Jan. 18, 2013
||WASHINGTON AT WASHINGTON STATE
Sun., Jan. 20 | 2:00 p.m., PT | Beasley Coliseum
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Washington (11-5, 3-2) will host archrival Washington State on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. The in-state battle will be aired live on the Pac-12 Networks with Jim Watson and Kyndra de St. Aubin on the call. The game will also be aired live on 1150 AM in the Seattle Area and streamed live on 1150kknw.com. Steve Sandmeyer and Elise Woodward will call the games live for KKNW.
After defeating Washington State on Tuesday, Washington has now won 35-consecutive games against the Cougars. The last time Washington State beat the Dawgs was in Pullman in 1995. Despite the winning streak, the Cougars played UW close in each of the last three meeetings. Washington won 60-53 earlier this week and 60-56 in Seattle and 60-51 in Pullman last season. Overall, Washington is 65-10 against Washington State all-time.
What To Look For
- Jazmine Davis scored 21 points in the win over WSU. It was her 10th game of 20 points this season.
- Jazmine Davis put up a career-high 37 points in the loss to USC. Her career night was the fifth most points scored in a single game in UW history. She currently leads the Pac-12, scoring 23.3 points per game in conference.
- The Huskies starters have scored 96 percent (1007 of 1048) of their points this season.
- Talia Walton has averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds over the first five Pac-12 games of her career. She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week following UW's sweep of the Arizona schools.
- In the Huskies final non-conference game, UW had a 54-point second-half outburst at UC Davis. In that 20 minutes of basketball, the Huskies shot 19-37 (51.4 percent) from the floor and 8-13 (61.5 percent) from 3-point range to run away from the Aggies who had led at halftime.
- Washingtonis last in the Pac-12 in rebounding margin, but makes up for it by leading the conference in turnover margin and 3-pointers made.
- Head Coach Kevin McGuff picked up his 30th win at Washington with the win over Arizona. He is now 31-19 since coming to Seattle from Xavier.
- Aminah Williams leads the Pac-12 with 15 steals during conference play.
- Washington is 7-1 at Alaska Airlines Arena and 4-4 on the road.
Scouting Washington State
The Cougars enter Sunday's game with a record of 5-11, including 1-4 in Pac-12 play. The lone Pac-12 win came in Pullman against Arizona State, 77-65. Washington State did have some quality non-conference wins, including defeating BYU, Ohio State and Gonzaga. The Cougars are coached by former Washington head coach June Daugherty who is in her sixth season at WSU. She coached 11 seasons in Seattle, compiling a record of 191-139.
Undersized On The Glass
The Huskies have really struggled rebounding the ball in Pac-12 play and are -13.6 in rebounding margin in the five games so far. The Huskies have only outrebounded Arizona so far in conference play. Washington is -7.1 in rebounding margin on the season, which is last in the Pac-12. Aminah Williams has been Washington's queen of the glass with ten double-digit rebounding games . She is third in the Pac-12 with 11.2 rebounds per game.
Valuing The Basketball
Washington has made up for the rebounding margin by winning the turnover battle this season. The Huskies have created 306 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 229 times. Their +4.8 turnover margin is by far the best in the Pac-12. Washington has used pressure defense to create 155 steals on the season to just 105 from its opponents. Aminiah Williams had a career-high six steals against Idaho and matched that with six more against UCLA. She has the team lead with 39, while Mercedes Wetmore has chipped in 31 steals and Kristi Kingma and Talia Walton, 24 apiece.
1,000 Point Club
Kristi Kingma became the 22nd player in UW women's basketball history to score 1,000 points for her career when she surpassed the mark against Pepperdine. Kingma needed 11 points against the Waves to reach the elite level and scored 17 to give her 1,006 points for her career (Now has 1,157). Jazmine Davis is also on pace to reach 1,000 points this season. The sophomore currently has 864 for her career.
Washington currently has the three of the top four players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Jazmine Davis (38.1), Kristi Kingma (37.8) and Mercedes Wetmore (36.2) and have each played almost every minute of every game. The other starters, Aminah Williams (33.5 mpg) and Talia Walton (31.6 mpg) are also playing major minutes. The return of Heather Corral (15.7 mpg) has lightened the load of the Husky guards, but along with Jeneva Anderson (11.3 mpg) the Dawgs play basically a 7-person rotation.
Last Line of Defense
Due to the undersized Washington lineup, Talia Walton is often playing the 5-spot, despite it not being her natural position. The redshirt freshman has responded well, blocking shots at an incredible rate. Walton is currently second in the Pac-12 with 2.1 blocks per game, including a career-best five against Arizona State.
The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 7.8 made 3-pointers per game. Washington is shooting 33.2 percent from three, while attempting 23.3 per game. Kristi Kingma regained the Pac-12 lead in 3-pointers made (44) after making 14 in her first five Pac-12 games. She averages 2.8 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is fourth in the conference, making 2.5 per game. The Huskies have made 37 more threes than their opponent so far this season. In contrast, the Dawgs' opponents are making just 5.1 threes per game and shooting just 26.4 percent from downtown. The Dawgs 3-point field percentage defense is third best in the Pac-12.