Jan. 28, 2006
Washington fell to 26-16 all-time vs. Arizona State, including a 17-4 record in games played at home. Saturday's loss marked the first time the Huskies have lost at home to ASU since Feb. 3, 1996. The Huskies had won the last nine meetings in Seattle. Last year these teams split the season series, with ASU winning 68-49 in Tempe (2/24/05) and UW winning 63-55 in Seattle (12/29/04). ASU defeated UW in this season's earlier meeting 64-52 (12/29/05).
Both teams utilized the bench early and often, as 10 different Huskies played in the first half, with eight of them scoring in the period. Arizona State's lineup featured 11 different first half participants, with eight Sun Devils denting the scoreboard and nine of them collecting a rebound in the first stanza. For the game 11 Huskies saw the floor, with nine scoring and 10 collecting at least one rebound.
The Huskies' 14-6 record is its best to open a season since the 2002-03 Dawgs started 17-3. Washington's 14 wins equal its total from all of last season (14-16).
Despite Saturday's loss, Washington has won 13 of its last 15 games at Bank of America Arena, dating back to last season. The Huskies have won nine of 11 this season
The Huskies forced 24 Arizona State turnovers, off of which the Dawgs scored 22 points.
Kristin O'Neill's 15 point effort against the Sun Devils follows a 19-point outing against Arizona on Thursday night, giving her 34 points for the weekend. She also recorded five rebounds, four assists and three blocks in the two games.