Dec. 27, 2012
||WASHINGTON AT UC DAVIS
Fri., Dec. 28 | 7:00 p.m., PT | The Pavilion
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Washington (7-3) wraps up non-conference play when it hits the road to face UC Davis (5-4) at 7 p.m., PT. The Aggies enter the game on a three-game winning streak, while Washington hopes to avenge last season's loss.The game will be aired 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.
Last Time Out
Last season UC Davis beat Washington in the season opener, 69-68. The Aggies scored a layup in the final seconds to hand Kevin McGuff a loss in his first game on the Husky bench. Regina Rogers led Washington with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the game, but the Dawgs were outscored 39-12 from beyond the 3-point line.
Scouting UC Davis
The Aggies enter Friday's game having won three in a row, including a Pac-12 victory over USC. Davis is 1-1 overall against the Pac-12 having been blown out by Stanford earlier this season. The only common opponent for UC Davis and Washington is Saint Mary's who the Huskies defeated in the final seconds in the opener, while Davis fell at home to the Gaels, 75-56.
Undersized On The Glass
The Huskies are coming off a game where it struggled on the glass against Georgia Tech. On the season, Washington is now -6.1 in rebounding margin. Aminah Williams has been Washington's queen of the glass, although her streak of at least 10 rebounds in seven-straight games ended against Georgia Tech. She is third in the Pac-12 with 11.4 rebounds per game.
Valuing The Basketball
Washington has made up for the rebounding margin by winning the turnover battle this season. The Huskies have created 191 turnovers already this season, while giving it up just 145 times. Their +4.6 turnover margin is by far the best in the Pac-12. Washington has used pressure defense to create 92 steals on the season to just 58 from its opponents. Aminiah Williams had a career-high six steals against Idaho and has the team lead with 20, while Mercedes Wetmore has 19.
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.
Washington currently has the top three players in the Pac-12 in minutes per game. Kristi Kingma (39.4), Jazmine Davis (39.2) and Mercedes Wetmore (38.3) and have each played almost every minute of every game. The other starters, Aminah Williams (playing 33.3 minutes per game) and Talia Walton (31.4 minutes per game) and Washington has played a very short bench. Jeneva Anderson leads Washington in both minutes (13.0) and points (1.3) 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 2.3 blocks per game.
The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 7.4 made 3-pointers per game. Washington is shooting 31.5 percent from three, while attempting 23.5 per game. Kristi Kingma leads the Pac-12 with 2.7 3-pointers made per game, while Jazmine Davis is making 2.3 per game and is fourth in the conference. The Huskies have made 21 more threes than their opponent so far this season. In contrast, the Dawgs' opponents are making just 5.3 threes per game and shooting just 26.0 percent from downtown.