Feb. 14, 2013
|WASHINGTON AT OREGON
Fri., Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m., PT | Matthew Knight Arena
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WASHINGTON AT OREGON STATE
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SEATTLE -- Washington (17-6, 8-3) travels to Oregon to face Oregon (3-21, 1-11) and Oregon State (9-15, 3-9). The games will also be aired live on 1150 AM in the Seattle Area and streamed live on 1150kknw.com. Gary Hill will call the games live for KKNW. Monday's gave will also be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
What To Look For
- Washington swept the Oregon schools at home, playing without Jazmine Davis who was out with a concussion. In her absence, Heather Corral started both games and averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.
- Last weekend, UW split with the L.A. schools, falling to No. 17 UCLA to end the Dawgs six-game winning streak. Sunday, Washington bounced back to defeat USC and improve to 9-3 in conference.
- Washington is receiving votes in the AP Poll for the second-straight week. The Huskies have not been ranked in the AP Poll since March 3, 2003.
- Talia Walton was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time. She averaged 15.5 points, seven rebounds and two blocks against UCLA and USC.
- Kristi Kingma set a school record for most made free throws without a miss in the 1/25 win over Oregon State. She went 15-15 from the line and would make 25 in a row, before the streak ended at Arizona.
- Jazmine is second in the Pac-12, scoring 19.9 points per game.
- Jazmine Davis put up a career-high 37 points in the first game against USC. Her career night was the fifth most points scored in a single game in UW history.
- The Huskies starters have scored 96 percent (1479 of 1544) of their points this season. Heather Corral's nine points off the bench at WSU was the highest total from a non-starter this season.
- Washington is last in the Pac-12 in rebounding margin, but makes up for it by leading the conference in turnover margin and 3-pointers made.
- Head Coach Kevin McGuff is now 37-20 since coming to Seattle from Xavier.
- Aminah Williams is second in the Pac-12 with 32 steals during conference play.
- The Huskies have won nine of their first 12 conference games for the first time since 2002-03.
- Over her last four games, Mercedes Wetmore has 32 assists to just six turnovers (5.3 assist / TO ratio.)
The Huskies swept the Oregon schools at home earlier this season. Washington beat Oregon 66-53 and Oregon State 77-74 in overtime. The Dawgs are now an even 42-42 all-time against Oregon and 50-29 against Oregon State.
The Ducks have struggled all season and have just one win in conference, a road victory against Washington State. Overall, Oregon is 3-21 and riding a five-game losing streak. The Ducks are led by Jillian Alleyne who averages a double-double with 13.1 points and 12.2 rebounds.
Scouting Oregon State
The Beavers are also riding a losing streak, having dropped six in-a-row. Oregon State is 9-15 overall and 3-9 in conference. They are led by Jamie Weisner who averages 12.5 points per game.
Undersized On The Glass
The Huskies have struggled rebounding the ball in Pac-12 play and are -11.5 in rebounding margin. UW has only outrebounded Arizona at home so far in conference play. Washington is -8.0 in rebounding margin on the season, which is also last in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams has been Washington's queen of the glass with 15 double-digit rebounding games. She is third in the Pac-12 with 10.9 rebounds per game.
Valuing The Basketball
Washington has made up for the rebounding margin by winning the turnover battle this season. The Huskies have created 418 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 289 times. Their +5.6 turnover margin is by far the best in the Pac-12. Washington has used pressure defense to create 215 steals on the season to just 133 from its opponents. Aminiah Williams had a career-high six steals against Idaho and matched that with six more at UCLA. She has the team lead with 56, while Mercedes Wetmore has chipped in 40 steals and Talia Walton, 35.
Washington and its opponents are nearly identical from the field this season. The Dawgs have made 538 field goals, while shooting 36.8 percent. Their opponents: 533 field goals, shooting 36.7 perecent. So how are the Dawgs 17-6? 61 more 3-pointers made and 32 more free throws made than the competition.
1,000 Point Club
Kristi Kingma became the 22nd player in UW women's basketball history to score 1,000 points for her career when she surpassed the mark against Pepperdine. Kingma needed 11 points against the Waves to reach the elite level and scored 17 to give her 1,006 points for her career (Now has 1,277). Jazmine Davis is also on pace to reach 1,000 points this season. The sophomore currently has 952 for her career.
Washington currently has the top three players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Kristi Kingma (38.1) leads the conference in minutes, while Jazmine Davis (37.2), and Mercedes Wetmore (36.1) and have each played almost every minute of every game. The other starters, Aminah Williams (34.7 mpg) and Talia Walton (32.7 mpg) are also playing major minutes. The return of Heather Corral (18.6 mpg) has lightened the load of the Husky guards, but along with Jeneva Anderson (10.3 mpg) the Dawgs play basically a 7-person rotation.
Last Line of Defense
Due to the undersized Washington lineup, Talia Walton is often playing the 5-spot, despite it not being her natural position. The redshirt freshman has responded well, blocking shots at an incredible rate. Walton leads the Pac-12 with 2.0 blocks per game, including a career-best five in the first meeting with Arizona State.
The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 8.3 made 3-pointers per game, while shooting a league-leading 34.3 percent and attempting 24.3 per game. The Dawgs make more than two more 3's per game than any team in conference. Kristi Kingma has regained the Pac-12 lead in 3-pointers made (65) after making 34 in conference play so far. She averages 2.9 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is fifth in the conference, making 2.5 per game and Talia Walton sixth with 2.0. The Huskies have made 61 more threes than their opponent so far this season. In contrast, the Dawgs' opponents are making just 5.7 threes per game and shooting just 27.1 percent from downtown. The Dawgs 3-point field percentage defense is second best in the Pac-12.