Jazmine Davis scored 28 points the last time the Huskies faced Arizona.
Feb. 17, 2012
Washington Game Notes | Arizona Game Notes
The Huskies didn't get off to the start they wanted to at the desert schools, but the opportunity for a split is up for grabs when UW meets Arizona on Sunday.
Although Arizona is ranked last in the Pac-12, the Wildcats boast some of the more proficient scorers in the league, headlined by junior Davellyn Whyte. UA is coming off a 40-point win over Washington State (91-51), and will be going for its first weekend sweep of the season.
Washington, meanwhile, is playing for a possible postseason berth and seeding heading into next month's Pac-12 Tournament. What's also at stake is a season sweep of Arizona, something that hasn't occured for UW since the 2008 season.
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 nationally on Fox Sports Net. Play-by-play will be handled by Steve Physioc while former Stanford letterwinner Rosalyn Gold-Onwude will provide color.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat with injured Huskies superstar Kristi Kingma during the game on gohuskies.com.
Regina Rogers scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds vs. Arizona State. The senior is just 22 points away from reaching 1,000 for her career, which has spanned two universities.
Rogers and Jazmine Davis share the team lead in scoring with 15.8 ppg. Both players have combined to score in double digits 42 times this season, an identical 21 times each.
Davis came into the ASU game the fifth leading freshman scorer in D-I women's basketball.
Washington is just 46 points away from equaling their scoring total from all of last season.
Fifty percent of the Husky scoring (63.7 ppg) has come from Davis and Rogers this season.
The Huskies are 2-0 on FSN/ROOT Sports broadcasts this season.
The 24 turnovers for the Huskies at Arizona State was one off the team's season high.
Washington's +17 effort on the glass at ASU was the third-highest rebounding margin for the Huskies this season.
UW tied a season-high with 11 steals at ASU.
One more victory will give the Huskies their most since the 2006-07 season, when they won 18.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Jazmine Davis is the highest-scoring freshman (and fifth highest-scoring player) in the Pac-12 Conference with 15.8 ppg. Davis is fourth in the league with 46 3-pt FGs made.
Regina Rogers is sixth overall in scoring (15.8 ppg) and second in the league in FG percentage, making 59.8 percent of her attempts. Rogers is sixth in the Pac-12 in rebounding with 8.4 boards per game. Her 3.5 offensive rebounds per game ranks fourth in the league.
The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Ariz. The Wildcats are coached by Niya Butts, a former Tennessee star who is in her fourth year with U of A ... The Wildcats are ranked last in the Pac-12 with just three conference wins.
Davellyn Whyte is second in the Pac-12 in scoring with 17.3 points per game. The junior from Phoenix has one of the best all-court games in the nation, evidenced by her league-leading .394 percent from the 3-point line. Candice Warthen is averaging 12.4 points, mostly off the bench as Arizona has used nine different starting lineups all season.
Arizona is coming off a 21-win season, along with a berth in the Women's National Basketball Invitational (WNIT). But a big part of the Wildcats scoring is missing due to graduation, notably Ify Ibekwe and Soana Lucet. Also missing from the U of A roster is Brooke Jackson, who transferred to Utah State.
Freshman Erin Butler erupted for 21 points against Washington State, two off her season high.
Arizona makes 37 percent of its 3-point attempts, which is ranked 12th in the nation.
Arizona is just 6-6 in games played at the McKale Center .
Series Record: Washington is looking for its first season sweep of Arizona since the 2008 season. The Huskies recorded a 77-48 win over the Wildcats earlier this season in Seattle, highlighted by 28 points from freshman Jazmine Davis. U of A coach Niya Butts is 5-2 against the Huskies in her four years in Tucson.
Noteworthy: Washington assistant Adia Barnes makes her homecoming to the McKale Center, where she molded herself into one of the best players in Arizona history. Barnes scored 2,237 points for the Wildcats and is still their all-time leading scorer ... Davellyn Whyte is the daughter of long-time Major League baseball player Devon White, who was a three-time World Series champion with six different teams.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies return to Seattle to close out the regular season with a three-game homestand, starting with a return of the Apple Cup rivalry with Washington State.