Jan. 22, 2013
||WASHINGTON AT OREGON STATE
Wednesday, Jan. 23| 8:30 pm (PT) | Alaska Airlines Arena
Live Stats | TV: Pac-12 Network | Radio: KJR 950 AM & 102.9 FM (Affiliates)
UW-OSU Game Notes
SEATTLE - Washington (12-6, 4-1) continues its stretch of playing six of eight games on the road this Wednesday against Oregon State (10-8, 0-5) in Corvallis. The Huskies are trying to win their fourth-straight road game in Conference play. If UW emerges victorious, it will be the first time since 1953 that they have began Conference play 4-0 on the road. Washington has won 8 of its last 10, and 10 of 13 games. Dating back to the 2011 Pac-12 tournament, the Huskies are 21-6 against conference foes.
Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd will call Wednesday's action on the Pac-12 Network. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radio by IMG College Sports Network and KJR Sportsradio 950 AM and 102.9 FM with Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton calling the action (Satellite radio Sirius 123, OSU broadcast). In addition, Gregg Bell will chat live from courtside on GoHuskies.com.
Washington vs. Oregon State
Washington leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 154-137 margin since the ﬁrst meeting in 1904. Wednesday's game will mark the 292nd contest between the two teams -- the 2nd longest rivalry in the Pac-12*, trailing only Oregon vs. Oregon State (338 games). *UW-UO will play for the 292nd time on Saturday. The Huskies earned their sixth regular season series sweep in 10 years under Romar in 2012, beating OSU 95-80 at home on Dec. 29 and 75-72 in Corvallis on Feb. 12. The Beavers got their revenge in the Pac-12 tournament, ousting the No. 1 seed Huskies with a 86-84 win on March 8. Since 2004, the Huskies have dominated the series, going 16-4 during that stretch. Lorenzo Romar is 16-6 all-time against the Beavs (including 9-1 in Seattle, 6-4 in Corvallis and 1-1 in the Pac-12 Tournament). OSU coach Craig Robinson is 2-8 all-time against UW.
Last Time Vs. Oregon State
AP (3/8/12) - Despite Washington entering the game with a top seed, ninth-seeded OSU beat Washington 86-84 in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. Freshman Tony Wroten had a career-high 29 points, a record for a Washington freshman, but missed four game-deciding free throws. OSU's Jared Cunningham scored 18 points, Devon Collier had 19 points and seven rebounds in the narrow victory. The Huskies went 9-21 on free throws in the second half. Terrence Ross finished the night with 15 points, but the Pac-12 regular season champion Huskies fell to the Beavers in the conference tournament.
The Dawgs came into the Utah game allowing Pac-12 opponents to shoot .374 from the field. The Utes shot 60.4%, the highest FG% vs. the Huskies since Arizona shot 65.3% on Jan. 4, 2007.
Despite Saturday's loss, the Huskies are still in position to have a 5-1 start for the fourth time in Lorenzo Romar's 11 seasons. UW started 7-1 in 2011, 6-1 in 2009 and 6-1 in 2005 -- interestingly, all odd numbered years.
The Huskies started Conference play 4-0 for the 2nd time in Lorenzo Romar's 11 seasons - also 2011 - and just the 4th times in the last 35 years.
Dating back to the 2011 Pac-10 tournament, which the Huskies won on Isaiah Thomas' cold-blooded shot vs. Arizona, Washington is 21-6 versus other Conference teams.
The Huskies are giving up 65.4 ppg which only ranks 9th overall among league teams but would be UW's best mark since the 1990 team allowed 65.1 ppg. The previous low watermark in Romar's tenure is 69.5 in 2009.
UW is defintely getting more and more defensive in league play. They are allowing a Pac-12 best 59.6 ppg in conference action after ranking 10th in non-conference play giving up 67.6 ppg. UW also ranks tops in conference play in 3-point FG pct defense (.206). They were 11th during non-conference action. UW is also 2nd with a +6.0 rebound margin in league after a ranking 10th in non-conference play at +2.8.
C.J. Wilcox has scored 20 or more points in 9 of 11 home games total. He is averaging a team-best 21.2 ppg in Alaska Airlines Arena. In 7 games away from home, Wilcox is averaging just 15.7 ppg.
Wilcox ranks 32nd all-time in UW history with 1,066 points and just needs five more to pass a couple of Husky Hall of Famers Frank Guisness and Jack Nichols.
Scott Suggs needs three 3-point makes to break into UW's top-10 career list. He has 114, trailing 10th-place Terrence Ross by two.
Abdul Gaddy passed Eldridge Recasner into sixth all-time in UW history for career assists (370) on Saturday vs. Utah. Up next, Venoy Overton with 390.
Aziz N'Diaye is 3rd all-time in UW history with a .567 career field goal percentage. He shoots a league best 66.7% in Pac-12 action and 62.7%, overall which represents the 5th best shooting season all-time in UW history. Todd MacCulloch holds the top four spots on the list of best single-season FG percentages (.676, 1997; .675, 1996; .662, 1999; .650, 1998).
The Huskies are 10-2 in games in which N'Diaye records a double-double.
The Huskies went down to the Bay Area and earned their first road sweep of Cal and Stanford since 1985, That year they went on to win a share of the Pac-10 championship.
Since Washington's first season in 1896, this year marked the sixth time that UW opened conference play with three road games (1911, 1912, 1943, 1993 and 1999) and the first times since 1912 they only won all three.
Among active Pac-12 players, Wilcox leads everyone with 181 career 3-point field goals (2nd, Allen Crabbe, Cal, 171), while Abdul Gaddy leads in assists with 374 (2nd, Solomon Hill, Ariz, 249).
Lorenzo Romar has 113 conference wins and is tied with UCLA's Ben Howland for 12th all-time. Howard Dallmar is 13th all-time with 132. Cal's Mike Montgomery leads all active coaches with 262 conference wins and is fifth in league history.
Last Time Out: Utah 74, UW 65 (Jan. 19)
AP - Jason Washburn scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half, Brandon Taylor added a career-high 19 off the bench and Utah won its first Pac-12 road game in two seasons as a member of the conference with a stunning 74-65 win over Washington on Saturday night. The Utes (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12) were winless in conference play this season and having last won a Pac-12 game on Feb. 25, 2012 against Stanford, used hot shooting and a smart defensive plan to take down the Huskies and hand Washington its first conference loss. Washington was trying to start 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1984. Instead the Huskies (12-6, 4-1) were left shaking their heads at their execution in the closing minutes that ruined what Washington accomplished winning its first three conference games on the road.