Jan. 14, 2006
USC 64, Washington 61
January 14, 2005; Bank of America Arena; Seattle, Wash.
The loss was Washington's first at home this season and snapped its 12-game home winning streak dating back to last year. The win streak was its seventh-longest all-time and was the second-longest since the arena reopened in 2001.
Sophomore guard Emily Florence matched her season and career high, leading the Huskies with 13 points on 5-9 shooting. Florence also led the team in rebounds with seven, and shared the team assists lead with Cameo Hicks with five apiece. Florence has now scored double figures four times this season. The game marks the first time this season that Florence has paced the Huskies in points and the second time she led the team on the glass.
The Huskies lost for only the second time this season when holding an opponent under 70 points. Washington is now 9-2 in such games. The other loss came at Arizona State when the Huskies fell 64-51.
Washington lost despite having its fourth-best shooting performance of the season, hitting 25-55 shots for 46%. However, Washington matched its worst performance of the season at the free throw line, making only 4-13 attempts, the same numbers as in Washington's only other Pac-10 loss to Arizona State.
A big difference in the game was rebounding, where the Women of Troy held a 40-25 advantage. USC also doubled up the Huskies on the offensive glass, 14-7. Second chance points were 18-10 in favor of USC.
Washington's 25 rebounds were a season-worst, eight fewer than their previous low, 33 rebounds against Washington State (1/7/06).
The Women of Troy have now won three straight versus the Huskies. It was a rare win in Seattle for USC, with the Huskies now holding a 15-5 edge on their home floor. The Huskies still lead the all-time series 25-17.
Despite the loss, including the last seven games of the 2004-05 season, Washington is 17-6 in its last 23 games, including 10-5 in games vs. Pac-10 opponents.
Neither team led more than six points the entire game. Washington's biggest lead of six points came with 10:42 left in the second half after a three-pointer by guard Cheri Craddock. USC's largest lead was five points, 38-33 at 17:44 in the second half. The game featured 15 ties and 18 lead changes.