What was impressive about Washington's first half performance is not as much the 61 points they put up as much as the 61 percent shooting from the field.
And as opposed to their previous games, it's not at all that Texas Tech simply played poorly - they shot 48.3 percent themselves and got to the free throw line 15 times, which was a perceived advantage they had.
It's just that one could argue that given the better competition, UW had among their best halves of basketball of the entire season.
That started with Justin Holiday, who apparently assumed C.J. Wilcox's role of hot man from last game, and scored a game-high 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting as well as 3-for-4 shooting from the 3-point line, not to mention a game-high seven rebounds.
Aside from one nice move for a baseline jumper, UW's post combination of Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Aziz N'Diaye have helped neutralize TTU center Robert Lewandowski, who only scored two points on 1-for-4 shooting and got one rebound.