Dec. 11, 2012
|WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE U
Thursday, Dec. 13 | 7:00 pm (PT) | Key Arena
Live Stats | TV: ROOT Sports | Radio: KJR (Affiliates)
SEATTLE - Washington (4-4) and Seattle University will play each other for the fifth time in five years in their annual cross town rivalry. This year's game is Thursday, Dec. 13 at Key Arena at 7:00 p.m. It will mark the second time since the rivarly was renewed that the two teams will play in Seattle Center. Washington has a seven-game win streak in the rivalry on the line. The Huskies will make their 2012 debut on ROOT Sports with Tom Glasgow, Hall of Fame Coach Lenny Wilkens and sideline reporter Jen Mueller on the call. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radio airwaves on KJR Sports Radio 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius 94 and XM Radio 198 by Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. In addition, Gregg Bell will chat live exclusively on GoHuskies.com.
• The Huskies already have three losses at home surpassing the season total in each of the last four years. UW was 12-7 in 2008 at home -- the last time they had more then three home losses.
• Injuries have taken a toll on the Huskies with just five players making appearances in all eight games. Shawn Kemp missed 7 games, Scott Suggs 3 and Andrew Andrews has missed 1. Walk on Quinn Sterling missed the first 6 games too due to injury.
• C.J. Wilcox has scored 97 points over the last four games and has reached 20-plus in each of those contests. Terrence Ross was the last Husky to score 20 or more in four-straight. Brandon Roy scored 20-plus in 9 straight during the 2006 season; the last streak over four games.
• Desmond Simmons has 31 rebounds over the last two games. His 18 against CSF were the most by a Husky since Jon Brockman pulled down the same amount on March 21, 2009 vs. Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
• Washington has finished 1st in the conference in rebounding four-straight years and has finished first or second in each of the last 8 years. So far, they are second to last in the Pac-12 in rebounding this year with 34.6 per game, which currently represents their lowest average since 2003.
• A couple of Huskies are first or second in Pac-12 categories this season. Wilcox leads the conference in minutes per game (36.2), is second in scoring (19.9) and second in 3-point makes per game (2.8). Aziz N'Diaye ranks second in field goal percentage (.630) and is first in offensive rebounds (3.6).
• Wilcox is 4th all-time in UW history with 158 3-point makes. He needs 6 more to tie third-place Isaiah Thomas.
• Andrew Andrews leads all Pac-12 freshmen in assist to turnover ratio. So far, he has 23 assists and 11 turnovers for a 2.1 ratio. He is fifth overall in the category among all players.
UW vs. Seattle University/WAC
On March 3, 2009, Washington and Seattle University renewed a rivalry that had been dormant for 29 years. This year's game will officially be the 28th meeting between the two teams, located about four miles apart. UW is 4-0 since the rivalry was renewed. UW holds the 23-4 all-time advantage, including a 12-1 advantage at home, 4-0 on the road and 7-3 on neutral floors. The last time Seattle U beat UW was on Nov. 28, 1978 when they took down the Huskies 82-78 at Hec Ed. Since then, UW has won the last seven games. Lorenzo Romar is 4-0 all-time against the Red Hawks and it will be former UW assistant coach, Cameron Dollar's fourth time facing his old squad.
Scouting Seattle U
Sterling Carter has already moved into second place on Seattle U's all-time list for made three-pointers with 161, sitting behind only Aaron Waite (1988-92) with 239 ... Seattle U is tied for 10th in Division I in steals per game (10.7) and tied for 19th in the country in rebounds per game (42.2) ... Clarence Trent, a UW transfer, leads Seattle U with 11.2 points per game and is tied for the team lead with 7.2 rebounds per game. DeShaun Sunderhaus is second in scoring at 10.8 ppg and like Trent, averages 7.2 rpg. They are the only Redhawks averaging double-figure points.
Last Time Vs. Seattle U
AP - C.J. Wilcox scored nine of his career-high 25 points during a crucial stretch late in the second half, Tony Wroten added 24 and Washington held off Seattle's second-half rally for a 91-83 win over the Redhawks on Tuesday night. Washington led by 14 in the opening stages of the second half only to see Seattle charge back and pull even at 76 with 4:53 left. Twice the Redhawks missed shots around the basket that could have given them the lead. Instead, it was Wilcox who came up big, scoring nine consecutive points for the Huskies, including a pair of big 3-pointers to stem the Seattle rally. Washington (10-6) did plenty to let the Redhawks hang around. The Huskies were just 37 of 59 at the free-throw line and Seattle shot nearly 50 percent in the second half. Aaron Broussard led Seattle (3-11) with 20 points and Sterling Carter added 15.
Last Time Out
AP - Deonte Burton scored 29 points and had six steals to help Nevada beat Washington 76-73 on Saturday night. Burton scored Nevada's final nine points, including two 3-pointers to help hold off the Huskies, which had rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to take a 61-60 lead. Malik Story had 15 points and eight rebounds while Devonte Elliott scored nine of his 11 points in the second half. C.J. Wilcox scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Washington. Scott Suggs added 19 points, Abdul Gaddy had 16 and Aziz N'Diaye had 11. Nevada led 53-35 with 14:35 remaining before the Huskies used a 20-2 run to tie the game at 55 with 7:34 remaining. Burton nailed a 3 from way out top to make it 70-66 and added a second 3-pointer while falling back near the Nevada bench to give the Wolf Pack a 73-68 lead with 1:58 left. He added three free throws to seal the win.