Jan. 7, 2011
|Oregon State-Washington Game Coverage|
|TV:FSN-TV||Radio: Washington ISP Sports Network (950 AM-Seattle)|
SEATTLE - The 23rd-ranked Huskies (11-3, 3-0) welcome in Oregon State (7-7, 2-1) for a 3:35 tip at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 8. UW has an opportunity to start the Pac-10 season 4-0 for the first time since 1984, when the began the conference slate 6-0. In addition, UW has won 10-straight games vs. Pac-10 opponents, equaling their longest streak since the Pac-10 formed in 1978. If they can earn their 11th-straight conference win it will be their longest league-streak since winning 23 over the 1953 & 54 seasons in the Pacific Coast Conference.
UW can open 4-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1984 (6-0 start).
UW has won 10-straight games versus Pac-10 opponents, equaling their longest streak ever.
Isaiah Thomas leads the Pac-10 with 4.6 assists per game.
The Huskies are winning by an avg. margin of 29.3 points at home with 18 points being the closest decision.
On The Airwaves
Saturday's game vs. Oregon State 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. The game will also air on FSN-NW with Kevin Calabro calling the action and Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens providing color.
UW VS. Oregon State History
UW leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 151-135 margin since the first meeting in 1904. Washington has won seven-straight overall in the series. The Huskies' current streak is their longest vs. OSU since they won 10 in a row during a span over the 1951-53 seasons. Lorenzo Romar is 13-4 all-time against the Beavs, all decisions coming during his UW tenure. Last year, the Huskies beat OSU three times in the same season for the first time since 1953. OSU coach Craig Robinson is 0-5 all-time against UW. OSU's last win was a 73-65 decision on Feb. 22, 2007 in Corvallis and they last won at Hec Ed on Feb. 20, 2003 -- Romar's first season at UW.
Scouting Oregon State
After a 5-6 non-conference record, OSU jump-started its conference season by sweeping ASU and Arizona. They lost on Thursday, 70-84, at WSU and are currently (7-7, 2-1 Pac-10) Jared Cunningham leads the Beavers with 14.1 points and a Pac-10 best 46 steals. Calvin Haynes is the only other Beaver scoring double-digits at 11.2 ppg, but Joe Burton is averaging 13.7 ppg in conference action.
Last Time Vs. Oregon State
Isaiah Thomas scored 15 points and Washington roared back in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament from a big second-half deficit to win 59-52 over OSU. Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Elston Turner added 10 points apiece for the Huskies, who trailed 35-23 with 16½ minutes to play before making a 23-4 run over the next eight minutes. Roeland Schaftenaar had 17 points and Jared Cunningham added 15 as the Beavers lost to Washington for the second time in six days. The Huskies were mostly lifeless until early in the second half, when they scored 14 points in just over four minutes to tie it. Quincy Pondexter got his first two field goals of the night during the run -- and Turner and Isaiah Thomas then hit 3-pointers to put Washington up 43-37 with 10:12 left. Oregon State got back within 49-47 before Thomas' 3-pointer with 4:41 left. Roeland Schaftenaar's 3-pointer cut the lead to four points with 43 seconds to play, but the Beavers didn't score again.
UW In The Pac-10 Notes
The Huskies are 3-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 2005 and can go 4-0 for the first time since 1984 when they started 6-0.
UW has equaled their longest Pac-10 win streak with 10-straight games dating back to last season, including three Pac-10 Tournament games. From Feb. 12, 2004 - Jan. 6, 2005 they also had 10-consecutive wins in conference.
If they can earn their 11th-straight conference win it will be the Huskies' longest league-streak since winning 23-consecutive over the 1953 & 54 seasons in the Pacific Coast Conference.
Washington's seven-straight wins over OSU is their longest streak over a Pac-10 opponent since beating Arizona State 11-straight from 2004-08.
Isaiah Thomas leads the Pac-10 in assists per game with 4.6.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning became the first Husky to be named Pac-10 Player of the week after UW swept the L.A. schools.
The Huskies started last year 0-5 on the road before finishing the season 4-0 away from home. They now have won six-consecutive road wins to set a new all-time team road winning streak record.
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 popped back into the AP top-25 this week coming back in at No. 23. They are 28th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Washington's win over Oregon gave Coach Lorenzo Romar his 275th career victory. He is 275-182 (.602) over 15 seasons.
UW is averaging 42.8 rebounds over the last five contests, while opponents are averaging 33.4 during that same span - a difference of +9.4.
UW notched a season-low 7 assists at USC. The team's previous low in a win was 18 vs. Nevada.
USC had 10 assists and 10 turnovers, snapping a UW opponent streak of 13 straight games with more turnovers than assists. It was the second longest active streak in Division I.
UW combined for just nine turnovers against San Francisco (4) and Nevada (5). The UW's all-time low for turnovers in a game is 3 and the previous next lowest turnover totals in a game was 6, done multiple times.
UW was 7-0 in their non-conference home games and won by an average margin of victory of +30.9 ppg. It is their largest home non-conference average margin of victory since +31.8 during the 1947-48 season.
Last Time Out
AP Recap: Terrence Ross scored a season-high 25 points, taking advantage of more playing time with the loss of guard Abdul Gaddy to a knee injury, and Washington (No. 23 AP) shut down Oregon in the final 12 minutes for an 87-69 victory. Ross helped the Huskies (11-3) open Pac-10 play 3-0 for the first time in six seasons. Ross hit 11 of 18 shots, capping the night with a lob dunk off a pass from Thomas that brought everyone in Hec Edmundson Pavilion to their feet. Washington was playing its first game since losing Gaddy to a torn ACL in his left knee after being hurt in practice earlier in the week. At times the Huskies looked completely lost without Gaddy trying to figure out the Ducks' various defensive looks. Oregon used a variety of traps and zones in an attempt to confuse and slow down the Huskies on the offensive end. And for a while it worked. But Ross was simply too good. Known as a shooter, Ross was 3 of 7 on 3-pointers but was just as effective around the basket. Thomas came alive late, finishing with 20 points, including a breakaway dunk in the final two minutes, the first college dunk from the 5-foot-8 guard. He closed the night with a deep 3-pointer that gave the Huskies a 21-point lead. Thomas also added nine assists and six rebounds. Scott Suggs, who went scoreless last week in two games in Los Angeles, added 13 points, as did reigning Pac-10 player of the week Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who also grabbed eight rebounds.