Jazmine Davis snapped her streak of double-digit scoring games at SDSU.
Nov. 29, 2011
Game Notes: Wash. At Idaho | Press Conference Video: Coach McGuff
The Huskies (3-2) split the first two road games at the season, but they can end that portion of the non-conference schedule on a positive note when the team travels to neighboring Idaho for a Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. tip in Moscow.
Idaho is 2-4 on the young season, and coming off a split of their own at a New Mexico tournament, winning the consolation game against Morehead State. The Vandals are coming off a 15-16 season that saw them reach the first round of the WNIT.
The two teams will play Wednesday at venerable Memorial Gym, which has hosted on-campus basketball at Idaho since 1928. The Vandal women's basketball team now plays a majority of their games at the Cowan Spectrum (Kibbie Dome) when there are not football conflicts.
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 Idaho will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday.
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 with injured senior Kristi Kingma during the game.
Regina Rogers recorded the fourth double-double of her career (26 points, 10 rebounds) at San Diego State. No other Husky scored in double figures against the Aztecs.
The Huskies will play their final non-conference road game against the Vandals. The team then has a stretch of four straight home games before Pac-12 play begins.
Washington has committed 25 turnovers on two separate occasions this season.
Rogers played a career-high 33 minutes against the Aztecs on Saturday. Rogers did not exceed 26 minutes in any game last year.
Aminah Williams has recorded at least two steals in all but one game this season.
The Huskies allowed 28 points off turnovers against San Diego State, a season-high.
Washington has already established a reputation as a team that can finish, having outscored its opponents by +35 in the second half of games this season.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Washington is fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in field goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to make just 35 percent of their shots.
Regina Rogers is fifth in the league in scoring at 17.2 ppg. She's making 70 percent of her shots from the floor, good enough to rank second in the Pac-12.
Both Mercedes Wetmore and Jazmine Davis rank in the Top-10 of the Pac-12 in free throw shooting. Wetmore (fourth) is making almost 89 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe while Davis (ninth) is just over 83 percent.
The University of Idaho is located only eight miles from Pullman, Wash., in Moscow, Idaho. The Vandals are a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
The Vandals are coached by Jon Newlee, who is in his fourth season with Idaho.
Newlee joined the Vandals after a six-year run at Idaho State. During his tenure in Pocatello, Newlee took the Bengals to the postseason three times (WNIT) and was a multiple recipient of the Big Sky Coach of the Year award. He was also the WAC Coach of the Year in his first season with Idaho. Last year, the Vandals reached the postseason for the first time in school history, making the WNIT before losing in the first round at South Dakota.
The Vandals are led by Stacey Barr, who is averaging 12.2 points as a freshman. The Werribee, Australia, native has come off the bench in all but one game this season. Alyssa Charlston is the team's leading rebounder, hauling in 7.3 boards a game to go along with 10.3 points.
Idaho lost four starters from the team that went to the WNIT last year. The Vandals add five freshmen, but were picked seventh out of the eight-team WAC in the preseason poll.
The Huskies are playing the Vandals for the eighth time in program history. Their last meeting came in 2007 in the first round of the Husky Classic, a 73-57 win by Washington ... UW has played in Moscow just once, a 76-68 win in 1981.
Noteworthy: Charmaine Barlow originally signed with Idaho out of Chief Sealth High School before a coaching change at the school led her to stay with Washington ... the Vandals have three Washingtonians on their roster, including one from the Seattle area - Charlston, who hails from Sammamish.
Up Next For The Huskies
Washington returns home from the road to begin a stretch of four straight games to close out the non-conference portion of its schedule. Up first is a tilt against the third Big West team the Huskies will face this season - Long Beach State. The 49ers will take part in a pair of games during their swing through the Pacific Northwest, culminating with a 2 p.m. tip against UW on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.