SEATTLE -- Washington (6-4) closes out the non-conference schedule when it hosts UC Irvine (6-6) on Monday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. The Dawgs look to get to seven wins before beginning Pac-12 play next weekend. Monday's game will be available via webcast at the link above, while also live on 1150 KKNW with Steve Sandmeyer and Elise Woodward on the call.
What To Look For
- Washington is coming off a three games in three days trip to Las Vegas that included wins over Louisiana-Monroe and Pittsburgh. Jazmine Davis earned All-Tournament Team honors after a pair of 30-point efforts in the wins.
- Washington is averaging 76.0 points per game and has scored in the 80's five times.
- The Dawgs are allowing a 71.7 points per game and are fifth in the Pac-12 allowing just 39.1 percent shooting. However, the Huskies have struggled to defend the 3-pointer, allowing 36.0 percent, worst in the Pac-12.
- Jazmine Davis is on both the Wooden Award and Naismith Award Watch Lists. She is Washington's all-time leading scorer through two seasons, both in which she made All-Pac-12 First Team.
- Davis is currently sixth in the Pac-12, averaging 19.2 points per game. She is shooting a career-best 45.2 percent from the floor. Against Pitt, Davis became the Huskies 15th 1,300-point scorer in team history.
- Kelsey Plum had 20+ points in her first three games at Washington and is now averaging 17.6 points per game is currently eighth in the Pac-12. Plum is also second in the conference in free throw shooting at 89.7 percent (35-39).
- The Dawgs have a (0.9) rebounding margin on the season, ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams leads Washington with 11.2 rebounds per game and has double-digit boards in seven-straight games.
- Washington is shooting 33.3 percent from 3-point range, making 7.5 per game, which is third in the Pac-12.
- Jazmine Davis has scored in double figures in 15-straight games dating back to last year. For her career, she has double figures in 64-74 games.
- Some injuries have led to increased minutes from the Husky starters, especially the guards. Plum, Mercedes Wetmore and Davis each rank in the top-10 in the conference in minutes.
- Washington has three guards that can handle the point guard duties. Davis, Plum and Wetmore each brings the ball up the court and has combined for 120 of Washington's 141 assists this season. Wetmore leads the team with 4.8 assists per game, which is third in the Pac-12. She is also second in the conference in assist to turnover ration at 2.7 (48 assists/18 turnovers).
- Talia Walton is averaging nearly a double-double with 13.9 points and 9.0 rebounds.
- Wetmore is third in the Pac-12 with 2.3 steals per game. For the season, Washington has 7.9 thefts per game, but is just 10th in the league with a -1.9 turnover margin.
- The Dawgs are fourth in the Pac-12 with 3.6 blocked shots per game. Walton leads the team with 11 blocks, while Katie Collier has nine and Williams, seven.
- Washington is coming off a second-consecutive 20-win season and back-to back trips to the WNIT. The Dawgs last won 20 games in back-to-back seasons in 1993-94 and 1994-95.
- The Dawgs placed in the fifth in the Pac-12 in 2013. Their 11 conference wins were the most since 2007.
Scouting UC Irvine
The Anteaters come into Monday's game with a record of 6-6. The last time out, UCI fell to San Diego, 79-55. Irvine is led by Camille Buckley who averages a double-double with 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. The Dawgs are 1-0 all-time against UC Irvine with the victory coming in 2007.
The Dawgs continue to shoot the 3 at a high rate this season, averaging 22.5 attempts per game. Washington is making 7.5 3-pointers per game, which is third in the Pac-12, but shooting just 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Dawgs are allowing a Pac-12 worst 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and opponents are making 7.3 per game.
Spreading It Around
Washington is using a more balanced attack than in previous seasons with three players averaging 13+ points per game and another nearly in double figures. Jazmine Davis again leads UW in scoring at 19.2 points per game, but has been much more efficient, shooting 45.2 percent. In addition, Kelsey Plum is averaging 17.6 ppg, while shooting 40.9 percent. Talia Walton is scoring 13.9 points per game, while shooting 34.8 percent. The Dawgs best shooter from a percentage standpoint is Aminah Williams, who is averaging 8.4 points per game, while shooting 47.2 percent. As a team, Washington is shooting 43.0 percent, up from 35.3 percent last season. Washington is also averaging 11 points more per game than a year ago.
On The Glass
After being the worst rebounding team in the conference last season, Washington has been better so far in 2013. The Dawgs have a rebounding margin of 0.5, which is 9th in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams is having another tremendous season on the glass, averaging 11.2 rebounds per game. Talia Walton is adding 9.0 rebounds per game, while the additions of Katie Collier and Chantel Osahor to the roster give Washington much more frontcourt depth than they had last season.