Jazmine Davis scored 11 points in her first action as a Husky on Tuesday.
Nov. 9, 2011
Game Notes: Washington vs. UC-Davis
Huskies Romp In 99-40 Exhibition Win Over Concordia
SEATTLE - Now the season begins in earnest.
The Washington women's basketball team (0-0) opens the 2011-12 regular season when they host UC Davis on Friday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. Kevin McGuff and Co. will welcome a formidable Big West Conference opponent to Alaska Airlines Arena in the Aggies, who won 24 games last year and reached the NCAA Tournament.
The Huskies are coming off a 99-40 exhibition win over Concordia (Ore.) on Tuesday. Regina Rogers led the Dawgs with 28 points and 13 rebounds, one of five players who totaled double figures.
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 pregame show for UC Davis will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., on Friday.
For streaming audio, please visit www.1150kknw.com.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat during the game as part of a GoHuskies.com feature.
Kristi Kingma will miss the entire 2011-12 season after tearing her ACL during the Huskies' foreign tour of Scandinavia this summer. Kingma was the team's leading scorer last season, averaging 15.6 ppg. She set a UW record for most 3-pointers in a single season with 79.
The Huskies are 30-7 in home openers in their lifetime.
The Huskies held the high-scoring Cavaliers to just 2-of-28 (7.1 percent) in the second half of Tuesday's exhibition.
Washington was picked 10th in the preseason Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Poll.
Washington has six newcomers this season: three early signees, one transfer and two late signees.
The Huskies went 5-0 during a summer tour of Europe's Scandinavian countries.
Other UW Quick Hitters
In Kevin McGuff's up-tempo offense, the Huskies took 77 shots, more than they did in any game last season. After a sluggish start, the Dawgs outscored Concordia 54-12 in a rollicking second half.
Three Huskies (Regina Rogers, Aminah Williams & Mackenzie Argens) recorded double-doubles against Concordia. Not coincidentally, Washington out-rebounded the smaller Cavaliers 57-35.
At one point during the exhibition the Huskies made 16 consecutive free throws. Overall, the Dawgs shot 28-37 (75 percent) from the line.
About UC Davis
The University of California-Davis is located in Davis, Calif., a college town situated halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco. The Aggies play in the Big West Conference, and are the defending conference tournament champions. Last year, Davis finished 24-9 and made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, frustrating Pac-12 power Stanford with its Princeton offense for a half before falling 86-59.
The Aggies are coached by Jennifer Gross, one of the top players in UC-Davis history. Gross took over this season from long-time coach Sandy Simpson, who retired following the team's loss to Stanford last year. Gross still holds the school records for career assists (448). She also scored 1,143 points as an Aggie.
UC-Davis was picked to finish third in the Big West this year in the conference's preseason media poll.
UC-Davis has three starters returning from last year's squad, but must absorb the loss of Paige Mintun. The forward was an All-Big West first team selection last year after averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds a game.
Kasey Riecks led the Aggies with 23 points in Davis' 62-54 exhibition win over D-II opponent Humboldt State on Nov. 5.
Series Record: The two programs have met once in their history, a 69-58 win by Davis over the Huskies during the Waikiki Marriott Classic in November, 2007.
Noteworthy: Aggies assistant coach Des Abeyta has plenty of Seattle ties after serving as the varsity coach at Forest Ridge HS in Bellevue, Wash. She was also an assistant at North Seattle Community College ... UC-Davis has one foreign import in Idit Oryon, a 6-0 sophomore from Jerusalem, Israel ... Davis has been a member of NCAA Div. I since the 2007-08 season, the same year they beat the Huskies in Hawaii.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies remain at home to prepare for their crosstown rival - Seattle University. This is the renewal of a home-and-home series the two programs hope to enjoy going forward. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., on Nov. 16 at Alaska Airlines Arena.