Regina Rogers leads the Huskies with 16.1 points per game.
Feb. 4, 2012
Game Notes: UW At USC
Coming off a dramatic, but ultimately heartbreaking overtime loss to UCLA, the Huskies attempt to put that in the rearview mirror when they travel across town to face USC on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Much like Washington, the Trojans have dealt with a series of injuries to key players. But USC has managed to remain in the upper echelon of the Pac-12 Conference, where they sit in a tie for 3rd place after beating Washington State, 67-61, on Thursday.
The Huskies have lost seven in a row to the Trojans, but will look to snap the streak when both teams meet at the Galen Center on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
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 be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports Net. Jim Watson will handle play-by-play duties while Mary Murphy will assist with color commentary.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat with Kristi Kingma during the game on gohuskies.com.
Regina Rogers put forth her seventh double-double this season against UCLA, scoring 21 points to go with 12 rebounds. Rogers is just 79 points away from eclipsing 1,000 for her career, which has spanned two universities.
Mercedes Wetmore set a new career high with seven assists at UCLA.
Washington is now 0-for-2 in overtime games this season. Both times the winning team forced overtime with a last-gasp shot.
Jazmine Davis tied a season/career high with eight FTs made against UCLA. The freshman has gone 8-for-8 on two seperate occasions this season, and is shooting 80 percent from the line.
Washington has not won at either of the two Los Angeles schools since a Feb. 9, 2006 victory at USC in 2OT.
Five of the nine Husky losses have come with the team within one possession in the game's final minute.
Washington failed to block a shot at UCLA, the first time this season the Huskies have not recorded a block.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Regina Rogers is third in the Pac-12 in scoring at 16.1 points per game. Her 8.3 rebounds per contest ranks sixth in the league. Rogers is one of the nation's best in terms of scoring efficiency, making 61.7 percent of her shots. She now resides in third place nationally, trailing Baylor's Brittany Griner (62.1) and Kansas's Carolyn Davis (62.0).
Jazmine Davis is averaging 17.8 points during Pac-12 play, a mark that's second in the league. Davis now has four 20-point games when playing conference opponents.
The University of Southern California is located in downtown Los Angeles. The Trojans are coached by Michael Cooper, a former Los Angeles Lakers star. Cooper is an accomplished coach, having won a WNBA Championship with the LA Sparks of the WNBA in 2009. This is his third season with the Women of Troy.
Cassie Harbarts is the Trojans leading scorer, with an average of 12.2 points per game. In addition, the sophomore post pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game. Briana Gilbreath, the two-time reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, averages 12.1 points. She leads the team with 34 steals.
The Trojans lost star guard Jacki Gemelos with a torn ACL earlier this season, when the senior went down during a game at Texas A&M. For Gemelos it was the fourth time she's torn her ACL, two on each knee.
The Trojans are the worst-shooting team in the Pac-12, averaging just 38 percent from the field. Interestingly enough, USC is the second-best in terms of percentage from behind the arc, making almost 34 percent of its 3's.
Senior guard Ashley Corral is fourth in the Pac-12 in 3-point FG percentage, making 39 percent of her looks from deep.
Series Record: USC has had the upper hand against the Huskies recently, and comes into the game having won its last seven games against UW. The Huskies missed a golden opportunity last season, when they held a three-point lead with under 10 seconds remaining. But Jacki Gemelos hit a 29-foot 3 to tie the game, and the Trojans went on to win in OT.
Noteworthy: Trojans senior PG Ashley Corral is from Vancouver, Wash., and grew up playing AAU ball with injured Husky star Kristi Kingma. Corral's sister, Heather, recently signed a Letter of Intent to play for the Huskies next season.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies are back in Seattle to begin the second round of Pac-12 Conference play, starting with the Oregon Ducks on Thursday, Feb. 9 and then the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, Feb. 11.