Regina Rogers leads the nation in field-goal percentage, making 71 percent of her attempts.
Dec. 19, 2011
Game Notes: UW Vs. Southern
Not since the 2002-03 season has the Washington women's basketball team won eight non-conference games to open the season. This year's Dawgs have a chance when Southern University visits Alaska Airlines Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for a 7 p.m. tip.
The Dawgs are on a four-game winning streak, thanks in large part to a defense that has held opponents to just 29 percent shooting. During that same stretch, the Huskies have been +14.5 on the boards.
The Jaguars have not played since Dec. 13, when they lost an 83-49 decision to Ohio State in Columbus. Southern is on a five-game losing streak overall after winning its season-opener against Dillard.
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.
UWTV will carry a live television broadcast of the game, which is Channel 27 locally on Comcast cable. Michael Preston will be on the call.
Live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker. Fans can also participate in an interactive chat during the game on gohuskies.com.
Regina Rogers leads the nation in field goal percentage, making just over 71 percent of her shots from the floor. The senior post is averaging 18.1 points per game to go along with 8.2 rebounds.
Mackenzie Argens equaled her career-high in the team's last game with 17 rebounds. She also recorded her fourth-career double-double.
During the team's four-game winning streak the Huskies have outscored their opponents by an average of 22 points.
Washington set a season-high in bench scoring with 36 against Houston. Overall this year, the Huskies are +62 over their opponents in that category.
Mercedes Wetmore set a new career-high with six assists against the Cougars. The sophomore is tied for the team lead in that category with Jazmine Davis.
Kellie McCann-Smithset a new career-high with 14 points against Houston. She toppled her previous mark of 13, which was set last year when she played for the University of Nebraska.
Other UW Quick Hitters
Washington is fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, allowing opponents to score just 54.8 points per game. UW is ranked third for field goal percentage defense, as opponents are connecting on just 32 percent of their attempts.
Regina Rogers maintains a two percentage point lead over Carolyn Davis (Kansas) for the lead in national field goal percentage.
Washington is +9.7 on the boards, which is ranked 19th nationally. Despite being top-20 in the nation, the Huskies remain fifth in that same category within the Pac-12 Conference.
Southern University is an affiliated HBCU insitution located in Baton Rouge, La. The Jaguars are a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and play their home games at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
SU is coached by Sandy Pugh, who is entering her 10th season on the job in Baton Rouge. Pugh is also serving as the school's interim athletic director.
Adrian Sanders leads Southern in scoring with 11.3 points per game. The 5-10 sophomore guard is shooting over 40 percent from the field. Kendra Coleman adds 10 points a game for the Jaguars, along with four rebounds.
Southern is coming off an appearance in the WNIT last season, losing at Tulane in the first round to cap a 20-12 season.
The Jaguars are ranked 292nd in the NCAA in scoring, averaging just 54.8 ppg.
Series Record:This is the first meeting between the two programs.
Noteworthy:Washington has also never faced an opponent from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, which is comprised of schools from Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas ... Pugh has been named the SWAC Coach of the Year three times, and has led the Jags to the highest-ever number of NCAA Tournament appearances (4) by a SWAC coach.
Up Next For The Huskies
The preseason tuneup is over. Washington opens conference play in the same manner as the previous two seasons - at the Oregon schools. First up is a date with Oregon State at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. The two programs split their two meetings last year, with each team winning on their opponents home court. Oregon State is off to a 9-1 start this season, which has them in second place in the newly remodeled Pac-12 Conference.
Last Time Out
A career day from Mackenzie Argens carried the Washington women's basketball team to a dominant 85-60 win over Houston at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday.
The senior forward had one of her best games in a Husky uniform, totaling 19 points and 17 rebounds against the Cougars. The latter statistic equaled her career-high from last season, set at BYU.
Facing a depleted Houston team, the Huskies (7-2) showed no mercy from tipoff, racing out to an 8-0 run and leading by as many as 29 late in the second half. The Cougars (1-10), beset by injuries and missing their leading scorer, dressed just seven players for the matinee.
Five different Huskies scored in double figures, with Argens and Mollie Williams both posting double-doubles. It was the fourth such feat for Argens and the first for Williams (11 points and 12 rebounds), who provided support off the bench. Kellie McCann-Smith added a career-high 14 points, including four 3-pointers, while Regina Rogers - who came into the game leading the nation in field goal percentage - chipped in 12 points and freshman Jazmine Davis had 11.