Washington (0-0, 0-0) vs. #16 Baylor (1-0, 0-0)
Friday, November 8th @ 6:30 p.m. PT
Alaska Airlines Center (Anchorage, Alaska)
Line: Baylor -5.0
Radio: 1000AM KOMO/97.7 FM
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
G Quade Green (6’0″, 0.0 ppg)
G Nahziah Carter (6’6″, 0.0 ppg)
F Isaiah Stewart (6’9″, 0.0 ppg)
F Jaden McDaniels (6’9″, 0.0 ppg)
F Hameir Wright (6’9″, 0.0 ppg)
G Jared Butler (6’3″, 30.0 ppg)
G MaCio Teague (6’3″, 18.0 ppg)
F Davion Mitchell (6’2″, 7.0 ppg)
F Freddie Gillespie (6’9″, 14.0 ppg)
F Tristan Clark (6’10”, 3.0 ppg)
The Huskies will “officially” start their regular season tonight on the big stage at the Armed Forces Classic in Anchorage, Alaska
The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and the entire nation will be watching the Huskies take on the #16 team in the nation.
Last week, the Huskies played an exhibition game against the in-state Western Washington Vikings and won 87-63.
Baylor is already 1-0 on the season, as they destroyed Central Arkansas 105-61 earlier this week to kickoff the start of their season.
ESPN MATCHUP PREDICTOR
• UW graduated four seniors last season (D. Crisp, N. Dickerson, D. Green, M. Thybulle) and lost sophomore Jaylen Nowell as an early NBA Draft entry … those five accounted for 80.2 percent of UW’s scoring during the 2018-19 season.
• Junior Nahziah Carter is Washington’s leading returning scorer at 8.1 points per game a year ago.
• Washington has seven players listed at 6-9 or taller on its roster, the most in the Pac-12.
• Sophomore transfer Quade Green was granted his NCAA waiver on Friday, Nov. 1 to compete for the Huskies immediately and is now eligible for the entire season.
• Freshmen Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart were named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 watch list … Stewart was also selected for the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year watch list.
• During the Huskies’ trip to Italy, freshman Isaiah Stewart averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds over four games against Italian Series A teams.
•The Dawgs have three players on their roster that have been McDonald’s All-Americans (Stewart, Green, McDaniels), along with all three being ranked in the top 25 in their respective recruiting class nationally.
• The Huskies once again hit the road during non-conference play traveling over 12,000 miles to Alaska, Toronto and Hawaii combined.
• Washington faces four teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year ago during non-conference action in Baylor (Second Round), Tennessee (Sweet 16), Montana (First Round) and Gonzaga (Elite 8).
• Washington’s 48 wins in two years during its back-to-back 20-win seasons are its most in two years combined since the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
• Coach Mike Hopkins is the reigning back-to-back Pac-12 Coach of the Year becoming the first league coach to earn the honor in his first two seasons on the job … he is also the second coach in UW history to record 20 or more wins in their first two seasons, joining Tippy Dye (1951-52, 52-53).
• Senior Sam Timmins is the only player to have competed in 70 or more games in his career on the roster having played in 100 total games.
• Washington was picked to finish third overall in the Pac-12 by media covering the league … additionally, freshman Isaiah Stewart was picked to finish on the Pac-12 First Team while junior Nahziah Carter, sophomore transfer Quade Green and freshman Jaden McDaniels were selected as honorable mention Preseason All-Pac-12.
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