Kevin McGuff and the Huskies are looking to start a winning streak when Oregon visits Seattle.
Feb. 7, 2012
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The Huskies now have a second crack at their Pac-12 Conference brethren, starting Thursday when the Dawgs host Oregon at Alaska Airlines Arena at 7 p.m.
The Ducks come into the contest sitting just one game ahead of the Huskies in the standings. Washington would also love to have some revenge after Oregon rallied from a 16-point deficit earlier this season in Eugene.
During the game, the Huskies will honor former letterwinner Kayla Burt as part of a promotion with the Hope Heart Institute. Burt suffered through two heart episodes during her playing days that ultimately led to her retirement. She now raises awareness for heart disease with HHI.
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 by UWTV. Michael Preston will provide the play-by-play, and former Husky letterwinner Liz Lay will add the color commentary. A live stream of the broadcast is available on GoHuskies for a small fee.
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 scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds at USC, breaking a three-game double-double streak. Rogers is just 66 points away from eclipsing 1,000 for her career, which has spanned two universities.
Mollie Williams recorded her second-career double-double with 14 points (a personal best) and 11 rebounds against the Trojans. Williams also went 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the game's final two minutes.
Jazmine Davis made 15 of 16 free throws at the Los Angeles schools (.937).
With its 12th win, Washington surpassed its win total from all of last season. One more victory would allow the Huskies to equal their best mark in the past five years.
Washington scored a season-low 16 points in the paint against the Trojans.
The nine-point deficit overcome at USC was the largest for the Huskies on the road this season. It was the second largest all year, behind the 17-point margin against Cal State Northridge.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Regina Rogers is fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring at 16.0 points per game. Her 8.3 rebounds per contest ranks seventh in the league. Rogers is one of the nation's best in terms of scoring efficiency, making 60.3 percent of her shots. She now resides in third place nationally, trailing Baylor's Brittany Griner (62.7) and Kansas's Carolyn Davis (60.5).
Jazmine Davis is averaging 18.5 points during Pac-12 play, a mark that's second in the league. Davis now has five 20-point games when playing conference opponents.
The University of Oregon, considered one of Washington's primary rivals, is located in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks are coached by Paul Westhead, one of the most successful coaches in all phases of basketball. His run-and-gun style - which emphasizes a fast pace and quick shooting - is one of the most identifiable in all of basketball. Before taking over at UO, Westhead coached the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, winning a league championship.
Senior Amanda Johnson leads the Ducks in scoring, averaging 20.2 points per game. She's played in just 12 games this season (five in the Pac-12) after sustaining a wrist/hand injury earlier in the year. Fellow senior Jasmin Holliday has stepped up admirably in Johnson's place, notching 14.4 ppg in 23 starts.
The Ducks are the second-highest scoring team in the conference, averaging 75.1 ppg. Oregon also allows the most points of any Pac-12 team, surrendering an average of 76.3 per contest.
Oregon leads the Pac-12 in steals with 10.8 per game. Senior Nia Jackson is sixth in the league with 2.1 swipes per game.
Series Record: Washington held a 16-point lead in the first meeting between both programs, only to fall 88-86. Oregon scored 52 points in the second half, making eight 3's to seal the win ... The Huskies hold a 23-12 lead over the Ducks in games played in Seattle.
Noteworthy: Oregon senior guard Nia Jackson is a Seattle native. She played high school ball with Regina Rogers and Charmaine Barlow at Chief Sealth in West Seattle ... Jackson is one of two Seattlites (and four Washingtonians) on the roster. The other is Lexi Petersen, who played at Seattle Christian ... Kristi Kingma's older brother Brett is a freshman guard for the Oregon men's basketball team ... Ducks assistant coach Dan Muscatell is a native of Everett, Wash.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies will look to extract revenge on Oregon's travel partner on Saturday when they host the Beavers at 2 p.m. OSU has won the last two matchups in this series.