Dec. 4, 2012
||WASHINGTON VS. SAN DIEGO STATE
Wed., Dec. 5 | 7:00 pm, PT | Alaska Airlines Arena
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Washington (5-1) will face perhaps its toughest test of the year so far as it welcomes San Diego State (4-2) for a 7 p.m. tilt on Wednesday. The Dawgs are 0-1 all-time against San Diego State with the only meeting coming last year in San Diego. In that game, the Aztecs won 63-51 as four SDSU players finished in double figures to overcome 26 points from Regina Rogers
. Wednesday's game will be live on 1150 AM in the Seattle Area and also streamed live on 1150kknw.com. Steve Sandmeyer and Elise Woodward will be on the call for KKNW.
Scouting San Diego State
The Aztecs were the Mountain West Conference regular season and conference tournament champions from a year ago. So far in 2012, SDSU is 4-2, including a 34-point win over USC in its last game. The Aztecs are 1-2 against the Pac-12 with road losses at Colorado and UCLA, before the big win over USC. San Diego State is led by Courtney Clements who is averaging 18.8 points per game.
Undersized On The Glass
After being badly outrebounded the first two games of the season, Washington has been much stronger on the glass of late. UW has outrebounded its opponent in four consecutive games and improved its season rebounding margin to -2.8. Aminah Williams has picked up much of the slack with 60 boards in the past four games. She is now third in the Pac-12 with 11.7 rebounds per game. The Dawgs were badly outrebounded by Saint Mary's, 60-34 and then 59-36 by Seattle U, but since then has outrebounded its opponent 170-138.
1,000 Point Club
Kristi Kingma became the 21st player in UW women's basketball history to score 1,000 points for her career when she surpassed the mark against Pepperdine. Kingma needed 11 points against the Waves to reach the elite level and scored 17 to give her 1,006 points for her career.
Valuing The Basketball
Washington has made up for the rebounding margin by winning the turnover battle this season. The Huskies have created 121 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 96 times. Washington has 61 steals on the season, including 14 by Mercedes Wetmore and 12 by Talia Walton.
Washington currently has the top three players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Kristi Kingma (39.3), Jazmine Davis (38.8) and Mercedes Wetmore (37.8) and have each played almost every minute of every game. Throw in Aminah Williams playing 32.0 minutes per game and Washington has played a very short bench. Jeneva Anderson leads Washington in both minutes (15.2) and points (1.7) off the bench.
Last Line of Defense
Due to the undersized Washington lineup, Talia Walton is often playing the 5-spot, despite it not being her natural position. The redshirt freshman has responded well on the defensive end, clogging the lane and blocking shots at an incredible rate. Walton is currently the Pac-12 leader with 2.5 blocks per game.
The Huskies are currently tied the Pac-12 lead with 7.7 threes per game. Washington is shooting 32.5 percent from three, while attempting 23.5 per game. Kristin Kingma leads the Pac-12 with 3.3 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is making 2.2 per game.