Jeneva Anderson set a new career-high with eight rebounds against UCSB.
Nov. 25, 2011
Game Notes: UW At SDSU | SDSU Game Notes
Already off to their best start since the 2005-06 season, the Huskies look to add a highlight win when they visit San Diego State on Saturday afternoon.
But this will be Washington's toughest challenge to date. The Aztecs are coming off a tournament title at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Hawaii, which included an upset of No. 18 DePaul. SDSU is a fast-paced, athletic team, averaging 74.2 points per game.
Washington is coming off a thorough win over UC Santa Barbara at the Thunderdome on Wednesday night. The Huskies were led by Regina Rogers, who scored 16 points to go along with eight rebounds. Rogers made 7-of-11 shots from the floor, despite being the focal point of the UCSB defense.
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 San Diego State will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on tape-delay in the San Diego area on Ch. 4 as part of The Mtn network. The network is available nationally on DirecTV.
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Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat during the game.
The Huskies scored a season-low 46 points against UCSB, but in turn held the Gauchos to just 37 points.
The Huskies won their first road game under new coach Kevin McGuff.
Washington was +11 on the boards against UCSB, with forward Jeneva Anderson pulling down a career-high eight rebounds.
Regina Rogers has averaged over 25 minutes a game this season. Last year, the UW center did not play more than 26 minutes a game.
The Huskies bench was out-scored for the first time this season against UCSB.
Eight different Huskies scored against the Matadors, with 17 of those points coming off the bench.
The nine turnovers from Jazmine Davis were the most for a Husky player since Sarah Morton committed 11 against Georgia Tech on Dec. 23, 2010.
Washington held the Gauchos to just 22 percent shooting from the field.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Regina Rogers is fourth in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage, making 72 percent of her shots from the floor.
Washington is fourth in the Pac-12 in terms of free-throw percentage. The Huskies have hit 67 percent of their attempts from the charity stripe.
The Huskies have allowed just four fast-break points this season. Opponents are scoring just 56 points a game against the UW defense, which is third-lowest in the Pac-12.
About San Diego State
San Diego State is located in San Diego, Calif., and is a member of the Mountain West Conference.
The Aztecs are coached by Beth Burns, who is in her second stint in San Diego. Burns coached SDSU from 1989-1997 before leaving to take over the head coaching job at Ohio State. She returned in 2005. Burns was the 2009 Mountain West Coach of the Year.
The Aztecs start a run of three straight Pac-12 opponents. SDSU will host Washington and then travel to face UCLA in Los Angeles and Washington State in Pullman. San Diego State is the only Mountain West Conference school to upset a Top-25 opponent, a 82-74 win over No. 18 DePaul.
San Diego State is led by Courtney Clements, a 6-0 guard who previously played at Arizona. The Long Beach, Calif. native is averaging 21.3 points while making over 50 percent of her shots. Kiyanna Stamps is the only other Aztec player to average double figures, scoring 12 points per contest.
The Aztecs are receiving votes in both major polls. SDSU earned 13 votes in the Associated Press Top-25 poll and one vote in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Series Record: The Huskies are playing the Aztecs for the first time in program history. Washington is the only Pac-12 school that SDSU has yet to play.
Noteworthy: Washington assistant coach Adia Barnes is a San Diego native and still owns a home in the region ... The Aztecs have one Seattle native on their roster - Candace Chambers, who played high school ball at Seattle Prep, which is less than a mile away from the UW campus.
Up Next For The Huskies
The Huskies are back on the road next week for a short trip to Idaho. Washington plays the Vandals at Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho, on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The Vandals are off to a 1-3 start to the season, and will host the Huskies are participating in a two-game tournament at the University of New Mexico.