Washington Preview

The Beavers look to win their second Pac-10 game of the season against the Huskies on Saturday night. Gametime is 7:00 PM and it will be televised on FoxSports NW.

Oregon State (8-7, 1-5) vs Washington (7-9, 2-5)
Saturday, January 24 - 7:00 PM (Fox Sports Net)
Gill Coliseum - Corvallis, OR
Series All-time: Washington leads 138-131.
Last meeting: UW 68, OSU 63

 

 

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: 7-9, 2-5 in the Pac-10
  • Notable wins in 2002-03: Have defeated USC (76-72) and Stanford (73-68) at home.
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Eighth in the Pac-10 and currently not receiving any votes for the top 25.
    Note:
    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: 7-9; Pac-10 Record: 2-5

 

  • 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: 6 (OSU (4-2)

 

The Players
(Full Roster | Team Stats)

Leading Scorer: Will Conroy, 13.5 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Doug Wrenn, 6.2 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Will Conroy, 4.4 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Doug Wrenn, 1.3 bpg
Minutes played per game: Doug Wrenn, 31.4 mpg
Most steals per game: Will Conroy, 1.8 spg


Returning starters: guard Curtis Allen and forward Doug Wrenn

Starting Five

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 12 games this season...has made a team leading 27 three point shots this year...in 24.6 minutes Allen is averaging 8.8 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.8 rebounds...shooting .368 from the field, .338 from downtown, and .966 from the free throw line.

G 5 Will Conroy (6-1, 185) - great passer...tenacious defender...plays with a lot of intensity...leading the Huskies in points (13.5 ppg), assists (4.4 apg), and steals (1.8 spg)...shooting .470 from the field, .432 from the three point line, and .750 from the line...has started all 16 games this season...has committed a team leading 50 turnovers...averaging 30.5 mpg.

Will Conroy leads the Huskies in scoring and assists.
Will Conroy leads the Huskies in scoring and assists. (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 all 16 games this season...in 31.4 minutes in averaging 13.1 points, a team leading 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and a team leading 1.3 blocks per game...shooting .378 from the field, .242 from three point range, and .537 from the free throw stripe.

C/F 30 Anthony Washington (6-9, 220) - physical center who likes to bang with the big boys...runs the floor well...started 10 games and played in all 16 this season...shooting a team leading .586 from the field and and team worst .406 from the line...in 17.6 minutes is averaging 5.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

F 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 12 of 16 games this season...shooting .416 from the field, .667 from downtown, and .633 from the free throw line in 22.2 minutes per game...averaging 5.9 points, 1.8 assists, and 3.6 rebounds.

 

The Bench

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 12 games this season...in 21.5 minutes is averaging 8.8 points and 3.6 rebounds...shooting .440 from the field, .317 from three point land, and .700 from the charity stripe.

F 15 Bobby Jones (6-7, 195) - versatile and athletic scorer...unselfish, team player...great defender with a mental toughness...has started four games...in 17.2 minutes averaging 5.6 points, 4.1 rebounds...leads the team in fouls with 57...shooting .366 from the field, .143 from three point range, and .778 from the line.

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 16...shooting .400 from the field, .308 from the three point line, and .700 from the free throw line...averaging 14.9 minutes, 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds.

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 21.0 minutes is averaging 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds...shooting .429 from the field, .333 from downtown, and .600 from the charity stripe...has started 6 games and played in 13.

 

 

Numbers Don't Lie

TEAM STATISTICS                        WASH          OPP
--------------------------------------------------------
SCORING.......................         1158         1135
  Points per game.............         72.3         70.9
  Scoring margin..............         +1.4            -
FIELD GOALS-ATT...............      406-976      398-894
  Field goal pct..............         .416         .445
3 POINT FG-ATT................       84-245       67-216
  3-point FG pct..............         .343         .310
  3-pt FG made per game.......          5.3          4.2
FREE THROWS-ATT...............      239-361      295-427
  Free throw pct..............         .662         .691
REBOUNDS......................          565          607
  Rebounds per game...........         35.3         37.9
  Rebounding margin...........         -2.6            -
ASSISTS.......................          225          220
  Assists per game............         14.1         13.8
TURNOVERS.....................          272          302
  Turnovers per game..........         17.0         18.8
  Turnover margin.............         -1.8            -
  Assist/turnover ratio.......          0.8          0.7
STEALS........................          114          122
  Steals per game.............          7.1          7.6
BLOCKS........................           51           75
  Blocks per game.............          3.2          4.7

ATTENDANCE....................        60615        40039
  Home games-Avg/Game.........      10-6062       5-8008
  Neutral site-Avg/Game.......            -          0-0


BY PERIOD     1st  2nd  OT     Total
------------ ---- ---- ----     ----
Team........  534  610    8  -  1158
Opponents...  500  627   14  -  1135

 

 

Team Preview

Doug Wrenn can score and loves to crash the boards
Doug Wrenn can score and loves to crash the boards. (Getty Images)

Strengths

  • Quality guard play - UW is very deep at the guard position. The two starting guards are averaging a combined 22.3 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.7 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 opponents to .280 from downtown.

Concerns

  • 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.

  • Field-goal shooting - Ninth in the conference with a .417 percentage from the field.

  • Rebounding - Are last in the Pac-10 in offensive rebounding and eighth in defensive rebounding.

 

 

Last Time the Huskies Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Curtis Allen scored 15 points as Washington put itself in the drivers seat for the eighth and final spot in the Pac-10 Tournament by defeating Oregon State 68-63 on Thursday night. Doug Wrenn scored 14 points and David Dixon added 12 for the Huskies (10-16, 4-12 Pac-10), who snapped a five-game losing streak to Oregon State. 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

The capacity crowd at McArthur Court fell nearly silent as Oregon's Luke Jackson doubled over, grasping his blood-soaked right hand. Later they cheered as Luke Ridnour's commanding 3-pointer gave the Ducks a 30-point lead and No. 23 Oregon went on to a 91-66 victory over Washington on Thursday night...No. 23 Oregon Too Much for Washington | Box Score

 

 

News and Notes

  • 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.

  • The Huskies have a 6-1 record when their field goal percent is better than opponents.

  • UW is shooting 41 percent (47-116)from 3-point range in its seven wins, compared to 28 percent (32-114)in its eight losses.

  • The Huskies boast a 7-1 record in games when they score more than 70 points and have an 0-7 mark when held under 70 points.

  • The Beavers boast a 92-43 advantage over Washington in Corvallis, including victories in two of the Huskies ’ last three visits to Gill Coliseum.

  • First-year Oregon State coach Jay John,who was an assistant at Arizona last season, has never competed against Washington in a head-coaching role. In his first year at Washington,Lorenzo Romar has never coached against Oregon State.

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

 

Full Roster

No.
Name
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
Hometown
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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