Jan. 24, 2013
|WASHINGTON VS OREGON STATE
Fri., Jan. 25 | 6:00 p.m., PT | Alaska Airlines Arena
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WASHINGTON VS OREGON
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SEATTLE -- Washington (12-5, 4-2) will welcome Oregon State and Oregon to Alaska Airlines Arena this weekend for Pac-12 play. The Beavers (9-9, 3-3) will play on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m., while the Ducks will be Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m. Sunday's game will be live on the Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude on the call. The game will also be aired live on 1150 AM in the Seattle Area and streamed live on 1150kknw.com. Steve Sandmeyer and Elise Woodward will call the games live for KKNW.
What To Look For
- Jazmine is second in the conference, scoring 22.0 points per game in Pac-12 play. She was forced to leave last Sunday's game against Washington State because of an elbow to the head.
- Jazmine Davis put up a career-high 37 points in the loss to USC. Her career night was the fifth most points scored in a single game in UW history.
- The Huskies starters have scored 96 percent (1077 of 1127) 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.
- Talia Walton has averaged 17.0 points and 6.8 rebounds over the first six Pac-12 games of her career. She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week following UW's sweep of the Arizona schools.
- In the Huskies final non-conference game, UW had a 54-point second-half outburst at UC Davis. In that 20 minutes of basketball, the Huskies shot 19-37 (51.4 percent) from the floor and 8-13 (61.5 percent) from 3-point range to run away from the Aggies who had led at halftime.
- Washingtonis 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 picked up his 30th win at Washington with the win over Arizona. He is now 32-19 since coming to Seattle from Xavier.
- Aminah Williams is second in the Pac-12 with 16 steals during conference play.
The Dawgs are 51-31 all-time against Oregon State and 41-43 against Oregon. Last season, Washington lost both regular season meetings with Oregon State, but defeated the Beavers 55-49 in Corvallis during the WNIT. Against the Ducks, the Huskies split a year ago.
Scouting Oregon State
The Beavers enter Friday's game on a two-game winning streak after sweeping Oregon in their home and away series. Oregon State also won at Arizona for its third Pac-12 win. Among other common opponents, the Beavers beat UC Santa Barbara, a team that UW lost to, but lost to Arizona State, a team that UW beat. Oregon State is led by a balanced attack with only Jamie Weisner in double figures with 12.3 points per game.
The Ducks are strugglins so far this year with just two wins overall and none away from home. The Ducks two wins came back-to-back in mid-December against Fresno State and Samford. Oregon will enter its Friday game against Washington State riding an eight-game losing streak. The Ducks are led by Jillian Alleyne who averages a double-double with 14.3 points and a Pac-12 leading 12.8 rebounds.
Undersized On The Glass
The Huskies have struggled rebounding the ball in Pac-12 play and are -11.5 in rebounding margin in the six games so far. The Huskies did dramatically improve on the glass from the first WSU game (-16) to the second (-1). Overall, Washington has only outrebounded Arizona so far in conference play. Washington is -6.8 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 11 double-digit rebounding games . She is third in the Pac-12 with 11.2 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 320 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 241 times. Their +4.6 turnover margin is by far the best in the Pac-12. Washington has used pressure defense to create 164 steals on the season to just 112 from its opponents. Aminiah Williams had a career-high six steals against Idaho and matched that with six more against UCLA. She has the team lead with 40, while Mercedes Wetmore has chipped in 33 steals and Kristi Kingma and Talia Walton, 25 apiece.
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 1,173). Jazmine Davis is also on pace to reach 1,000 points this season. The sophomore currently has 882 for her career.
Washington currently has the three of the top four players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Kristi Kingma (37.8) leads the conference in minutes, while Jazmine Davis (37.6), and Mercedes Wetmore (36.2) and have each played almost every minute of every game. The other starters, Aminah Williams (33.8 mpg) and Talia Walton (31.6 mpg) are also playing major minutes. The return of Heather Corral (15.9 mpg) has lightened the load of the Husky guards, but along with Jeneva Anderson (11.3 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 is currently second in the Pac-12 with 2.1 blocks per game, including a career-best five against Arizona State.
The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 8.0 made 3-pointers per game. Washington is shooting 34.0 percent from three, while attempting 23.5 per game. Kristi Kingma has regained the Pac-12 lead in 3-pointers made (47) after making 17 in conference play so far. She averages 2.8 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is third in the conference, making 2.6 per game. The Huskies have made 40 more threes than their opponent so far this season. In contrast, the Dawgs' opponents are making just 5.6 threes per game and shooting just 26.9 percent from downtown. The Dawgs 3-point field percentage defense is third best in the Pac-12.