Washington (11-4, 1-1) vs. Stanford (12-2, 1-0)
Thursday, January 9th @ 6:00 p.m. PT
Maples Pavilion (Palo Alto, CA)
Line: Stanford -2.5
Radio: 1000AM KOMO/97.7 FM
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
G Quade Green (6’0″, 11.6 ppg)
G Nahziah Carter (6’6″, 13.3 ppg)
F Isaiah Stewart (6’9″, 19.5 ppg)
F Jaden McDaniels (6’9″, 13.3 ppg)
G Hameir Wright (6’9″, 5.0 ppg)
G Daejon Davis (6’3″, 9.1 ppg)
G Tyrell Terry (6’2″, 15.1 ppg)
G Bryce Wills (6’6″, 6.4 ppg)
F Oscar da Silva (6’9″, 17.0 ppg)
F Spencer Jones (6’7″, 9.4 ppg)
The Washington Huskies begin their Pac-12 conference road schedule this week, with a couple games slated in the Bay Area.
Tonight’s game will be televised on FS1, and the Huskies will look to start out their two-game road trip on the right foot, with a victory.
Washington came out and completely throttled the USC Trojans during their impressive 72-40 performance, in a game where the Huskies defense was fantastic.
Stanford is currently 12-2 (1-0) on the season, and recently won 68-52 at home against the California Bears, for the first time in the last three seasons.
ESPN MATCHUP PREDICTOR
• UW has yet to shoot below 40.0 percent from the field in a game this season, making that the first time since the 2004-05 campaign that the Dawgs have done so over its first 15 games
• The Huskies tallied 26 takeaways against USC swatting 12 blocks (which is 10th nationally for a single game) and 14 steals .. it’s the most combined takeaways for a Husky team since Dec. 19, 2017 when UW recorded 16 steals and 15 blocks against Bethune Cookman
• Isaiah Stewart has yet to score less than 14 points in a game making him the first Husky to open their season with 15-straight games of 14 points or more since C.J. Wilcox did so in 2013-14 (18-straight games)
• The last Husky to post at least five 20pt/10reb double-doubles in the same season was Matthew Bryan-Amaning in 2010-11 (six) … Isaiah Stewart has four already this season in just 15 games … Noah Dickerson had four as a senior
• Freshman Isaiah Stewart is the only freshman and one of three players nationally averaging 19 points, 9 rebounds while shooting at least 60 percent from the field, joining Yoeli Childs (BYU – SR) and Daniel Oturu (Minnesota – SO)
• Stewart is one of two players nationally and the only freshman who have recorded at least two 25p/13r double-doubles (Tyere Marshall, Rider, SR)
• Stewart’s is the nation’s leading freshman scorer at 19.5 points per game … he is also averaging 23.2 points and 10.5 rebounds over the last four games
• Head Coach Mike Hopkins is just one win away from #60 as Husky … he was the second-fastest to 50 wins in UW history
• UW is 39-7 at home under head coach Mike Hopkins … the last time UW recorded just seven home losses during three years was 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 … Washington also has 1,013 wins inside AAA, which is the most inside any team’s current arena in the nation
• Stewart picked up his fourth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor on Jan. 6 as he averaged 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games for the Huskies
• UW is currently fifth in the NCAA in blocks, averaging 6.6 over 15 games … UW led the NCAA at the end of the season a year ago in the category
• Between McDaniels and Stewart, the freshman duo is accounting for 600 of UW’s 1,104 season points which comes in at 54.4 percent between points and assists … the pair is also averaging 32.8 points and 14.5 rebounds per game combined
• UW has seven players listed at 6-9 or taller on its roster, the most in the Pac-12
• Junior Nahziah Carter reached 600 career points against Seattle U and is now at 664
• 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
• 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
• 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)
• 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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