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UW vs. California Preview
Release: 02/14/2014
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Date: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Time: Noon PT
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000)
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Rich Cellini, Dan Belluomini, and Jill Savage)
Radio: KJR 950 AM, Sirius/XM 85 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton) | Listen on TuneIn

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UW Huskies (14-11, 6-6) vs. California (16-8, 7-4)
The Huskies host California on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Noon on the Pac-12 Networks

The Game
The Huskies (14-11, 6-6) continue their two-game homestand against the California schools as California comes to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Noon. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Rich Cellini, Dan Belluomini and Jill Savage on the call. Additionally, for the Washington IMG Radio Network, fans can tune in starting at 11:30 a.m. to hear Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. The Dawgs lost the first meeting between the two schools in California, 56-82 (Jan.15). The Huskies have won four of the last six meetings between the two schools.

The Coach
Head Coach Lorenzo Romar, in his 12th year at Washington, has amassed a 251-139 (.643) during his time in Seattle and an overall mark of 343-227 (.602) in 18 seasons. Romar has taken the Huskies to the NCAA tournament six times including three Sweet 16 appearances.

Quick Hitters
• Senior C.J. Wilcox is currently tied for fourth-place all-time in scoring with 1,774 career points (Bob Houbregs - 1,774) - he’s just 12 points away from third-place (Quincy Pondexter, 1,786)
• The Huskies, playing five of their final seven league games at home, are 12-2 at Alaska Airlines Arena on the season and have won seven straight.
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 18.6 points and shooting 54.5 percent from the 3, and 50.0 percent from the field over the last five games
• In his first start since Jan. 26, 2013, junior Desmond Simmons tied his career-high with 14 points on a career-best 7-of-8 shooting from the field at Utah... in his three starts this season, he’s shooting 58.8 from the field and averaging 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.
• The Huskies have had a short bench as three of their starters are averaging over 30 minutes per game led by C.J. Wilcox (35.8 mpg) ... in league action, Wilcox has played in 429 of a possible 480 minutes during Pac-12 play (89.3 percent) including all 40 minutes against Stanford, while Nigel Williams-Goss is right behind him at 420 minutes (88 percent).
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss currently leads all Pac-12 freshmen averaging 13.4 points per game and is first in assists (4.0) and third in steals (1.1) ... he’s also fifth in rebounding (4.4) and FG percentage (46.6)
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss set the freshman single-game scoring record for UW (since freshman were eligible in 1972-73) with his 32 points against Oregon State (Jan. 25)
• Senior C.J. Wilcox is one of three players all-time in the Pac-12 to post 1,700 points, 275 made 3FGs and 400 career rebounds (Jason Kapono, UCLA, 2000-03; Jason Gardner, Arizona, 2000-03).
• The Huskies are 11-0 this season when leading with five minutes remaining
• The Huskies guards are producing 68.9 percent of UW’s scoring and are one of two teams in the league with their top three scorers all being guards
• The Huskies have taken care of the ball this season and have turned it over 10 or less times in 12 of their 24 games, including a season low six turnovers against Stanford - their fewest since six against California on Jan. 9, 2013

UW vs. Stanford Notes (Feb. 12)
-Starting Lineup: Nigel Williams-Goss, Andrew Andrews, C.J. Wilcox, Desmond Simmons, Perris Blackwell
- The Huskies stuck with the same starting line up for the third-straight game.
-After posting 12 turnovers in the first half ... the Huskies had just four in the second half
-The Huskies stayed perfect at home in Pac-12 play with seven straight wins ... UW is 12-2 on the season at Alaska Airlines Arena
-The Huskies won their fifth out of six games decided by 5 points or less
- The Huskies held Stanford to a season-low 18.8 percent shooting from 3-point range
- The Huskies assisted on 14 of their 21 baskets

-Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss posted his fifth-straight double-digit scoring effort with 16 points and was accountable for 11 of the Huskies 21 baskets as he added five assists
-Junior Mike Anderson scored 13 points off the bench on 4-of-5 FG, 2-of-3 3FG and 3-of-4 FT ... his most points since 19 against LBSU (Nov. 30)
-Senior C.J. Wilcox scored a team-high 17 points to move into a tie for fourth-place all-time at UW with 1,774 points ... he also added five rebounds and four assists
-Senior Perris Blackwell led the team in rebounds with eight
-Juniors Shawn Kemp, Jr., and Mike Anderson combined for 19 points in the second half

Huskies At Home
The Huskies, playing five of their final seven games at home, are currently 12-2 in Alaska Airlines Arena this season and have won seven straight. In 12 seasons under head coach Lorenzo Romar, the Huskies have lost just three or less games eight times.

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