed some nice passes, but the big guy is finishing with authority. UW 81-62, 10:18.
GADDY SCORES — Gaddy sank an open three-pointer. Every Husky who has played has scored. UW 68-51, 15:19.
GANT CLEANS UP — Gant is doing a good job on the offensive glass. He has two putbacks this half. UW 65-49, 16:24.
N’DIAYE FOUL PROBLEMS — N’Diaye takes a seat with four fouls. Bryan-Amaning returns, UW 65-47, 16:42.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Washington is on pace for 112 points, which would be a season high. It’s been an incredible team performance. Holiday got things going early scoring 13 of UW first 14 points. He has 19 and seven rebounds. He’s on pace for a really big game. Not sure he’ll get to play the final minutes, however.
Bryan-Amaning is the other star. He’s running the court and he’s the beneficiary of some nice passes. Bryan-Amaning is a matchup nightmare for Tech because Lewandowski can’t run with him and Cooper can’t contend with him in the paint.
Tech has 10 turnovers, which has led to 18 points.
Thomas is picking his spots. He let Holiday shine early, then he found where he could be effective. He’s driving to the hole and finding little to no resistance. He has 14 points on eight shots. He also has three rebounds and three assists.
Gaddy is the only person who has played who has not scored. That will probably change in the second half.
Good start for UW which has led at the half in every game this season.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — Oveton caps the first half with an acrobatic reverse scoop layup. UW 61-42.

PRETTY PASS — Thomas delivered a half-court pass to Bryan-Amaning on the run, which allowed the big man to flush it. UW 57-42, 1:05.
ROSS CHECKS IN — Freshman Terrence Ross subs into the game.
TECH’S DILEMMA — Tech started the game with 6-6 Reese on Thomas and he kept the 5-9 guard in check. But when 6-3 Tairu defends him, Thomas is able to get off his shot and get to the lane. UW 47-37, 3:54.
BACK TO 10 — Tech is on a mini-run and it’s cut the lead. UW 45-33, 5:20.
HERE WE GO — The Huskies are running. They’ve broken the game open with their defense. Tech is befuddled. The Red Raiders haven’t gotten off a good shot in a few minutes. Meanwhile, Washington is converting layups. UW 40-25, 7:33.
GANT BENEFITS — The Huskies have turned up the heat defensively. Wilcox and Suggs collected back-to-back steals that resulted in a pair of layups for Gant. UW 32-21, 9:26.
SUGGS SUBS IN — Suggs is in the game. UW 26-21, 10:43.
LOTS OF SHOOTERS — Percentage wise, UW has its best three-point shooting team on the court with Wilcox (58.6), Gant (66.7) and Gaddy (53.3). UW 24-18.
HOLIDAY OUT — Holiday takes a breather. Gant replaced him. UW 19:16, 13:09
FIRST SUBS — Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Venoy Overton and C.J. Wilcox are in for Gaddy, N’Diaye and Gant. UW 16-10, 14:50.
HE MISSED — Holiday missed a three-pointer and it was as if the crowd let out a collective sigh. Just watching him rise up to take a three, you think it’s going in. Subs are coming in. UW 14-10, 15:33.
THE NEW C.J. — Make that 13 points for Holiday. He’s 3 for 3 on three-pointers. UW 14-8, 16:04.
WHAT’S GOTTEN INTO JUSTIN — Holiday has a game-high 10 points. He’s the only Husky to score in double digits in every game this season. UW 11-8, 16:25.
SCOUTS IN THE HOUSE — Saw a couple of old friends from the NBA. They’re front office execs who were at last night’s Washington State-Kansas State game and came over this morning for today’s game. They said they’re watching Thomas and Holiday. They also said Klay Thompson has a NBA future. UW 7-6, 17:35.
COLD START — UW wins the tip and misses three shots. TT 2-0, 19:41.
RECORDS ON THE LINE — Thomas needs four points to move past Bobby Jones into 23rd place on UW’s all-time scoring list.
CASUAL SATURDAY — Gotta love Tech coach Pat Knight who takes a casual approach to sideline attire. He’s wearing a red polo and black slacks. I guess he takes after his famous father Bob who also didn’t put much stock into coaches wearing suits for a basketball game.
THOMAS TAKES EXTRA FTs — After UW’s initial warmup, Thomas was the last player on the floor taking extra free throw attemps. Thomas is shooting 56.3 percent at the line.
STARTING LINEUP — No change for UW: Isaiah Thomas, Abdul Gaddy, Justin Holiday, Darnell Gant and Aziz N’Diaye.
Texas Tech:
F – Mike Singletary
F – Brad Reese
C – Robert Lewandowski
G – David Tairu
G – John Roberson
SUGGS SUITS UP — Scott Suggs who strained his left MCL and missed Tuesday’s game is warming up with the team. Lorenzo Romar said he was questionable on Friday. Not sure if he’ll play, but he’s moving around okay. He’s also wearing a black sleeve over his injured knee.
SPEAKING OF JOHNSON — We had a brief chat before the game and he’s encouraged by the Pac-10 in the non-conference games even though the league is 1-8 against ranked teams. Johnson said the Pac-10 passes the “eye test” and he believes the conference will send three and maybe four teams to the NCAA tournament.
TV TIME — FSN has the call and the network has reunited Kevin Calabro and Marques Johnson. I’m sitting next to Johnson and it’s always a blast watching a game with him.

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