Washington Husky Preview

The Beavers travel to Washington to the play the Huskies and Cougars this week. OSU looks to get back to their winning ways against the weakest teams in the conference. <br><br> Game time is 7:00 PM and it will not be televised.

Oregon State (11-10, 4-8) vs Washington (8-14, 3-10)
Thursday, February 20 - 7:00 PM (No TV)
Bank of America Arena- Seattle, WA
Series All-time: Washington leads 138-132.
Last meeting: OSU 82, UW 62



The Nitty Gritty on the Huskies

  • Home Court: Bank of America Arena (10,000)
  • All-time Record: 1,434-964 (100 years)
  • Joined Pac-10: 1915-16

  • Current Record: 8-14, 3-10 in the Pac-10
  • Notable wins in 2002-03: Defeated USC (76-72) and Stanford (73-68) at home.
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Eighth in the Pac-10, currently not receiving any votes for the top 25.
    Washington was picked to finish eighth in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Lorenzo Romar is in his first year as head coach at Washington.
    Career Record: 93-88; UW Record: 8-14; Pac-10 Record: 3-10


  • 2001-02 Record: 11-18; 5-13 in Pac-10 play
  • Notable Pac-10 wins during the 2001-02 season: Defeated #19 Oregon at home, 97-92, defeated Oregon State in Corvallis 68-63 to earn a bid to the Pac-10 tournament.
  • Pac-10 Tournament: Lost to Oregon in the first round 64-86.
  • Postseason: Did not make the postseason tournament.


Series Records

Most Points (OSU): 106, Feb. 18, ‘89 (@ UW)
Most Points (UW): 93, Jan. 23, ‘71 (@ UW)

Longest OSU Streak: 11 wins (1978-83)
Longest UW Streak: 10 wins (1951-53)

Margin of victory (OSU): 40 (106-66), Feb. 18, ‘89 (@ UW)
Margin of victory (UW): 36 (77-54), Jan. 16, ‘53 @ UW)

Overtime Games: 8 games (OSU 5-3)


The Players
(Full Roster | Team Stats)

Leading Scorer: Doug Wrenn, 12.9 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Doug Wrenn, 6.0 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Will Conroy, 4.1 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Doug Wrenn, .95 bpg
Minutes played per game: Doug Wrenn, 31.5 mpg
Most steals per game: Will Conroy, 1.5 spg

Returning starters: guard Curtis Allen and forward Doug Wrenn

Starting Five

PG 2 Nate Robinson (5-9, 170) - great leaper...also plays on the football team...hard nosed player who drips with confidence...energizes the crowd and team...has played in 18 games this season, took over the starting position from Curtis Allen a couple weeks ago...in 24.2 minutes is averaging 12.4 points, 2.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds...shooting .462 from the field, .279 from three point land, and .794 from the charity stripe...played 23 minutes, scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 3 assists against the Beavs.

G 5 Will Conroy (6-1, 185) - great passer...tenacious defender...plays with a lot of intensity...leading the Huskies in assists (4.1 apg), and steals (1.5 spg)...averaging 12.5 points per game...shooting .446 from the field, .429 from the three point line, and .753 from the line...has started all 22 games this season...has committed a team leading 72 turnovers...averaging 29.1 mpg...scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and stole two passes in 26 minutes against the Beavers in January.

Will Conroy leads the Huskies in scoring and assists.
Will Conroy had a horrible shooting night in Corvallis, going 4-16 from the field. (Getty Images)

F 24 Doug Wrenn (6-8, 220) - athletic scorer who was the Pac-10 Newcomer of the year in 2002...loves the crash the boards...can score outside or inside...can do it all and has the ability to take over a game...good defender...started 20 of 22 games this season...in 31.5 minutes is averaging a team leading 12.9 points 6.0 rebounds...averaging 2.0 assists, and a team leading .95 blocks per game...shooting .405 from the field, .231 from three point range, and .530 from the free throw stripe...scored a team leading 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out three assists in 30 minutes on Ralph Miller court.

C 42 Mike Jenson (6-9, 220) - dislocated his shoulder last season and is looking to get back into the swing of things...rated the top power forward on the West Coast among 2001 high school graduates...started 18 of 22 games this season...shooting .395 from the field, .400 from downtown, and .595 from the free throw line in 23.5 minutes per game...averaging 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds...played 18 minutes, grabbed four rebounds, and scored 4 points at O-State.

F 15 Bobby Jones (6-7, 195) - versatile and athletic scorer...unselfish, team player...great defender with a mental toughness...has started ten games, played in all 22...in 18.5 minutes averaging 5.7 points, 4.1 rebounds...leads the team in fouls with 80...shooting .392 from the field, .200 from three point range, and .770 from the line...played 18 minutes, grabbed one rebound, and committed four fouls in Corvallis.


The Bench

PG 20 Curtis Allen (6-0, 170) - good court vision...very quick...was a first team All-Pac-10 Freshman Team selection in 2001...excellent free throw shooter...decent outside threat...has started 13 games this season...has made a team leading 42 three point shots this year...in 25.2 minutes Allen is averaging 9.8 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 rebounds...shooting .402 from the field, .362 from downtown, and .971 from the free throw line...played 21 minutes, scored 9 points, dished out 2 assists, and stole three balls at OSU.

C/F 30 Anthony Washington (6-9, 220) - physical center who likes to bang with the big boys...runs the floor well...started 12 games and played in 18 this season...shooting a team leading .551 from the field and and team worst .441 from the line...in 17.5 minutes is averaging 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds...played in Corvallis but will not play in Seattle due to an ankle injury...scored three points, grabbed five rebounds in 21 minutes at Oregon State.

G 1 C.J. Massingale (6-4, 200) - streaky shooter who is capable of scoring in bunches...has a knack for getting the ball up around the basket...has a nose for offensive rebounds...started 4 games this season, has played in 19...shooting .393 from the field, .357 from the three point line, and .643 from the free throw line...averaging 13.8 minutes, 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds...played 15 minutes, scored 9 points and grabbed 2 rebounds at OSU.

F 4 Jeffery Day (6-9, 220) - athletic forward who is a good defender around the basket...good hands for a big man...decent shooter around the basket...in 18.5 minutes is averaging 3.9 points and 3.2 rebounds...shooting .419 from the field, .250 from downtown, and .600 from the charity stripe...has started 6 games and played in 19...played 17 minutes, grabbed three rebounds, and scored four points in Gill.



Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                        WASH          OPP
            SCORING.......................         1562         1610
              Points per game.............         71.0         73.2
              Scoring margin..............         -2.2            -
            FIELD GOALS-ATT...............     568-1338     564-1264
              Field goal pct..............         .425         .446
            3 POINT FG-ATT................      117-340      101-321
              3-point FG pct..............         .344         .315
              3-pt FG made per game.......          5.3          4.6
            FREE THROWS-ATT...............      309-467      381-549
              Free throw pct..............         .662         .694
            REBOUNDS......................          758          835
              Rebounds per game...........         34.5         38.0
              Rebounding margin...........         -3.5            -
            ASSISTS.......................          304          327
              Assists per game............         13.8         14.9
            TURNOVERS.....................          355          400
              Turnovers per game..........         16.1         18.2
              Turnover margin.............         +2.0            -
              Assist/turnover ratio.......          0.9          0.8
            STEALS........................          156          153
              Steals per game.............          7.1          7.0
            BLOCKS........................           66           98
              Blocks per game.............          3.0          4.5
            WINNING STREAK................            0            -
              Home win streak.............            1            -
            ATTENDANCE....................        85514        74397
              Home games-Avg/Game.........      13-6578       9-8266
              Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -          0-0

            BY PERIOD     1st  2nd  OT     Total
            ------------ ---- ---- ----     ----
            Team........  706  831   25  -  1562
            Opponents...  729  845   36  -  1610



Team Preview

Doug Wrenn can score and loves to crash the boards
Doug Wrenn led the Huskies in Corvallis with 15 points despite not starting. (Getty Images)


  • Quality guard play - UW is very deep at the guard position. The two starting guards are averaging a combined 24.9 points, 6.2 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game.

  • Athleticism - The Huskies have extremely good athletes at every position. Among the most athletic team in the conference.

  • Three-point defense - holding their Pac-10 opponents to .338 from downtown.


  • Experience - Lost three out of five starters and put a very young team on the court. Two freshman, one sophomore, and two juniors start for the Huskies.

  • Shooting - Ninth in the conference from the field with a .406 percentage...ninth in the conference from three point range with a .307 percentage...eighth in three point field goals made with 4.85 per game.

  • Free-throws - Eighth in the conference with a .676 percentage.

  • Sharing - Last in the Pac-10 in assists with 13.15 per game.



Notes from the Corvallis Game

  • The game was tied at 37 at halftime.

  • The Beavers shot .464 from the field. The Huskies shot .338.

  • The Beavers shot .722 from the free throw line. The Huskies shot .462.

  • The Beavers shot 20 more free throws than the Huskies.

  • Philip Ricci corralled a team leading 12 rebounds.

  • The Beavers outscored the Huskies by 20 points in the second half.

  • The Beavers rejected nine UW shots.

  • Jimmie Haywood scored eight points in the first 4:31.

  • OSU shot 51 percent in the second half (17-33).

  • Doug Wrenn did not start against the Beavers.



Last Time the Huskies Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Jimmie Haywood scored 16 points as Oregon State surged in the second half to beat Washington 82-62 on Saturday. Philip Ricci had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the balanced Beavers (9-7, 2-5 Pacific-10), who had six players in double figures. Doug Wrenn led Washington (7-10, 2-6) with 15 points and seven rebounds. Recap | Box Score


in Seattle...
Philip Ricci scored 21 points and led two key Oregon State runs as the Beavers defeated Washington 68-53 on Saturday. Oregon State won its second straight Pac-10 conference game after losing six of its first seven. Jimmie Haywood scored 11 points and hit two 3-pointers for Oregon State (10-9, 3-6 Pac-10), which has won five straight games in the series.
Recap | Box Score



News from the Latest Husky Game

Freshman Richard Midgley scored 15 points and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:39 left as 22nd-ranked California survived nine lead changes in the second half to beat Washington 58-53 on Saturday. Joe Shipp had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Amit Tamir made a jumper in the lane with 51 seconds left as Cal (18-4, 11-2 Pac-10) stayed one game behind top-ranked Arizona in the conference race with its 17th straight home victory...No. 22 Bears Hang on to Beat Huskies | Box Score



News and Notes

  • Washington has a 7-6 home record and is 1-8 in road games.

  • They are outscoring foes by 5.5 points at Bank of America Arena (74.8-69.3),but have a 13.2- point deficit at enemy courts (65.6-78.8).

  • The Huskies ’ assist –turnover ratio in its eight wins is 135 –131 while the corresponding mark in the 14 losses is 169 –225.

  • Washington has a 7-3 record when its field goal percent is better than its opponents,but is 1-11 when
    being outshot from the field Bank of America Arena.

  • Oregon State won its last three games in Seattle, its second-longest road winning streak in the series.The longest streak came between 1979-83 when the Beavers won five straight games at Washington.

  • Washington has a 139-133 lead in the all-time series that began in 1904.

  • Oregon State won six of the last seven meetings,including an 82-62 win earlier this season in Corvallis.The Beavers outscored UW by an average margin of 13.1 points during the last seven encounters.

  • The Huskies own a 93-39 series advantage at home against OSU.

  • The Huskies have an 8-3 record in games when they score more than 70 points and are 0-11 when held under 70 points.

  • This year's Washington roster features ten players from Washington, including six from Seattle.

  • Two basketball players also play football for Washington. They are sophomore guard Charles Frederick and freshman point guard Nate Robinson. They are two of five players in the Pac-10 to play both basketball and football.

  • The last time the Huskies played in the postseason was during the 1998-99 season when they finished 17-12.

  • Head coach, Lorenzo Romar, played for the Huskies from 1978-80.

  • Despite possessing a common name, freshman Anthony Washington is the first player with the surname “Washington ” to play basketball for the Huskies.


Full Roster

1 C.J. Massingale G 6-4 200 Jr. Tacoma, WA
2 Nate Robinson G 5-9 170 Fr. Seattle, WA
4 Jeffrey Day F 6-9 220 So. Seattle, WA
5 Will Conroy G 6-1 185 So. Seattle, WA
10 Charles Frederick G 5-11 180 So. Boca Raton, FL
15 Bobby Jones F 6-7 195 Fr. Long Beach, CA
20 Curtis Allen G 6-0 170 Jr. Tacoma, WA
24 Doug Wrenn G/F 6-8 220 Jr. Seattle, WA
30 Anthony Washington C/F 6-9 220 Fr. Seattle, WA
42 Mike Jensen F 6-9 220 Fr. Covington, WA
44 Marlon Shelton C 6-10 290 Sr. Rochester, MI
52 David Hudson G 5-11 185 So. Seattle, WA
55 Ben Devoe C 6-10 265 Fr. Olympia, WA


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