Regina Rogers is tied for the team lead in scoring with 18 ppg.
Nov. 19, 2010
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Huskies Travel To Utah For Road Date With BYU
The Washington women's basketball team will take to the road looking to build off its season-opening win over Portland State (51-50) last week. Up next for the Huskies (1-0) is a trip to Provo, Utah, and a date with the BYU Cougars (0-2), who will debut at the Marriott Center for the first time this season. This matchup is a return trip for Washington, who hosted BYU last season at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. It was a drama-filled affair, with the Huskies escaping with a 67-66 win on the strength of a late 3-pointer.
Steve Sandmeyer will handle all play-by-play duties for the Washington Huskies - both home and away - on KKNW 1150AM. During home games, the 12-year radio man will also be joined by former women's basketball letter-winner Elise (Niemela) Woodward, who will provide color commentary. Dan Giuliani calls home games for GoHuskies.com, part of a joint venture with Comcast On-Demand. This year, Giuliani will team with former women's basketball letter-winner Sara Mosiman.
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
About the Huskies
Kristi Kingma and Regina Rogers are tied for the team lead in scoring with 18 ppg. Rogers continued in her usual fashion of converting nearly every opportunity around the basket, evidenced by an efficient 9-for-14 from the floor against the Vikings.
Mollie Williams might not have had her best night from the floor, but she did nail the game-winner for the Huskies in their win over Portland State. The junior forward also tallied a career-best with 13 rebounds (seven offensive) and five assists to round out her night.
The Huskies held the Vikings to just 28 percent shooting from the floor in the season-opener on Nov. 14, and a 26 percent mark from beyond the arc.
Charmaine Barlow was another reason the Huskies out-rebounded Portland State (46-44). The junior wing from Seattle tallied a career-high eight rebounds in a starting role.
Washington is 5-4 all-time against opponents from the Mountain West Conference. UW went 1-0 against the MWC in 2009-10, with the lone win coming against BYU.
Washington was fifth in the Pac-10 in blocks, averaging 3.5 per game. Rogers, Mackenzie Argens and the now-graduated Laura McLellan (who finished her career 8th in school history) formed a three-headed monster to lead the Huskies in blocked shots.
Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah. The Cougars play in the Mountain West Conference and are coached by Jeff Judkins, who is entering his 10th season in Provo. Last year, Judkins steered the Cougars to a 23-10 record, with an 11-5 mark in the Mountain West Conference, the second best mark in the league.
The Cougars reached the quarterfinals of the WNIT last season, losing to eventual champion California.
BYU was picked to finish third in the MWC this season, behind TCU and San Diego State.
The Cougars return eight letterwinners from the 2009-10 squad, including four starters. Back for BYU is senior G Mindy Bonham (11.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), G Jazmine Foreman (9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg) and senior guard Haley Hall (9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg).
While there are high expectations for the Cougars in Provo, the team is off to an 0-2 start. The season began with a 69-54 loss at No. 5/6 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, followed by a 59-56 defeat at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Senior F Coriann Fraughton, a native of Basin City, Wash., leads the Cougars in scoring this season with 12.5 points per game. She's the only BYU player averaging more than double-digits in points. The Cougars are shooting just 30 percent as a team, 29 percent from deep.
BYU has 40 turnovers in two games, compared to just 27 assists.
Series Record: The Huskies own a 5-4 record against the Cougars all-time, including a 2-1 mark in Provo. Washington won its home opener last season against BYU when Sami Whitcomb (who is now the team's video coordinator) hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining, which capped 12 consecutive points for the senior in a furious rally. BYU had four players score in double figures.
Noteworthy: The Cougars have two players from the State of Washington on their roster: Coriann Fraughton and Jazmine Foreman (Vancouver, Wash.) ... This is the last season BYU will play in the Mountain West Conference, as the school plans to make a dramatic shift towards independence in football and the West Coast Conference in other sports in 2011-12 ... Washington and BYU already met once this season - in football. The Cougars defeated the Huskies at LaVell Edwards Stadium 23-17, a game that marked the return of Huskies' coach Steve Sarkisian to his alma mater
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies barely have time to catch their breath before heading on the road again. Up next is a long flight to Alaska, where the team will play in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout against Kent State and either San Jose State or host Alaska-Anchorage on Nov. 23-24 at Sullivan Arena.