SEATTLE -- Fresh off an upset of No. 3 Stanford for one of the biggest wins in program history, Washington will now head out on the road for the always difficult trip to the Rocky Mountains. The Dawgs (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) will face Colorado (15-9, 4-8) on Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed by Utah (10-13, 3-9) on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Friday's game in Boulder will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude on the call. Sunday's game in Salt Lake City will be webcast only at the link above. Both games will be broadcast live on 1150 KKNW and 1150kknw.com.
What To Look For
- Sunday's win over No. 3 Stanford was the highest-ranked team UW has defeated since beating then-No. 2 Stanford in 1990. The win also ended Stanford 62-game road conference win streak.
- Washington is 10-0 in games they hold their opponent under 70 points.
- Jazmine Davis went over 1,500 points for her career at USC and is now 10th on UW's all-time scoring list with 1,555 points. She was the second-fastest to 1,500, needing 85 games to 83 from Jamie Redd.
- Kelsey Plum is the nation's second-leading freshman scorer at 19.7 points per game. The freshman scoring record at UW is 17.4 ppg by Loree Payne in 1999-00. She scored 521 total points, Plum is at 454 so far.
- Plum and Davis make up the nation's second-highest scoring backcourt duo at 38.9 points per game. Only Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome of UT Martin (42.2) are scoring more.
- The Dawgs earned their sweep in LA since 2002 with their wins over UCLA and USC.
- The Dawgs earned their first win over a ranked opponent since March 2, 2008 by defeating No. 21 Colorado last on Jan. 19, 91-81. In that game, Kelsey Plum finished 1-point shy of the freshman school record with 35 points. She also set the school record for made free throws in a game with 18, finishing 18-19.
- Jazmine Davis has three games of 30 points this year, while Kelsey Plum has two. The Husky record is Jamie Redd with five game of 30 or more points in 1996-97.
- The Dawgs have a (-2.3) rebounding margin on the season, ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams leads Washington with 10.8 rebounds per game and has double-digit boards in 16 games this season.
- The Husky guards have been playing major minutes, including Mercedes Wetmore playing the entire game in 10 of 12 Pac-12 contests. Wetmore, Plum, and Davis each rank in the top-6 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 237 of Washington's 299 assists this season. Wetmore leads the team with 4.3 assists per game, which is tied for third in the Pac-12.
- The Dawgs are fourth in the conference with 3.8 blocked shots per game. Talia Walton is third in the Pac-12 with 1.6 per game, but Collier has 18 in just 284 minutes this year (a block per 15.6 minutes).
- Aminah Williams became the 63rd player in Pac-12 history with 700 rebounds after going over that mark at USC. She now has 724 total rebounds, which is 10th in UW history.
The Dawgs ended their long streak without a win over a ranked team in the first meeting against then-No. 21 Colorado. The Buffaloes have struggled since then and are just 4-8 in conference after going 10-1 during the non-conference season. Colorado is led by last year's Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Arielle Roberson who is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Washington is now 4-8 all-time against the Buffaloes, losing in Boulder last season as well as being knocked out of the Pac-12 Tournament by Colorado.
Utah enters the weekend with a record of 10-13, including 3-9 in conference. The Utes are led by one of the Pac-12's top players, Michelle Plouffe who averages 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds. Washington defeated Utah earlier this year in their only overtime game, 53-52. All-time, Washington is 7-6 against the Utes, including falling at the Huntsman Center last year.
The Dawgs continue to shoot the 3 at a high rate this season, averaging 23.3 attempts per game. Washington had a season-high 38 3-point attempts at Oregon, including 14 makes, which tied the season high against UC Irvine. Washington is making 8.0 3-pointers per game, which is third in the Pac-12, shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. Kelsey has the team lead with 57 3's, while Jazmine Davis has 56. Meanwhile Talia Walton has made 28 and Heather Corral 11 in just seven games before her knee injury. Defensively, the Dawgs are allowing a Pac-12 worst 34.0 percent from beyond the arc and opponents are making 7.4 per game. In Pac-12 play, Washington has improved to 34.3 percent shooting, while only allowing opponents to shoot at a 32.6 percent clip.
The Husky guards, Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis are averaging 38.9 points per game or 53 percent of the UW offense. The numbers are even more pronounced in Pac-12 play where Plum and Davis are scoring 40.7 points per game, which is 58 percent of the offense. Washington did have all five starters in double figures in the upset of Stanford for the first time this season.
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 -2.3, which is ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams is having another tremendous season on the glass, averaging 10.8 rebounds per game. Talia Walton is adding 8.3 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.
Valuing The Ball
After leading the Pac-12 in turnover margin in 2012-13, the Dawgs are just 10th in the conference with a -0.9 ratio this season. For the year, UW has created 302 turnovers, while giving it away 322 times. Aminah Williams leads UW with 38 steals, while Mercedes Wetmore has added 33. Jazmine Davis has turned it over the most, 85 times. In conference, UW has been better with a +0.2 turnover ratio. The Dawgs have created 143 turnovers, while giving it up 141 times.
Getting To The Line
The Dawgs have made 85 more trips to the free throw line than its opponents so far this season. The Dawgs attacking guards of Davis and Plum have each been to the line over a 141 times apiece, while Plum is third in the Pac-12 with 119 made free throws and Davis is fourth with 108. The Dawgs are taking advantage of their free throws, shooting 69.9 percent, while their opponents are at just 65.4 percent. The combination of more attempts and a better percentage has allowed the Dawgs to outscore their opponents at the line by 85 points so far this year.