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UW vs. Washington State Preview
Release: 02/27/2014
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The Game
The Huskies (15-13, 7-8) start a three-game homestand to wrap up the 2013-14 regular season as they host Washington State on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd on the call. Additionally, for the Washington IMG Radio Network, fans can tune in starting at 7:00 p.m. to hear Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. The Cougars won the first meeting between the two schools in Pullman, 67-72 (Feb. 1). The last seven 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 252-141 (.641) during his time in Seattle and an overall mark of 344-228 (.601) 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 second all-time in scoring with 1,814 career points passing Jon Brockman (1,805) ... he’s 259 points away from first-place all-time (Chris Welp, 2,073)
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss leads the league’s freshmen in minutes played at 34.7 per game ... he’s first in scoring among the newcomers with 13.3 points per game and has reached double-figure scoring in 12 of 15 Pac-12 games, more than any other league freshman
• Sophomore Andrew Andrews is the only Pac-12 player to average 17.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game over the last three outings
• Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss posted the most assists by a Pac-12 freshman since 2009 with his 10 against Oregon State ... he’s the first Husky freshman since 1994 to post at least 10 assists (Michael McClain, 3/3/94)
• 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 - 372), assists (3rd - 116), minutes (5th - 934),
• All-American Brandon Roy will be inducted in the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor at the league tournament in March
• 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
• The Huskies have had a short bench as three of their starters are averaging over 30 minutes per game led by C.J. Wilcox (35.3 mpg) ... in league action, Wilcox has played in 524 of a possible 600 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 (86.6 percent).
• 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 12-0 this season when leading with five minutes remaining

What Williams-Goss Has Done
Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss has been as advertised as the 2013 McDonald’s All-American has started in all 28 games and leads the team in assists with 116, which is third in UW history for a freshman.
-Williams-Goss leads the league in double-figure scoring efforts by a freshman with 12
-Williams-Goss leads the league freshmen in scoring averaging 13.3 points per game
-Williams-Goss leads league freshmen in minutes played in conference action at 34.7 min/game
-Williams-Goss has been accountable for 40.2 percent of the team’s FG’s over the last four games
-Williams-Goss’ 10 assists against Oregon State were the most by a Pac-12 Freshman since Reggie Moore (WSU) in 2009
-Williams-Goss had the first points assists double-double by a Husky since 2012 (Abdul Gaddy)
-Williams-Goss set the UW single-game scoring record for a freshman with 32 points against Oregon State

UW vs. Ore. St. Notes (Feb. 22)
Team
-Starting Lineup: Nigel Williams-Goss, Andrew Andrews, C.J. Wilcox, Desmond Simmons, Shawn Kemp, Jr.
- The Huskies scored their most points since 87 against OSU in Seattle (Jan. 25)
-The Huskies outrebounded their fourth-straight opponent with a 43-23 advantage over Oregon State
- The Huskies’ 20-board rebounding margin was their largest since a 22 advantage against MVSU (Dec. 27)
- The Huskies outscored the Beavers 52-36 in the paint, tying their most points in the paint this season
-The Huskies’ FG percentage of 57.4 was their highest on the road since March 8, 2012 (vs. UT-Arlington)
-The Huskies had a season-high 20 assists and added six steals
-The Huskies had six players reach double figures for the first time since Feb. 2, 2013 against Arizona State in Seattle

Individual
- Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss recorded a points-assist double double with 14 pts and a career best 10 assists ... he’s the first Husky to do so since Abdul Gaddy (March 20, 2012 vs. Oregon)
-Senior C.J. Wilcox moved into second all-time at UW in scoring with his 23 points passing Jon Brockman ... now stands at 1,814 points
-Senior Perris Blackwell reached double-figures off the bench for the second-straight game with 12 points and eight boards
- Junior Desmond Simmons recorded his first double-double of the season with 11 rebounds and 10 points , the fourth of his career
-In just 12 minutes, Shawn Kemp, Jr scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field
- Andrew Andrews reached double-figure scoring for the third-straight game with 15 points

 

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