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Desert Dawgs Head to No. 19 Arizona

Desert Dawgs Head to No. 19 Arizona


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SEATTLE — Washington (10-8, 2-6) is headed to the desert for a weekend slate at Arizona and Arizona State. First up, the Huskies take on No. 19 Arizona (15-4, 5-3) in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. MT. This is the fourth ranked team UW has faced so far this season, and this is the 70th meeting all-time between the two programs. The game will be aired on Pac-12 Arizona with Brian Webber and Charli Turner Thorne on the call. Gary Hill will call the action on 1090 KPTR-AM. 

LAST TIME OUT

vs. USC on 01.22

With seven seconds remaining in regulation, Lauren Schwartz sunk a three-pointer – her fourth of the game – to tie the game. Haley Van Dyke got a steal as USC tried to counter, and the clock expired, forcing overtime. UW out-rebounded the Trojans 34-31. UW forced 20 turnovers against a USC team that had been averaging 14.4 per game in conference play. Dalayah Daniels led the team in scoring with 17, her highest scoring game in conference play. Daniels also finished with nine rebounds and three blocks. Schwartz was the other Husky in double digit scoring, finishing with 16. Van Dyke added nine points and seven rebounds.

STAT LEADERS

NCAA rankings through games Jan. 23, 2023:

Washington ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 17 nationally in rebound margin (9.3). The Huskies are No. 2 in the conference and No. 36 nationally in offensive rebounds per game (14.3), and No. 5 in the conference and No. 55 nationally in rebounds per game (40.6). UW is No. 4 in the Pac-12 and No. 57 nationally in scoring defense (58.4). UW is No. 5 in the conference and No. 51 nationally in blocks per game (4.3). UW is No. 4 in the conference in steals per game (8.7).

Dalayah Daniels is No. 6 in the Pac-12 in blocks (25) and blocks per game (1.4). Jayda Noble is No. 3 in the Pac-12 in steals per game (2.1).

STRENGTH OF THE PAC-12

AP Rankings (through games Jan. 22, 2023):

3 – Stanford … 8 – UCLA … 9 – Utah … 19 – Arizona … 25 – Colorado … Receiving Votes – USC, Oregon

NET Rankings, Top 70 (through games Jan. 23, 2023):

4 – Stanford … 7 – Utah … 14 – Oregon … 22 – Colorado … 26 – Arizona … 27 – UCLA … 29 – USC … 44 – Washington State … 58 – Oregon State

THE TEAM

Washington returns eight Huskies from last season with Lauren Schwartz, Jayda Noble, Haley Van Dyke, Nia Lowery, TT Watkins, Trinity Oliver, Lexi Griggsby, and Darcy Rees. Fans…

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