Washington (12-9, 2-6) vs. Arizona (13-6, 3-3)
Thursday, January 30th @ 6:00 p.m. PT
Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, WA)
Line: Arizona -3.0
Radio: 1000AM KOMO/97.7 FM
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
G Jamal Bey (6’6″, 5.6 ppg)
G Nahziah Carter (6’6″, 12.5 ppg)
F Isaiah Stewart (6’9″, 18.2 ppg)
F Jaden McDaniels (6’9″, 12.6 ppg)
G Hameir Wright (6’9″, 5.3 ppg)
G Nico Mannion (6’3″, 14.1 ppg)
G Josh Green (6’6″, 12.2 ppg)
G Dylan Smith (6’5″, 8.8 ppg)
F Stone Gettings (6’9″, 5.1 ppg)
C Zeke Nnaji (6’11”, 16.9 ppg)
The Washington Huskies lost the last game of the road trip this past weekend, resulting in another road trip where they were officially swept.
Today’s game will be televised on ESPN2, and the Huskies will need to put together a full 40-minute victory for the psyche of the team.
Washington came out and battled against the Colorado Buffaloes, during their 76-62 defeat, but turnovers, bad possessions and a lack of focus contributed to the end result.
Arizona is currently 13-6 (3-3) on the season, and recently suffered a 66-65 defeat on the road against the Arizona State Sun Devils, after squandering a 22-point lead.
ESPN MATCHUP PREDICTOR
• UW is currently third in the country in blocks with 6.6 per game … UW led the nation in blocks a year ago
• UW is averaging 13.8 takeaways (blocks and steals) this season, which is the most combined average by any team in the Pac-12.
• Over the last four games, freshman RaeQuan Battle is averaging 9.0 points up from his season average of 4.4 and has hit nine of his career 11 3-pointers over those games
• Freshman Isaiah Stewart recorded his eighth 20-point game of the season against No. 23 Colorado going 9-of-12 from the field and adding eight rebounds and four blocks
• Hameir Wright set a career high with nine rebounds against Utah and tied his career high in scoring with 12 points after hitting a career-best 4 from long distance … he also added four assists
• The freshmen guard combo of Marcus Tsohonis and RaeQuan Battle, who had each played an average of less than six minutes per game prior to Oregon State, then combined for 42 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and just five turnovers in a combined 102 minutes of action against the Oregon schools…. the two had played 56 combined minutes prior to the Oregon weekend
• Isaiah Stewart recorded his fifth 20/10 double-double of the season against No. 8 Oregon as he pulled down a career-best 19 points and added 25 rebounds … the last player to have five 20/10 dub-dubs in a season was Matthew Bryan-Amaning who had six in 2010-11
• Stewart leads the Pac-12 with nine double-doubles and his five 20/10’s are the second-most in the league behind Onyeka Okongwu (USC) … additionally his nine double-doubles are the second most by a freshman in the NCAA
• Stewart is the only freshman in the country averaging 18 points and eight rebounds per game … additionally he is the second leading freshman scorer in the NCAA averaging 18.2 points per game
• UW is 11th nationally in field goal percentage defense holding teams to 37.3 percent per outing which also leads the Pac-12
• With his 12 points at No. 23 Colorado, Nahziah Carter is now at 727 career points
• Head Coach Mike Hopkins picked up win No. 60 as Husky against Oregon State
• UW has seven players listed at 6-9 or taller on its roster, the most in the Pac-12
• McDaniels joined fellow freshman Isaiah Stewart in recording 15 or more rebounds in a game this season … The last time UW had two players record 15 or more rebounds in a game during the same season was 2012-13
• UW has only shot below 40.0 percent from the field in a game in three games this season, up until the game at Stanford, it was the first time since the 2004-05 campaign that the Dawgs had shot over 40 percent in its first 15 games
• Stewart was selected to the narrowed down Wooden Award Top 25 Midseason List
• Stewart picked up his fourth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor on Jan. 6
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