Washington vs. Western Washington Game Preview

Washington (0-0, 0-0) vs. Western Washington (0-0, 0-0)

Thursday, October 31st @ 7:00 p.m. PT

Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, Washington)

Line: None

TV: None

Radio: None



G Elijah Hardy (6’2″, 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 Sam Timmins (6’11”, 0.0 ppg)

Western Washington

G Leif Anderson (6’1″, 0.0 ppg)

G Jalen Green (6’7″, 0.0 ppg)

F Cameron Retherford (6’9″, 0.0 ppg)

F Trevor Jasinsky (6’8″, 0.0 ppg)

C Logan Schilder (7’0″, 0.0 ppg)


The Huskies will “officially” start their season tomorrow night in front of the Husky faithful at Alaska Airlines Arena on Halloween night.

We say “officially” because the Huskies traveled to Italy this past summer to take part in a four-game tour against various teams.

During that stint, the Huskies went 4-0 and won all of their games by a combined average score of 44 points per game.

Tonight, the Huskies will play in an exhibition game against the in-state Western Washington Vikings from the city of Bellingham.


• 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.
• 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 being ranked in the top 10 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).
• The Dawgs have two players featured on the Naismith Starting Five National Watch Lists as freshman Jaden McDaniels is named on the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year and freshman Isaiah Stewart is on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year list.
• 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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