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SEATTLE — Washington (9-4, 1-2) heads to Pullman for the first conference road trip of the season to take on Washington State (10-4, 0-3) in the second Boeing Apple Cup Series matchup of the 2022-23 season. The Huskies took Game 1 of the series earlier this season in Seattle. The last time UW swept the series was in the 2016-17 season. This is the 104th meeting all-time between the programs, with UW holding the 75-28 series advantage. The game tips off Sunday at 12:00 p.m. PT and will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks with Elise Woodward and Alyssa Charlston on the call. Gary Hill will call the action on 1090 KPTR-AM. 

LAST TIME OUT

vs. No. 11 Utah on 01.01

In a game that saw 13 lead changes, the Huskies battled a tough Utah team. No. 11 Utah was the first ranked opponent Washington faced this season, and came into the game undefeated. At halftime, Washington trailed by just two, 25-27. The 27 points scored by Utah was the first time the Utes had scored below 30 in a half all season. Lauren Schwartz led the Huskies in scoring with 17 points. Dalayah Daniels was the other Husky in double digits, finishing with her eighth career double-double (fourth as a Husky) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Teagan Brown recorded a career high three steals. Haley Van Dyke surpassed 1,000 career points. The Husky defense held Utah to their lowest field goal percentage (35.7%) and lowest scoring all season. Coming into the game, the Utes had been shooting 51.9% on average, with their previous low being 42.1% in their season opener. Prior to Sunday’s game, the lowest points scored had been 69 vs. Ole Miss.

STAT LEADERS

Last Updated 01.03

Washington ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 9 nationally in rebound margin (11.8). The Huskies are No. 2 in the conference and No. 13 nationally in offensive rebounds per game (15.8), No. 5 in the conference in defensive rebounds per game (26.8), and No. 3 in the conference and No. 32 nationally in rebounds per game (42.6). UW is No. 3 in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (56.9). UW is No. 4 in the conference and No. 52 nationally in field goal percentage defense (36.2). UW is No. 5 in the conference and No. 32 nationally in blocks per game (4.8). Dalayah Daniels is No. 5 in the Pac-12 in blocks per game (1.46), and No. 7 in the conference in blocks (19). Daniels is No. 76 nationally in both categories. Daniels is No. 12 in the conference in rebounds per game (6.9). Jayda Noble is No. 9 in the Pac-12 in steals per game (1.91). 

STRENGTH OF THE PAC-12

AP Rankings (through games Jan. 1, 2023):

2 – Stanford … 8 – Utah … 12 – UCLA … 15 – Arizona … 18 – Oregon

NET Rankings, Top 70 (through games Jan. 3, 2023):

4 – Stanford … 5 – Utah … 11 – Oregon … 23 – UCLA … 24 – Arizona … 29 – Colorado … 42 – USC … 49 – 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 will see six new faces on the team this season, as the Huskies welcomed four freshmen from California – Hannah Stines, Teagan Brown, Shayla Gillmer, and Elle Ladine – and two transfers, Dalayah Daniels (Cal) and Emma Grothaus (Lehigh). 

2023 Signing Class

Washington women’s basketball welcomed four new Huskies on National Signing Day (11.09.22) with ESPN.com’s 14th-ranked recruiting class. This is the second class in a row ranked in the Top 15 that Coach Langley and staff have signed. The Huskies added four standouts to the program with Olivia Anderson, Chloe Briggs, Ari Long, and Sayvia Sellers.

PRESEASON NODS

Van Dyke earned Preseason All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition, and Grothaus was one of 20 players named to the 2023 Lisa Lisa Award Watch List.

TICKETS

Fans can check out season, single game, and group ticket options at GoHuskies.com/WBBTickets.

 





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