Dec. 14, 2012
|JACKSON STATE AT WASHINGTON
Saturday, Dec. 15 | 4:00 pm (PT) | Alaska Airlines Arena
Live Stats | TV: Pac-12 Net | Radio: KJR (Affiliates)
SEATTLE - Washington (5-4) is playing the first of three-straight at home -- its sixth of eight consecutive games in Seattle -- on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. against Jackson State (0-7) at Alaska Airlines Arena. The game is the second of a busy day scheduled for Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Husky Women (6-1) will host UC Santa Barbara (3-5) at 1 p.m.
Fans with men's basketball tickets are welcome to attend the women's game and can sit in general admission seats, rows 21-31. Fans that attend the women's game can remain in the arena and watch the men's game from Section 4 and 5, rows 27-31. The men's game will be on the Pac-12 Net with Kevin Calabro and former Husky great Detlef Schrempf on the call. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radio airwaves on KJR Sports Radio 950 AM, 102.9 FM by Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. In addition, Gregg Bell will chat live exclusively on GoHuskies.com.
• The Huskies "road" win on Thursday was just their second victory in their first road game during the Lorenzo Romar era. They won their first road contest in 2006 when the team waited all the way until Jan. 12 before playing their first away contest (beat USC 86-77).
• Scott Suggs is shooting 54.2% (13-24) from 3-pt range, which would lead the Pac-12 if he qualified officially in stats. Overall he is shooting 50% (29-58) from the field; so he is averaging 47% (16-34) from 2-point range.. For his career, Suggs is shooting 42.3% from 3-pt range to rank 3rd all-time among UW players.
• C.J. Wilcox is the only Husky to score 10 or more points in all 9 games and has a streak of 15-straight dating back to last season. Aziz N'Diaye has scored in double digits in each of the last four games to set a new career-long streak.
• Desmond Simmons is on a rebound tear, grabbing 43 in the last 3 games (14.3 rpg). He has 2 double-doubles during his run, including a high of 18 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton -- the most by a Husky since Jon Brockman pulled down the same amount vs. Purdue in the second round of the 2009 NCAA tournament.
• Abdul Gaddy dished out 5 assists on Thursday to reach 345 in his career and move up to 7th on UW's all-time list. Next up: Eldridge Recasner (376).
• The Huskies have three losses at home surpassing the season total in each of the last four years. UW was 12-7 in 2008 at home.
• 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 2. Walk on Quinn Sterling missed the first 6 games too due to injury.
• C.J. Wilcox was held under 20 points on Thursday snapping a four-game streak games with over 20.
• Aziz N'Diaye (3rd) and Desmond Simmons (5th) are the only teammates ranked among the Pac-12's top-10 rankings for rebounds per game. This is all despite that Washington ranks 11th in the converence with 35.4 rpg. 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.
• 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. Jackson State/SWAC
The two teams have met only once previously. Washington beat Jackson State 92-76 on Dec. 4, 1995 at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Huskies are 5-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The last team UW faced from the conference was Texas Southern, whom they beat during the 2009 season. Jackson State is 0-11 all-time vs. Pac-12 teams and the conference is 0-46 against Pac-12 teams since 1980.
Scouting Jackson State Tigers
The Tigers are still in search of their first win after losing at Washington State on Thursday. They are 0-7 on the season and have played every game on the road this season ... The Tigers have three players who score in double digits. Senior guard Christian Williams is averaging 14.5 ppg and is shooting a team high 44.2% from 3-pt range. Sophomore guard Kelsey Howard, the 2012 SWAC Freshman of the Year, is the second leading team scorer (16 ppg). He is shooting 45% from the field. Newcomer Dundrecous Nelson has played in the last two games and is averaging 19 ppg ... Jackson State has won 10 SWAC regular season titles, 5 SWAC Tournamemt titles, made three NCAA appearances and two NIT appearances ... Coach Tevester Anderson is in his 10th season and is 241-205 overall. He led the Tigers to the 2007 NCAA tournament.
Last Time Out
AP - Scott Suggs played through leg cramps to score a career-high 24 points, Aziz N'Diaye added 14 points, and Washington led by as many as 27 in the first half en route to a 87-74 win over crosstown rival Seattle on Thursday night. The renewal of the city's basketball showdown continued to be completely one-sided in favor of the Huskies. Washington exposed Seattle's porous pressure defense in the first half, then countered every surge the Redhawks made in the second half. Washington (5-4) has now won eight straight in the series that took a nearly 30-year hiatus when the Redhawks (3-4) dropped from Division I, only to start the transition back to the top level of college hoops in 2008. Chad Rasmussen led the Redhawks with 19 points and one-time Washington recruit Clarence Trent added 12 for Seattle. Leading 19-14, a dunk from Shawn Kemp, Jr. - in the same arena where his father became an NBA star with the SuperSonics - started a 21-2 Washington run to take a 40-16 lead. Seattle went more than seven minutes with just one basket. An 8-0 run late in the half cut into the lead, but Abdul Gaddy's 3 in the final seconds gave the Huskies a 49-27 lead at the break.