Terrence Ross is 9th in the Pac-12 averaging 14.3 ppg.
Jan. 9, 2012
TV: ROOT Sports (Tom Glasgow and Lenny Wilkens
Radio: Washington IMG Sports Network (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton)
Press Conferences: Romar | Seferian-Jenkins
SEATTLE - Washington will play in its final non-conference game of the regular season when they host Seattle University on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Alaska Airlines Arena (7:00 p.m. tip). The Huskies have proven to be tough to beat at home and are 72-6 (.923) at AAA in non-conference games under the direction of Lorenzo Romar. It will mark the fourth year in a row that the teams have met as part of the renewed rivalry between the two schools that are just four miles apart.
ROOT Sports will televise the game locally with Tom Glasgow calling the action and Hall of Fame coach and player Lenny Wilkens supplying analysis. Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton will provide home radio coverage on KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM and the Washington IMG College Sports Network throughout the Pacific Northwest. Gregg Bell will host a live chat on GoHuskies.com.
Washington-Seattle U History
On March 3, 2009, Washington and Seattle University renewed a rivalry that had been dormant for 29 years. This year's game will officially be the 27th meeting between the two teams, located about four miles apart. UW is 3-0 since the rivalry was renewed. UW holds the 22-4 all-time advantage, including a 12-1 advantage at home. The last time Seattle U beat UW was on Nov. 28, 1978 when they took down the Huskies 82-78 at Hec Ed. Washington dominated Seattle 123-76 the last time the team's met on UW's home floor on Jan. 26, 2010, scoring their second highest total in team history. Lorenzo Romar is 3-0 all-time against the Red Hawks and it will be former UW assistant coach, Cameron Dollar's third time facing his old squad.
Scouting Seattle University
Seattle University is 3-10 in the third season under Cameron Dollar, who was an assistant at Washington from 2002-09 ... Seattle's wins have come against Evergreen State, Montana State and Nebraska Omaha ... The Redhawks are 1-5 on the road ... Seattle U sophomore Clarence Trent was a freshman on UW's 2009-10 team that won the Pac-10 Tournament Championship and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament before deciding to transfer after the season ... Aaron Broussard is Seattle U's leading scorer with 17.2 ppg. He also grabs 6.1 rebounds per game. Trent is second on the team with 11.5 ppg. Eric Wallace is the only other Seattle U player scoring in double figures with 10.1 ppg. He also leads the team with 8.0 rpg ... Seattle University will join the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012.
Last Time Out Vs. Seattle U
Matthew Bryan-Amaning scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas added 20 points and four assists, Aziz N'Diaye had a career-best 15 points with 10 rebounds and the Dawgs rebounded from a loss at Arizona by pounding Seattle University and former UW assistant Cameron Dollar, 95-74. The Huskies wore down the smaller Redhawks by pounding the ball inside to Bryan-Amaning and N'Diaye. Like MBA, the sophomore junior-college transfer blossomed in all the free space inside. He slammed home rebounds. He ran the floor like a guard. He also had three blocks in his best all-around game as a Husky. The Huskies weren't just dominant inside on offense. They outrebounded Seattle 49-28. They had nine blocked shots - two short of their season high - and held Seattle (10-17) to 32 percent shooting in the first half, when they essentially ended the game by taking four different leads of 11 points.
UW's Last Game - vs. Utah (1/7)
AP - Terrence Ross scored 14 points and hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to help Washington outlast Utah 57-53 on Saturday. Desmond Simmons collected 10 rebounds off the bench to help the Huskies (9-6, 2-1 Pac-12) bounce back from a blowout loss to Colorado two nights earlier. Josh Watkins scored 18 and Cedric Martin 11 for the Utes (4-11, 1-2), who threatened down to the final seconds. There were plenty of chances for the Huskies to close it out in the final minute, but they gave the Utes second life when Simmons and Ross combined to miss the front end of one-on-one opportunities on three consecutive trips to the line. That allowed Utah to claw back once more. The Utes made it 55-53 when Martin buried a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. Ross helped Washington escape by finally hitting a pair of free throws with 9 seconds to play.
Did You Know ... ???
The 57 points that Washington scored against Utah are the second fewest in a Husky victory during the Lorenzo Romar era? On Dec. 23, 2005, the Huskies beat Lehigh 54-37. In fact, Washington has only won five times during the Romar era when they have scored less than 60 points. The other wins were a pair of 59-52 decisions over WSU and Oregon State during the 2010 season and a 59-51 win over ASU in the 2007 Pac-10 Tournament.
Wins Vs. Losses, Statistically Speaking
The Huskies are scoring 82.0 ppg in wins and 72.7 in losses (+9.3). The Dawgs are giving up 66.3 points per game in wins and 82.8 in losses (-16.5).
UW is shooting 48.3% from the field in wins, but 43.6% in losses. Opponents shoot 38.1% in losses but 48% in wins.
In wins, UW is +3.7 in the turnover margin and average 14.7 assists per game. In losses, UW is -4.2 in the turnover margin and averages 12.8 assists per game.
UW shoots 43.4% from 3-point range in wins, but just 27.8% in losses. The opponents shoot 32.5% from 3-point range in UW wins but kick it up to 43.3% in UW losses.
Surprisingly, UW's rebounding margin is better in losses at +6.2 and only +2.7 in UW wins.
Husky Quick hitters...
UW is the only Pac-12 team that has 3 players ranked among the conference's top-10 in scoring & top-15 in rebounding. Tony Wroten is 2nd in scoring (16.5), C.J. Wilcox is 7th (14.9) and Terrence Ross is 9th (14.3). Aziz N'Diaye ranks 3rd in rebounding (7.5 rpg), Ross 14th with 6.1 rpg and Desmond Simmons 12th (6.3).
Huskies that lead the Pac-12 in statistical categories are: Abdul Gaddy - assist/turnover ratio (3.0 - 72 asst/24 to). He ranks 9th nationally in the category.
UW leads the Pac-12 in total rebounds and ranks 20th nationally and is second with 78.3 points per game to rank 27th nationally.
C.J. Wilcox is the 10th player in UW history with 100 or more career 3-pointers. He ranks 10th all-time in UW history with 103.
Tony Wroten became just the 7th player in UW history with 7 or more steals when he did it at Colorado and was the first since Joel Smith on Dec. 22, 2004.