Thybulle scored 24 of his career-high 26 points in the second half. He also had four steals, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Matisse Thybulle scored with a career-high 26 points to lead Washington to an 82-59 victory over Colorado on the same night the Huskies retired Isaiah Thomas’ jersey.
Noah Dickerson finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Dominic Green and Jaylen Nowell each had 11.
Here is the video and a few quotes from postgame interview with Thybulle and David Crisp, who tallied seven points, seven assists and six rebounds.
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(On personal-best scoring performance) “One of our main focuses coming into this game was to share the ball and to get the ball moving. Today was my day, they left me open. David did a great job of finding me and they just happened to go in.”
(On how he knows it’s going to be his night) “For me, I never really know when it’s going to be my day. I just keep trying to do what’s working and as long as it keeps working I’m going to stick to it. The three ball and everything else just decided to open up and it made it easy.”
(On if his confidence was building) “Coach really emphasized bringing energy today and being able to play hard for 40 minutes. Every game he tells us to have fun and it’s easy having fun when you’re hitting shots, especially when we play this well as a team it’s really fun. I think we showed that when we come out with energy and grit that it’s going to be fun because we’re going to play well.”
(On tonight compared to past three games) “The past few games we went into halftime with the lead and we can’t just come out here feeling good, feeling content where we’re at. We have to step on the gas even more. We said we were going to pick up the intensity. We played a good half, let’s go play a great half. We just focused on picking the energy up even more in the second half.”
(On Thomas’ jersey retirement ceremony) “When you have a big night like that and you’re paying homage to one of the greats to come through U-Dub, of course you want to come out and put on a good performance, try not to spoil his night. You have to keep the mood up, so after having a great ceremony like that and honoring IT and everything he did and paving the way for us it was good for us to finish the night off with an exclamation point.”