Washington used a solid first half to extinguish whatever hope the Grizzlies had of an upset and cruised to a 75-53 win over Montana on Sunday.
The Huskies scored 23 points in a row in the first half to set a new school record for consecutive points as they raced to a 31-13 lead and never looked back. Venoy Overton was the early catalyst contributing 10 of the 23 points during the run to break out of his scoring slump.
The Huskies played sloppy in the second half but Montana never really threatened. UW was led by Jon Brockman who had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his 49th career double-double. Isaiah Thomas chipped in 13. Overton and Bryan-Amaning both contributed 10 to help lead the balanced Washington scoring attack.
Brockman played the game with a heavy bandage on his non shooting hand after cutting it opening a Christmas present. The cut required 3 stitches but it didn't seem to slow the Washington big man down.
Next up for the Huskies is Morgan State at Hec Ed on Tuesday. Washington opens Pac Ten play next weekend against Washington State.