Washington vs. Oregon: Full Game Preview
|Washington||C Wilcox 19.3||A N`Diaye 9.5||A Gaddy 3.4|
|Oregon||D Dotson 11.9||A Kazemi 9.5||D Artis 3.8|
Washington takes on No. 16 Oregon on Saturday. It gets started at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Huskies are 7-3 against the Ducks over the last four years. They won 90-86 on 3/20/2012 the last time they played.
Oregon and Washington are neck and neck in the Pac 12, holding down 1st and 3rd place, respectively.
In spite of 23 points and 7 rebounds from C.J Wilcox, the Huskies came up short 74-66 against Oregon State on January 23rd. He leads the team with 19.3 points per game. In a 68-61 victory over Washington State on January 23rd, Arsalan Kazemi put up 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Ducks. With 9.5 rebounds per game and 2.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Oregon will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: offensive rebounding percentage at 38.4 and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.2.
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Washington has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Oregon (9 vs 6).
- Aziz N`Diaye is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
- Washington has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Oregon (#20 vs #98).
- Washington has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (58% vs 80%).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Washington has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oregon (9 vs 5).
- Washington is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Washington is 77.9 inches compared to 76.9 inches for Oregon.
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Washington has come back to win after being down at half against Oregon 5 times since 1999.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Washington has a stronger schedule than Oregon this season (SOS Rank: #40 vs #232).
- C.J Wilcox is ranked 42nd nationally in points and 2nd in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
- The Washington three-point leader (C.J Wilcox) has more three-pointers than the Oregon three-point leader (E.J. Singler).
- Washington is better under pressure, and has defeated Oregon in 6 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
|C-||Shawn Kemp Jr||13||3||2||0||0||1||1|