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Huskies Win 97-76 in Exhibition Opener
Release: 11/06/2010
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Nov. 6, 2010

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SEATTLE (AP) - Matthew Bryan-Amaning dropped in 20 points as the 18th-ranked Washington Huskies went on to a 97-76 exhibition victory over Division II St. Martin's Saturday.

Bryan-Amaning, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, made nine of 11 from the floor. But he missed seven of nine free-throw attempts.

Justin Holiday was one of five other Huskies in double figures with 18 points. He made all four of his three-point attempts.

UW junior guard Isaiah Thomas, the team's second leading scorer last season at 16.9 ppg, was content to let others score. He had 11 assists to go with his eight points. His assist high last season was eight.

Blake Poole led the Saints with 21 points.

The Huskies return four of five starters from a team that reached the Sweet 16 last season. For the time in school history, UW was selected by the media as the favorite to win the Pac-10 title.

The Huskies, who led by 19 at intermission, watched their lead shrink to 10 points just 6 ½ minutes into the second half. Roger O'Neill hit his only three-pointer at 13:15 to drew the Saints to a 64-54 score.

That would be the final threat by St. Martin's, from nearby Lacey, Wa. The Huskies responded with a 15-0 run. The run was capped by a three-pointer from C.J. Wilson with 9:29 left.

The Huskies put up 17 three-point attempts, making 10.

The Saints were 4-of-19 from behind the arc.

Washington started slow, leading just 11-8 four minutes in. The Huskies then went on a 13-6 run to lead 24-14 with 10:27 left in the half. They would lead at half by 55-36.

The Huskies shot 62.5 percent from the floor by intermission, including making seven of eight three-point attempts. The Saints, shot just under 50 percent (47.2) for the half but made just one of 10 three-point tries.

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