PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington (8-5, 1-1 Pac-12) heads over the Cascades to face Washington State (7-6, 2-0 Pac-12) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Dawgs will test their 36-game winning streak live on the Pac-12 Networks.
What To Look For
- The Dawgs opened conference play by splitting with the Arizona schools The Dawgs gutted out win over Arizona, before falling behind early to Arizona State and not being able to play catch-up.
- Washington has defeated Washington State 36 consecutive times, dating back to Feb. 25, 1995.
- Washington is averaging 72.8 points per game and has scored in the 80's five times.
- The Dawgs are allowing a 70.5 points per game and are seventh in the Pac-12 allowing just 38.9 percent shooting. The Huskies have struggled to defend the 3-pointer, allowing 36.1 percent, last in the Pac-12. Defending the 3 was apparent last weeked as Arizona was 3-15 from deep, but ASU went 11-21.
- 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 18.4 points per game. She is shooting a career-best 42.7 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 now five overall after a career-high 25 vs. UC Irvine and 23 vs. Arizona. She is now averaging 18.5 points per game is currently fifth in the Pac-12. Plum is also third in the conference in free throw shooting at 85.9 percent (55-64).
- The Dawgs have a (-0.3) rebounding margin on the season, ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams leads Washington with 10.9 rebounds per game and has double-digit boards in nine games this season.
- Washington is shooting 32.9 percent from 3-point range, making 7.5 per game, which is third in the Pac-12.
- Jazmine Davis had scored in double figures in 16-straight games dating back to last year, before getting just nine against Arizona. For her career, she has double figures in 66 of 77 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-7 in the conference in minutes. The Dawgs are now close to full strength as Katie Collier and Chantel Osahor returned to the lineup over the weekend.
- 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 142 of Washington's 180 assists this season. Wetmore leads the team with 4.8 assists per game, which is third in the Pac-12. She is also third in the conference in assist to turnover ration at 2.3 (62 assists/27 turnovers).
- Talia Walton is averaging nearly a double-double with 12.3 points and 9.5 rebounds.
- Wetmore is eighth in the Pac-12 with 1.9 steals per game. For the season, Washington has 7.5 thefts per game, but is just 10th in the league with a -1.9 turnover margin.
- The Dawgs are second in the conference with 4.2 blocked shots per game. Walton is third in the Pac-12 with 1.8 per game, but Collier has 13 in just 164 minutes this year (a block per 12.6 minutes).
- 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.
Scouting Washington State
Washington State is off to a 2-0 record in conference, having upset No. 24 Arizona State and beaten Arizona. Overall, the Cougars are 8-6 and have a pair of wins over ranked teams this year, having also beaten then-No. 10 Nebraska. Washington has not lost to WSU since February 25, 1995 and is 66-10 all-time against the Cougars.
The Dawgs continue to shoot the 3 at a high rate this season, averaging 22.9 attempts per game. In Monday's win over UC Irvine, Washington shot a season-high 37 3-pointers, including 14 makes. In contrast, Sunday the Dawgs went just 2-10 in a loss to Arizona State. Washington is making 7.5 3-pointers per game, which is third in the Pac-12, but shooting just 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. Kelsey Plum leads UW with 29 3's, while Jazmine Davis has made 28 and Talia Walton 18. Defensively, the Dawgs are allowing a Pac-12 worst 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and opponents are making 7.4 per game.
Spreading It Around
Washington is using a more balanced attack than in previous seasons with three players averaging 13 points per game. Kelsey Plum has been hot of late and leads UW at 18.5 points per game, while shooting 39.6 percent. Jazmine Davis is scoring 18.4 points per game, but has been much more efficient, shooting 42.9 percent. Talia Walton is scoring 12.3 points per game, while shooting 33.3 percent. As a team, Washington is shooting 41.3 percent, up from 35.3 percent last season. Washington is also averaging nine 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 -0.3, which is 9th in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams is having another tremendous season on the glass, averaging 10.9 rebounds per game. Talia Walton is adding 9.5 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.