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Release: 02/21/2014
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UW Huskies (14-13, 6-8) at Oregon State (14-11, 6-7)
The Huskies head to Oregon State to take on the Beavers at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 (Pac-12 Networks)

The Game
The Huskies (14-13, 6-8) face their final road opponent of the regular season as they head to Corvallis to take on Oregon State (14-11, 6-7) on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with J.B. Long and Lamar Hurd on the call. Additionally, for the Washington IMG Radio Network, fans can tune in starting at 12:30 p.m. to hear Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. The Dawgs won the first meeting between the two schools in Seattle, 87-81 (Jan.25). The last five meetings between the two teams have been decided by 10 points or less.

The Coach
Head Coach Lorenzo Romar, in his 12th year at Washington, has amassed a 251-141 (.640) during his time in Seattle and an overall mark of 343-228 (.600) 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 now third all-time in scoring with 1,791 career points passing (Quincy Pondexter, 1,786) ... he’s now 14 points away from second-place all-time (Jon Brockman, 1.805)
• Last time vs, Oregon State, Nigel Williams-Goss set the freshman single-game scoring record for UW (since freshman were eligible in 1972-73) with his 32 points
• Following the OSU game, the Huskies finish the regular season with three-straight home contests - the Dawgs are 12-3 at Alaska Airlines Arena on the season and have won seven of the last eight.
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss is quickly moving up the UW freshman record books, here’s where he currently ranks: points (6th - 358), assists (4th - 106), minutes (6th - 901),
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss has reached double-figure scoring for seven-straight games and is averaging 16.7 points and shooting 46.9 percent from the 3, and 46.2 percent from the field during that span
• Senior C.J. Wilcox is averaging 4.3 assists over the last three games up from his season average of 2.6
• 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 five starts this season, he’s shooting 52.9 from the field and averaging 7.9 points and 5.0 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 (35.6 mpg) ... in league action, Wilcox has played in 496 of a possible 560 minutes during Pac-12 play (88.6 percent) including all 40 minutes against Stanford, while Nigel Williams-Goss is right behind him at 487 minutes (86.9 percent).
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss currently leads all Pac-12 freshmen averaging 13.3 points per game and is first in assists (3.9) and third in steals (1.0) ... he’s also fifth in rebounding (4.3) and FG percentage (45.9)
• 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 68.3 percent of UW’s scoring and are one of two teams in the league with their top three scorers all being guards

UW vs. Oregon Notes (Feb. 19)
Team
-Starting Lineup: Nigel Williams-Goss, Andrew Andrews, C.J. Wilcox, Desmond Simmons, Shawn Kemp, Jr.
- The Huskies switched their starting lineup for the second time in the last five games
-The Huskies outrebounded their third-straight opponent with a 33-21 advantage over Oregon
- The Huskies’ 12-board rebounding margin was their largest since a 22 advantage against MVSU (Dec. 27)
- The Huskies’ bench outscored Oregon’s 23-14
-The Huskies had four players reach double figures for the 13th time this season

Individual
-Senior Perris Blackwell came off the bench for the first time this season and went on to score a team-high 17-points while adding five rebounds (four offensive), two blocks and one steal
-Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss posted his seventh-straight double-digit scoring effort with 12 points
-Sophomore Andrew Andrews reached double-figures for the second-straight game with 15 points and added a team-high seven rebounds

 

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