Breakdown: Arizona vs. Washington

Arizona will travel to Washington, trying to get back on track after a rare Pac-12 loss. Read on to find out more about the game, including statistics, a positional breakdown, and a score prediction.

Arizona at Washington
Feb. 13 at 7 pm
Alaska Airlines Arena


Overall Record
20-3 (.870)
14-9 (.609)
Location Record
4-3 (.571) on the road
6-5 (.545) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank)
75 (31)
59.2 (22)
69.4 (125)
65 (146)
Rebound Margin/G: RM (Rank)
7.3 (17)
1.9 (129)
S (Rank)
7.3 (67)
5 (314)
Assists/G: A(Rank)
13.7 (99)
13.5 (113)
Field-Goal Percentage: FG%(Rank)
49.1 (10)
45.1 (93)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 3FG%(Rank)
36.2 (90)
31.1 (287)
Field-Goal Percentage Against: FG%(Rank)
40.2 (74)
43.7 (223)
Coaches' Poll
AP Poll
Ranking: KenPom
3 (.9553)
97 (.6820)
7 (.6598)
74 (.5591)
Point Guard

PG: PG: T.J. McConnell (6-1, 195, Sr.) vs. Nigel Williams-Goss (6-3, 190, So.)

We’re not the biggest fan of Williams-Goss, but his statistics are pretty darn good this season. He does average three turnovers a game, but makes up for it with six assists to go along with 15 points. This won’t be an easy matchup for McConnell, but Arizona will likely throw numerous looks at Williams-Goss, including Rondae. The only way Washington wins this game is if Williams-Goss plays well and Arizona certainly knows that.
Shooting Guard

SG: Stanley Johnson (6-7, 245, Fr.) vs. Andrew Andrews (6-2, 195, Jr.)

Andrews is kind of a feat or famine type of player in that he can really hurt Arizona from the field or be completely miserable. He is only shooting 38 percent on the season, but has scored in double digits in 10 of his last 11 games. Half of his shot attempts come from behind the arc, so Johnson will need to closely monitor him. It also would not be a surprise to see Hollis-Jefferson get some run here.
Small Forward

SF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (6-7, 220, So.) vs. Mike Anderson (6-4, 205, Sr.)

Anderson is a very good rebounder for his size, averaging nearly six per game. He does not take a lot of shots and when he does they are often from three. Still, he shoots 46 percent from the field and tends to be efficient more often than not. Anderson is not the type of player to get hot from the field, but crazier things have happened.
Power Forward

PF: Brandon Ashley (6-9, 230, Jr.) vs. Donaven Dorsey (6-7, 215, Fr.)

There’s no reason Dorsey should be able to stay with Ashley. He has a tendency to get into foul trouble, which leads to him playing less minutes than Romar probably wants to. Ashley would be smart to be aggressive early and our guess is that Arizona at least tries to get the ball to him on the block early in the game.

C: Kaleb Tarczewski (7-0, 245, Jr.) vs. Shawn Kemp Jr. (6-9, 225, Sr.)

This is an interesting matchup because of the height discrepancy. Tarczewski should be able to attack the glass and have success in the post, but you also have to wonder if he will have difficulty guarding Kemp. Washington’s “big man” only averages four rebounds per game, but he does not miss many shots. Tarczewski should be able to hold him in check and this will be a big game for the center’s confidence.

Bench: It is hard to say what Arizona is going to get out of its bench, but at least it has one. Even if Parker Jackson-Cartwright is not 100 percent, the Huskies are in such bad shape personnel wise that Gabe York and Dusan Ristic would see plenty of minutes. Darin Johnson is likely the best option off the bench, but he is shooting an abysmal 30 percent and not getting any better.

Coaching: Sean Miller vs. Lorenzo Romar

Miller is not blowing smoke when he says Romar is one of his favorite people. It’s so easy to like him and you almost feel bad for him about the Robert Upshaw situation. A team’s struggles still often fall on a coach and unfortunately in the Huskies’ case, that’s Romar.


Prediction: Going on the road in the Pac-12 is hard, no matter where it is. Arizona learned that last week and will look to bounce back against a Washington team desperate for a victory. Those types of games can always be dangerous, but not this one. Arizona is just too big and too good for the Huskies.

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