Nov. 27, 2012
||WASHINGTON vs. SAINT LOUIS
Wednesday, Nov. 28 | 9:00 pm (PT) | Alaska Airlines Arena
Live Stats | TV: Pac-12 Network | Radio: KJR (Affiliates)
UW-Saint Louis Notes
SEATTLE -- The Huskies limp into their second of four-straight home games on Wednesday, Nov. 28 vs. Saint Louis (9:00 p.m.) hoping that a late night start might catch the visitors off guard. Washington has lost two-straight games overall and two in a row at home for the first time since 2008. The Huskies are banged up, to say the least, missing Shawn Kemp Jr. and walk on Quinn Sterling until late December at the earliest, plus senior co-captain Scott Suggs was added to the list of casualties with a sprained right foot and is day-to-day.
UW will have six of its next seven games at home and the eighth game will be played at nearby Key Arena.
Wednesday's game is the Huskies latest tip off time at home this season. The late-night affair will be on the Pac-12 Network with Kevin Calabro and Detlef Schrempf calling the action. Locally, the game will be broadcast over the radio airwaves on KJR Sports Radio 950 AM and 102.9 FM by Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton. In addition, Gregg Bell will chat live exclusively on GoHuskies.com.
C.J. Wilcox poured in a career high 28 points in UW's loss to Colorado State on Saturday. He was 11-of-28 from the field; both totals were half of the team's totals for the game. Wilcox was the only Husky with double-figure points.
Aziz N'Diaye leads the Pac-12 in rebounds (11.0 rpg) and is 11th nationally through Sunday's action.
The Huskies have an RPI ranking of 18th, highest among Pac-12 schools.
UW was outrebounded 45-21 by Colorado State. The Rams had 24 offensive rebounds to the Huskies 7. Their defensive rebound total of 21 equaled the Huskies' rebound total.
Washington hadn't lost back-to-back home games since the end of the 2008 season when they dropped the regular season finale to Arizona State and then lost in the CBI to Valparaiso.
The last time the Huskies dropped back-to-back non-conference home games happened almost a decade ago. They lost the last non-conference game of the 2001-02 season to Gonzaga on Dec. 11, 2001 and then lost the first game of the 2002-03 season at home to Montana State on Nov. 24, 2002.
The last time the Huskies lost back-to-back non-conference games IN THE SAME SEASON at Alaska Airlines Arena occured in 2000-01 when they dropped three-straight in December to Saint Louis, UC-Irvine and San Diego.
The Huskies win over Seton Hall snapped a seven-game losing streak in non-conference games away from Alaska Airlines Arena.
UW vs. Saint Louis/Atlantic 10
Washington and Saint Louis will meet for the 15th time in the school's histories with Saint Louis holding an 8-6 advantage. The Billikens have won the last three games vs. the Huskies, including a 77-64 decision in Saint Louis last season on Nov. 20, 2011. The last time the two teams met in Seattle was Dec. 5, 2000 in just the third game at newly renovated Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Saint Louis dealt UW its first loss at the remodeled arena, 69-61. The Huskies last win over Saint Louis came on Nov. 28, 1998 at the Big Island Invitational and going back even further, Washington hasn't beat the Billikens in Seattle since Dec. 21, 1954. The Huskies are 11-11 all-time against current teams in the Atlantic-10 Conference. Their last victory over a team from the conference came is that 1998 win over Saint Louis, but they were members of Conference USA at the time. UW beat Xavier in the first round of the 1998 NCAA tournament, truly the last time UW took down an Atlantic-10 member.
Scouting Saint Louis
Saint Louis has alternated wins and losses in its first five contests and enters Wednesday on a winning streak and 3-2 overall ... Junior forward Dwayne Evans leads the Billikens in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg). Senior forward Cody Ellis comes off the bench and averages 12.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg ... Junior guard Mike McCall Jr. scores 11.0 ppg and shoots 45.2 percent from the floor, which includes a 53.8 percent clip (7-of-13) from 3-point range. McCall Jr. has averaged 36.6 minutes per game as SLU is without two guards (senior Kwamain Mitchell and freshman Keith Carter) due to injury ... Senior forward Cory Remekun has been a welcomed addition to the lineup since returning after missing the first two games due to injury. He has hit 68.4 percent (13-of-19) of his shots while scoring 10 ppg ... Jim Crews was named interim head coach in August after it was announced that Rick Majerus would not coach this year due to ongoing treatment and evaluation for a heart condition. On Nov. 16, Saint Louis University announced that Majerus would not return to SLU as his ailment precludes him from returning to coaching in the immediate future.
Last Time Out
AP - Greg Smith scored 15 points, Dorian Green added 14 and Colorado State outrebounded Washington by 24 in a 73-55 win over the Huskies on Saturday night. The Rams (4-0) had more offensive rebounds (24) than Washington had total rebounds (21) as the frontcourt of Smith and Colton Iverson overpowered the Huskies (2-3). Iverson and Daniel Bejarano each scored 13 points for Colorado State. Iverson and Pierce Hornung had 12 rebounds apiece for the Rams. C.J. Wilcox, with 28 points, was the only Washington player in double figures.After a fairly even first half that saw neither team led by more than five points, the Rams took command with a 15-0 run to go on top 47-38 early in the second half. Wilcox and Aziz N'Diaye combined for eight points after the break to give Washington a 38-32 lead. Colorado State then forced the Huskies into turnovers and poor shots during its run.