Nov. 26, 2005
With the win, Washington is 4-0 to open the season for the third time in head coach June Daugherty's 10 years at UW. The Huskies started 5-0 in 2003-04, and were 10-0 to open the 1997-98 campaign.
Saturday's win improves Washington's all-time record in Husky Classic play to 30-8, including a perfect 19-0 record in first-round games, and an 11-8 mark in championship games.
Junior Cameo Hicks finished with a career-high 26 points, and has scored at least 20-points for the third-straight game, after having done so just once in two years entering 2005-06. Hicks has scored in double figures in all four games this season, and in 16 of her last 19 games, dating back to last season. Hicks is averaging 20.3 points this season, more than double her 9.5 ppg average of a year ago.
Junior Cameo Hicks registered 14 first-half points, marking the fourth time in four games this year that she has reached double figures before halftime. Hicks has had 14 points at the half in each of her last three games, and scored 10 points in the first half of UW's season-opener at Alabama.
Junior Cameo Hicks has accounted for 33.0 percent of Washington's total scoring in 2005-06, scoring 81 of the team's 267 total points.
Despite closing to within two points on several occasions during the first and second half, San Diego never led at any point in Saturday's game. In fact, the two teams were tied just once, at 14-14 midway through the first half.
The second half featured a number of significant runs. Washington led by just one, 32-31, with 19:12 to play in the second half, before scoring 14-straight points to take a 46-32 lead. San Diego, however, scored the next 12 straight, and 15 of the next 16, to cut the Huskies' lead to one again, at 48-47, with 9:59 left. Washington led by two, at 57-55, with 7:02 to play, but held the Toreros to just two field goals the rest of the way, outscoring USD 20-6 to close the game.
Through four games in 2005-06, UW's defense has allowed just 59.5 points per game, down nearly 10 ppg from its 68.3 average in 2004-05. No Husky opponent has managed to crack the 70-point mark, while only Florida State (69 points in a 71-69 UW win) and San Diego (61 today) have even scored 60 vs. UW this season.
Washington's women improved to 4-0 Saturday, while the UW men ran their record to 6-0 with a win over Loyola Marymount on Friday. This season marks the first time since 1997-98 that both UW teams have opened the season with at least four-straight wins. Should the UW women win Sunday, it would mark just the second time in school history, and the first time since 1984-85, that both Husky squads opened 5-0 in the same season. Never have both UW teams opened 6-0 in the same season.
Sophomore guard Dominque Banks led the Huskies with x rebounds. The five-foot-eight Banks entered the 2005-06 season with a career-high of just seven boards, and a career average of just 3.0 rebounds per game. Banks, however, has grabbed at least six rebounds in three of her first four games this season, including a career-high eight vs. Utah on Tuesday, and is averaging x.x rebounds per game.
Sophomore Andrea Plouffe's 13 points were a career-high, bettering her previous high of seven set in 2004-05.
Including Saturday's win, the Huskies have won six-straight games at Bank of America, dating to an 82-60 loss to Stanford on Jan. 27, 2005.