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UW Starts Second Half Of Pac-10 Season At Oregon St.
Release: 02/01/2011
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Feb. 1, 2011

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SEATTLE -- Washington looks to rebound from an 87-80 loss at Washington State last Sunday that left UW 7-2 in the Pac-10 and tied with Arizona for first place. The Huskies will make their next to last Pac-10 road trip of the season, starting with a Thursday night 6:00 p.m. contest in Oregon State's Gill Coliseum. The Huskies have won eight-straight vs. the Beavers and have a chance to reach their second longest streak ever against OSU.

On The Airwaves
Thursday's game can be found on Sports Radio KJR 950-AM in Seattle and the Husky IMG College Sports Network throughout the region. Bob Rondeau will call play-by-play and Jason Hamilton will provide color commentary. FSN NW will telecast the game with Rich Burk and Lamar Hurd calling the action.

UW vs. Oregon State History
UW leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 153-136 margin since the first meeting in 1904. Washington has won eight-straight overall -- including 103-72 on Jan. 8 in Seattle -- equaling the second-longest streak ever and two short of UW's all-time record of 10. The Huskies' won that many in a row during a span over the 1951-53 seasons. Lorenzo Romar is 14-4 all-time against the Beavs, all decisions coming during his UW tenure. OSU coach Craig Robinson is 0-6 all-time against UW. OSU's last win was a 73-65 decision on Feb. 22, 2007 in Corvallis.

Scouting Oregon State
The Beavers are 8-12 this season, 3-6 in Pac-10 action which puts them tied for 8th in the conference. After starting 2-0 in conference, OSU has lost six of their last seven games. At Gill Coliseum, OSU is 7-5 this year. Sophomore guard Jared Cunningham has emerged as the team's leader with 13.7 ppg and a Pac-10 best 2.9 steals per game. He is coming off his worst outing of the season at Stanford where he scored one point and fouled out in 16 minutes of action. Guard Calvin Haynes is the Beavers second-leading scorer at 10.1 ppg. The Beavers play a pressing zone defense that has helped them to the top of the Pac-10 with 10.3 steals per game, 2.1 more than the next closest team.

Four Facts:
• UW has a chance to win nine-straight vs. OSU, one shy of their all-time record of 10 against the Beavers.

Terrence Ross leads the Huskies with 43% 3-point shooting in Pac-10 action and 2.1 3-pt makes a game.

Isaiah Thomas needs five steals to enter UW's top-10 steals list.

• UW is 15-0 in games in which they shoot better than its opponent, 0-5 in games in which they shoot worse.

UW's Trends
•UW started 7-1 in the Pac-10 for the first time since 1986.

• UW's eight-game win streak over OSU is their longest current streak vs. a Pac-10 foe.

• Dating back to last season, Washington has won seven of its last nine Pac-10 road games.

• Washington went 3-1 at Cal, Stanford, UCLA & USC for the first time since 1987.

• The Huskies started 4-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1984 when they jumped out of the gate 6-0.

• Before losing to Stanford, UW had its longest Pac-10 win streak since the conference formed in 1978 with 11-straight games dating back to last season, including three Pac-10 Tournament games.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning holds a slim lead by one rebound over Oregon's Joevan Catron for active career leaders in Pac-10 rebounding.

Venoy Overton is the active career Pac-10 leader in assists and steals.

Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning are the first different Huskies to be honored as Pac-10 Players of the Week in back-to-back weeks.

• UW started the Pac-10 season by sweeping a series on the road for the first time since 1976 when they swept Stanford and Cal.

• UW's overtime victory at USC was Washington's first-ever Pac-10-opening OT victory on the road. The only other overtime win UW had in a Pac-10 opener was 78-73 on Jan. 11, 1992 vs. WSU at Hec Ed.

• The Huskies were 11-7 overall and finished third in the Pac-10 last season. They were 7-2 at home and 4-5 on the road. The Huskies started last year 0-5 on the road before finishing the season 4-0 away from home.

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