Feb. 22, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -- Washington (19-7, 11-4) never could quite get it going, losing a tough road game at Utah (16-11, 6-9), 60-48. The Dawgs struggled at the offensive end, shooting just 30.5 percent to end its mini three-game winning streak.
The lone Husky to enjoy some success at the offensive end was Jazmine Davis who scored 22 points and reached a milestone in the process. Davis surpassed 1,000 points in the first half when she drained a jumper to become the second-fastest Dawg to reach that total. Only Jamie Redd reached the milestone in fewer games, needing 57 to Davis' 58.
The Dawgs fell behind 8-0 in the opening minutes, but fought back to take a lead with 7:52 to play in the half. Heather Corral scored on a left-handed layup to give Washington a 19-17 lead, but it would end up being the only one of the game.
Utah reclaimed the lead, although the game was tight until an unfortunate series ended the half. Down 31-26, Washington held for what they hoped would be the final shot of the half. Their play was just late and although Kristi Kingma made a 3-pointer it was waved off because of a shot clock violation. The Utes then inbounded and heaved a half-court shot, which went in. The six-point swing gave Utah a 34-26 lead at the half and lots of momentum.
Coming out after the half, Washington got the stops it needed to get back in the game, but the shooting went cold. The Dawgs shot just 8-32 for the half and never got closer than four points. At the 11:56 mark of the half, Davis scored on a jump shot to make it 38-34, but the Utes made a three on the next possession to extend the lead once again.
For the game, Washington made just 6-24 from beyond the arc. Utah made 7-19 from 3-point range and battled Washington to an even turnover margin, something that the Huskies usually dominate.
Aminah Williams was active on the glass, pulling down 14 rebounds against a much bigger Utah front line.
The Dawgs will have to quickly refocus with another tough road game in less than 48 hours. Washington will travel to Boulder to take on No. 20 Colorado on Sunday at 1 p.m., PT. The Buffaloes are coming off a win over Washington State and could tie UW for fourth place in the conference with a win.