#25 Washington (3-1, 0-0) vs. Montana (1-3, 0-0)
Friday, November 22nd @ 8:00 p.m. PT
Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, WA)
Line: Washington -13.5
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: 1000AM KOMO/97.7 FM
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
G Quade Green (6’0″, 7.0 ppg)
G Nahziah Carter (6’6″, 15.8 ppg)
F Isaiah Stewart (6’9″, 15.3 ppg)
F Jaden McDaniels (6’9″, 12.3 ppg)
F Hameir Wright (6’9″, 5.3 ppg)
G Josh Vazquez (6’3″, 3.8 ppg)
G Kendal Manuel (6’4″, 12.3 ppg)
G Sayeed Pridgett (6’5″, 18.5 ppg)
F Kyle Owens (6’8″, 7.8 ppg)
F Mack Anderson (6’9″, 3.5 ppg)
The Washington Huskies will play for a second time this week at Alaska Airlines Arena after winning earlier in the week to start the homestand.
The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks and the Huskies will look to eliminate their slow starts, present all season.
After breaking the game open with a barrage of dunks that ignited the team, the Huskies won 72-53 against the Maine Black Bears.
Montana is currently 1-3 on the season, after recently losing to Montana Tech 74-72 at home, with three critical turnovers in the final 1:27 of the game.
ESPN MATCHUP PREDICTOR
• Sophomore transfer Quade Green is leading the team averaging 5.0 assists per game, which also ranks fourth in the conference … over the last two games, Green is also averaging 10.5 points and coming off a perfect game from the field going 5-of-5 (1-of-1 3 FGM) against Maine for 11 points.
• UW had a season-low six turnovers against Maine … their fewest in a game since six against Stanford at home last season (Jan. 17, 2019) … they also forced Maine to record 20 turnovers.
• Washington is currently fifth in the NCAA in blocks, averaging 7.5 over four games.
• Carter recorded his first career double-double against Tennessee with 18 points and a career-best 12 rebounds.
• Three Huskies are averaging over six rebounds this season through four games … Stewart is at 7.3 rpg while Carter and McDaniels are at 6.0 rpg … additionally, Quade Green is pulling down 3.5 while Hameir Wright is at 3.3.
• UW has assisted 62 of its 100 made baskets in four games, averaging 15.5 assists per game.
• All five UW starters (McDaniels, Stewart, Carter, Wright and Green) have pulled down at least six rebounds in a game this season.
• Coach Hopkins notched win No. 50 at UW with UW’s victory over Mount St. Mary’s, becoming the second-fastest to 50 wins in UW history, just behind Tippy Dye who reached 50 wins in his first 62 games (1951-53).
• Washington has seven players listed at 6′ 9″ or taller on its roster, the most in the Pac-12.
• Junior Nahziah Cater hit 500 career points following his 15-point night against Mount St. Mary’s … and now sits at 528 career points.
• 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.
• 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.
•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.
• UW 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).
• UW’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).
• UW 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 Greenand freshman Jaden McDaniels were selected as honorable mention Preseason All-Pac-12.
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