- MBA: 22 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal
- Holiday: 23 points, including 5 of 8 from behind the arc
- IT: 27 points, 13 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals (8 of 8 from the free throw line)
That’s 72 of our 92 points in our very own incarnation of the Big Three. Normally, we’re so damn good at spreading the wealth around, but I think after that last thud of a game in Stanford, these guys decided to shoulder the brunt. To show the runts how it’s done.
You can’t say enough good things about IT yesterday. Indeed, all year, and particularly since Gaddy went down; but the kid is leading the Pac-10 in assists! Our little scoring threat is becoming a man! He owned that paint, forcing himself in there at will. Man to man? Zone? Nothing was going to stop him from jumping into the lane and finding MBA for an easy lay-in. Or dishing out to Holiday for a monster 3.
I wouldn’t figure to see too many games like this going forward, but it’s nice to know we have it in us. Nice to know we don’t need EVERYONE to be on to get our points. Three guys alone can do it as well.
By the by, I think I saw my favorite lineup last night for when we need maximum scoring in a hurry. MBA and Holiday up front, then IT, Suggs, and Ross. The fact that we’re saying this about MBA and Holiday says TONS about how far they’ve come in the last couple of seasons. Imagine two years ago pointing out those two as guys you’d WANT playing for you on offense.
Big game on Thursday. Early positioning for First Place on the line as the 5-1 Huskies take on the 4-1 Wildcats. Make sure you find a TV for this one.