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Huskies Welcome UCSB, Idaho This Weekend
Release: 12/14/2012
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Dec. 14, 2012

Wed., Dec. 15 | 1:00 pm, PT | Alaska Airlines Arena
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Wed., Dec. 16 | 1:00 pm, PT | Alaska Airlines Arena
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SEATTLE --Washington (6-1) will host UC Santa Barbara (3-5) and Idaho (3-6) in a back-to-back this weekend at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Huskies face the Gauchos on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. and the Vandals on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. Both games will be live on 1150 AM in the Seattle Area and also streamed live on Steve Sandmeyer and Elise Woodward will be on the call for KKNW.

Saturday's game is a part of a doubleheader with the men. The Husky men are scheduled to play Jackson State at 4 p.m. A ticket to the women's game on Saturday will also be good to move to the top rows of General Admission for the men's game. A men's ticket is also good to come early and watch the women from the general admission seats.

Last Time Out
Washington defeated both UC Santa Barbara and Idaho on the road last season. The Dawgs won at UCSB, 46-37, as Regina Rogers scored 16 points and Jazmine Davis chipped in 13. A week later, UW won at Idaho, 66-49. In that game, Rogers scored a career-high 27, while Aminah Williams scored 11. Last year's meeting was the first-ever against UCSB, while the Dawgs are 6-2 all-time against Idaho.

Scouting UC Santa Barbara
The Gauchos are off to a 3-5 start, but won its last game 76-69 against Loyola Marymount. UCSB is 0-2 against the Pac-12 with losses to Oregon State and USC. A year ago, the Gauchos finished 17-16 and an even 8-8 in the Big West, but won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA's. This season, Sweets Underwood leads UCSB with 11.8 points per game. The Gauchos are allowing just 54.9 points per game as it plays a slow, defensive style.

Scouting Idaho
The Vandals have begun 2012 with a record of 3-6, but are coming off back-to-back road wins over UC Irvine and UC Riverside. The coaches picked Idaho to finish fifth in the WAC before the season. Alyssa Charlston leads the Vandals in both scoring and rebounding with 13.8 points and 6.8 boards per game.

Undersized On The Glass
After being badly outrebounded the first two games of the season, Washington had been much stronger on the glass of late, but was topped 45-34 on the glass by San Diego State. Washington is now 11th in the Pac-12 in rebounding margin at -4.0 per game. Aminah Williams has been Washington's queen of the glass with with 72 boards in the past five games. She is now third in the Pac-12 with 11.7 rebounds per game.

1,000 Point Club
Kristi Kingma became the 21st 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.

Valuing The Basketball
Washington has made up for the rebounding margin by winning the turnover battle this season. The Huskies have created 136 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 108 times. Washington has 69 steals on the season, including 15 by Mercedes Wetmore and 13 by Talia Walton and Kristi Kingma.

Big Minutes
Washington currently has the top three players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Kristi Kingma (39.3), Jazmine Davis (39.0) and Mercedes Wetmore (38.0) and have each played almost every minute of every game. Throw in Aminah Williams playing 32.4 minutes per game and Washington has played a very short bench. Jeneva Anderson leads Washington in both minutes (14.0) and points (1.4) off the bench.

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 on the defensive end, clogging the lane and blocking shots at an incredible rate. Walton is currently the Pac-12 leader with 2.3 blocks per game.

3-Point Bombing
The Huskies are currently tied the Pac-12 lead with 8.0 threes per game. Washington is shooting 35.0 percent from three, while attempting 22.9 per game. Kristin Kingma leads the Pac-12 with 3.0 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is making 2.3 per game.

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