Jazmine Davis scored 25 points when the Huskies met the Cougars earlier this season in Pullman.
Feb. 22, 2012
Washington Game Notes | Washington State Game Notes
VIDEO: Coach McGuff Press Conference
Before the Huskies play the Cougars on Sunday, be sure to watch the Washington women's basketball alumni hoop it up against each other on the Alaska Airlines Arena main court. The biennial Alumni Game starts at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximiately an hour.
It's Rivalry Week again for the Huskies as the team returns home for a season-ending, three-game homestand. And it starts with a visit from Washington State, which has lost 33 games in a row to Washington, on Sunday at noon.
The Cougars come into the game having won just once in their last 12 games. The losing skid comes on the heels of a promising start to the season, which saw WSU win its first three Pac-12 games.
The Huskies are brimming with momentum after a gutsy comeback at Arizona, which saw the Dawgs rally from a 12-point deficit and defeat the Wildcats, 68-59. Up for grabs this weekend is conference win No. 7 and improved seeding for the Pac-12 Tournament next month.
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/ROOT Sports. Play-by-play will be handled by Jim Watson while Mary Ann Murphy will provide the color analysis.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat during the game on gohuskies.com.
• Regina Rogers scored 22 points at Arizona, and is now at exactly 1,000 points for her career, which has spanned two universities. Rogers is the 21st player to enter the prestigious club at Washington.
• Rogers and Jazmine Davis have combined to score in double digits 44 times this season, an identical 22 times each.
• Davis is the nation's sixth highest-scoring freshman in D-I women's basketball.
• With a guaranteed four games left in the season, Washington has surpassed its point total for all of last season.
• Exactly fifty percent of the Husky scoring (63.8 ppg) has come from Davis and Rogers this season.
• The Huskies are 3-0 on FSN/ROOT Sports broadcasts this season.
• The +29 on the glass at the Arizona schools was the most for Washington in a weekend Pac-12 series.
• With its 14th win, the Huskies now have the most victories since the 2007-08 season, when the team won 18 and advanced to NCAA Tournament.
Other UW Quick Hitters
• Jazmine Davis is the highest-scoring freshman (and sixth highest-scoring player) in the Pac-12 Conference with 15.9 ppg. Davis is fourth in the league with 49 3-pt FGs made.
• Regina Rogersis third overall in scoring (16.0 ppg) and second in the league in FG percentage, making 59.8 percent of her attempts, one percentage point behind Nneka Ogwumike. Rogers is fifth in the Pac-12 in rebounding with 8.3 boards per game. Her 3.4 offensive rebounds per game ranks fifth in the league.
About Washington State
• Washington State University is located in the Palouse region of the Evergreen State in Pullman, Wash. The Cougars are coached by June Daugherty, who is in her fifth season at WSU. Daugherty, along with her husband/assistant coach Mike, previously coached at Washington for 11 seasons, leading the Huskies to nine postseason berths during her tenure.
• Jazmine Perkins leads the Cougars in scoring with 9.0 ppg. The senior from Berkeley, Calif., is also the team's leading rebounder with 7.7 boards per contest. Perkins leads the Pac-12 in steals with 2.7 a game. Sophomore Sage Romberg is second in points per game with 7.3.
• Washington State lost prodigious scorer Ireti Amojo during the first Pac-12 game of the season when she tore her ACL at Oregon. Amojo came into league play making 50 percent of her three-point attempts.
• Washington State has been out-rebounded by almost five a game during Pac-12 Conference play.
• The Cougars shot just 28.5 percent in its last two games at the Arizona schools, making 26 of their 91 attempts. WSU is making only 32 percent of its shots in Pac-12 play, last in the league.
• Washington State is 3-9 when playing away from Friel Court, but two of those wins have come in Pac-12 play.
Series Record: During the streak, the Huskies have been tested at home several times by the Cougars, highlighted by a one-point UW win in 2000 (56-55) ... the last time WSU beat Washington came during the 1994-95 season, a 72-67 defeat on Friel Court. The last home loss by UW in this series came in 92-93, a 75-72 WSU win in overtime on Jan. 9., 1993.
Noteworthy: Outside of the Daugherty connection, there are plenty of crossovers between the two programs. Cougars guards Katie Grad and Ireti Amojo played with Mercedes Wetmore at Auburn-Riverside High School. Director of Operations Kate Wernerheld the same position at Washington for four seasons.
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.