EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington continues with the second round of the WNIT on Monday night at Oregon. The Dawgs (18-13) look to continue their season by advancing past their conference rival, Oregon (16-15) at 7 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena.
Monday's game will be available via webcast on goducks.com and live on radio at 1150 KKNW in Seattle and 1150kknw.com. Stay tuned to gohuskies.com as links for the webcast and live stats become available on Monday.
What To Look For
- Mercedes Wetmore will tie Giuliana Mendiola's Husky career record with her 124th game played at Oregon.
- The Dawgs scored 108 points in the last meeting against Oregon, their highest point total since 2003.
- With Friday's WNIT win over Hawai'i, UW has one the first round game three years in a row.
- Washington has three wins over ranked teams, including then-No. 3 Stanford and at then-No. 18-California. Only No. 1 UConn has also beat Stanford and Cal this year.
- Kelsey Plum became is just 12 points shy of Giuliana Mendiola's single-season scoring record at UW. Plum has 649 points this season, including breaking the single-game freshman scoring record with 38 points in the last meeting against Oregon.
- Washington was the first Pac-12 team to beat both Stanford and Cal in a season since UCLA in 2006.
- The Huskies are 12-0 when having a better field goal percentage than their opponent.
- The Feb. 9 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 13-1 in games they hold their opponent under 70 points.
- Jazmine Davis is now fifth on UW's all-time scoring list with 1,710 points. She became the first Husky to ever score 500 points in three-straight seasons.
- Plum and Davis make up the nation's second-highest scoring backcourt duo at 40.1 points per game. Only Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome of UT Martin (43.4) are scoring more.
- The Dawgs earned their sweep in LA since 2002 with their wins over UCLA and USC.
- The Dawgs three wins over ranked teams this season is the most for UW since 2001.
- Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum each have three games of 30 points this year. The Husky record is Jamie Redd with five game of 30 or more points in 1996-97.
- The Dawgs have a (-3.5) rebounding margin on the season, ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams leads Washington with 10.4 rebounds per game and has double-digit boards in 20 games this season.
- The Husky guards have been playing major minutes, including Mercedes Wetmore playing the entire game in 14 of 18 Pac-12 contests. Wetmore, Plum, and Davis each rank in the top 5 in the conference in minutes.
- Katie Collier leads the Huskies in bench minutes with 329, but as a team the Dawgs have only played 1,091 minutes (35.2 mpg) off the bench the entire season.
- Washington has three guards that can handle the point guard duties. Davis, Plum and Wetmore each bring the ball up the court and has combined for 313 of Washington's 392 assists this season. Wetmore leads the team with 4.0 assists per game, which is fourth in the Pac-12.
- Aminah Williams is now 45th in Pac-12 history with 804 rebounds for her career.
- Talia Walton has scored in double-figures in 16 games this season. UW is 11-5 in those games.
Washington is 1-1 against the Ducks this season, having won 108-100 in the previous meeting in Seattle. In Eugene back in January, the Dawgs fell 101-85. All-time against Oregon, Washington is 45-44, including winning six of the last seven. Oregon is the highest scoring team in the country, averaging 93.4 points per game. Chrishae Rowe has the all-time Pac-12 freshman scoring record with 673 points this season. She averages 21.7 ppg, while Jillian Alleyne averages 21.5 ppg and a nation-leading 15.9 rpg.
UW In The WNIT
Washington is playing in the WNIT for a third-straight season, having advanced to the quarterfinals in 2012 and the second round last season. Overall, the Dawgs are making their sixth appearance in the WNIT. The Huskies are now 9-5 in the tournament after Friday's win against Hawai'i. Washington debuted in the WNIT in 1999, while also appearing in 2002, 2004, 2012 and last season. The Dawgs are 6-0 in the first round of the tournament.
Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum earned All-Pac-12 honors with Plum being named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Davis became just the fourth Husky to earn First Team All-Pac-12 honors, joining Rhonda Smith, Jamie Redd and Giuliana Mendiola. Plum was the third Husky to be named All-Pac-12 joining Davis in 2012 and Kared Deden in 1988. Also being honored were Mercedes Wetmore and Aminah Williams who were named Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honorable mention.
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 7.9 3-pointers per game, which is third in the Pac-12, shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum share the team lead with 72 3's apiece. Meanwhile Talia Walton has made 43 and Mercedes Wetmore 20. Defensively, the Dawgs are allowing a Pac-12 worst 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and opponents are making 7.4 per game. In Pac-12 play, Washington improved to 35.1 percent shooting, while only allowing opponents to shoot at a 33.8 percent clip. Cold shooting from beyond the arc was among the things that cost UW in oepning round of the Pac-12 tournament loss where they shot just 5-23 (21.7 percent).
The Husky guards, Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis are averaging 40.1 points per game or 55.4 percent of the UW offense. The numbers were even more pronounced in Pac-12 play where Plum and Davis scored 41.9 points per game, which is 58.2 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 -3.5, which is ninth in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams is having another tremendous season on the glass, averaging 10.4 rebounds per game. Talia Walton is adding 7.7 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. Osahor averaged 4.5 rebound per game in Pac-12 play, despite playing just 14.5 minutes per game.
Valuing The Ball
After leading the Pac-12 in turnover margin in 2012-13, the Dawgs are just ninth in the conference with a -0.2 ratio this season. For the year, UW has created 398 turnovers, while giving it away 404 times. Aminah Williams leads UW with 44 steals, while Mercedes Wetmore has added 38. Jazmine Davis has turned it over the most, 111 times. In conference, UW was better with a +0.2 turnover ratio. The Dawgs have created 194 turnovers, while giving it up 191 times.
Getting To The Line
The Dawgs have made 98 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 200 times apiece and are currently third and sixth on the single-season free throw attempts list at UW. Plum is second in the Pac-12 with 179 made free throws and Davis is fourth with 140. The Dawgs are taking advantage of their free throws, shooting 70.6 percent, while their opponents are at just 63.4 percent. The combination of more attempts and a better percentage has allowed the Dawgs to outscore their opponents at the line by 111 points so far this year.
WNIT Opening Win
Washington made it three-straight years with a first round win in the WNIT. The Dawgs defeated Hawai'i, 67-50, behind 24 points from Kelsey Plum and 22 points from Jazmine Davis. The Dawgs were outrebounded, but held Hawai'i to just 17 made field goals and a 26.6 percent shooting percentage.