4:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009
Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, Washington
Thomas, Dentmon spark Huskies to fifth straight home win vs. Bruins
SEATTLE -- Justin Dentmon sat for the majority of the game because of fouls. Instead of sulking, he soared -- and lifted surprising Washington with him to the top of the Pac-10.Dentmon returned from 23 minutes of idling to spark the decisive late run and freshman Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points to lead the resurgent Huskies to an 86-75 victory Saturday over UCLA (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, 13 AP) -- and give the conference a new leader.
• Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points, helping Washington win for the fifth straight time at home against UCLA.
• The win moved Washington into sole possesion of first place in the Pac-10, a game ahead of Arizona State and the Bruins.
• The Huskies have won 13 of their last 14 games and are 6-1 in Pac-10 play for just the third time in 25 years.
• Josh Shipp had a career-high 25 points for the Bruins, who lost to an unranked opponent for the first time in 14 games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-63 (.444)||23-51 (.451)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-24 (.375)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-15 (.667)||36-43 (.837)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||28 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|