Freshman Aminah Williams leads the Huskies in steals this season.
Jan. 11, 2012
Game Notes: UW At WSU | WSU Game Notes
Washington makes its second trip to the Palouse this season, but this time the stakes have exponentially increased. The Huskies will matchup against Washington State in the first round of the Apple Cup at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Friel Court.
UW is coming off a home split of the Mountain schools, a mark albeit marred by Utah's miraculous overtime escape to close out the weekend.
Washington State, meanwhile, is off to a 3-1 start in the Pac-12 Conference, something the Cougars haven't accomplished since the 1995-96 season.
The Huskies come into the game having won 32 straight over the Cougars. But the streak has been put in jeopardy recently, particularly when the Huskies make the trip across the state.
For regular season and postseason games, 13-year veteran Steve Sandmeyer handles all play-by-play duties for the Washington Huskies - both home and away - on KKNW 1150AM. Sandmeyer is once again joined by color analyst (and former UW letterwinner) Elise Woodward for home games.
The game will also be broadcast live on ROOT Sports, with Brad Adam providing play-by-play and Francis Williams assisting with color commentary.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat with injured Huskies star Kristi Kingma during the game on gohuskies.com.
Despite the outcome, Washington's defense at one point in the second half stopped Utah on 20 straight possessions.
Jazmine Davis combined to score 42 points against Colorado and Utah. She's the Pac-12 top-scoring freshman at 12.8 points per game.
The Huskies are 0-2 on the road in the Pac-12, having lost at the Oregon schools to open league play.
With 27 points against the Buffaloes, Jazmine Davis assumed the mantle as the Pac-12's top-scoring freshman. The San Jose, Calif., native is averaging 12.6 ppg.
All four of the Huskies' Pac-12 games have been within a one-possession margin in the final minute of the contest.
The 36 points recorded by the Huskies was the lowest output for a Pac-12 team this season. Despite the bizarre mark, the Huskies remain in the upper echelon (fifth) in scoring during Pac-12 play at 63.0 ppg, same as Washington State.
Other UW Quick Hitters
The Huskies are third in the Pac-12 Conference in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to .334 percent from the floor.
Regina Rogers re-assumed first place nationally in field goal percentage. Rogers has made 65 percent of her attempts this season.
Jazmine Davis leads the Pac-12 in free-throw percentage, holding a slight one-point lead (83 to 82) over Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike.
About Washington State
Washington State University is located in Pullman, Wash., situated eight miles from the Washington/Idaho border in the Palouse region of the state.
The Cougars are coached by June Daugherty, who is in her fifth year at WSU. Daugherty previously spent 11 seasons in charge of the Washington program, leading the Huskies to nine postseason berths (including an Elite Eight appearance) during her tenure. Daugherty's husband Mike, who is her top assistant, held the same position at Washington.
Jazmine Perkins leads the Cougars in scoring with 9.4 points per game. She recently eclipsed the 1,000-point mark. The 5-10 guard from Berkeley, Calif., leads the Pac-12 in steals with 3.1 per game. Perkins was named Pac-12 Player of the Week following the team's sweep of the Oregon schools.
The Cougars lost potent scorer Ireti Amojo during their win at Oregon when the German national tore her ACL. Amojo was averaging 9.0 ppg while making 50 percent (21-of-42) of her 3-point attempts.
According to rpiratings.com, the Cougars have played the 15th toughest schedule in the nation. WSU has gone on the road to face Penn State, Ohio State while hosting Louisville and Gonzaga.
Series Record: The Huskies have lost just three games to the Cougars in Pullman over the course of the two programs' histories ... the last time WSU beat Washington came during the 1992-93 season, a 75-72 overtime defeat at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Noteworthy: Outside of the Daugherty connection, there are plenty of crossover between the two programs. Cougars guards Katie Grad and Ireti Amojo played with Mercedes Wetmore at Auburn-Riverside High School. Director of Operations Kate Werner held the same position at Washington for four seasons.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies remain on the road to make what is annually the toughest trip in the conference - the Bay Area schools. Stanford has established itself as the class of the Pac-12, having won the league the past 11 seasons. California has made the postseason the last six years.