Washington vs. USC: Full Game Preview

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Washington vs. USC: Full Game Preview
Washington
(13-10, 4-5 away)
USC
(10-13, 8-6 home)
Venue: Galen Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Washington C Wilcox 18.1 A N`Diaye 9.7 A Gaddy 4.0
USC E Wise 12.3 D Dedmon 6.8 J Fontan 5.0

On Sunday, USC welcomes Washington at Galen Center. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST and it can be seen on FSN. The Trojans are 3-5 against the Huskies over the last four years. They lost 80-58 the last time they played (Mar. 1, 2012).

Washington and USC share sixth place in the Pac 12.

In a 72-68 triumph over Washington State on Feb. 7, Byron Wesley put up 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Trojans. While contributing 4.6 rebounds per game, he also scores 10.4 points per game. For the Huskies, Aziz N`Diaye put up 11 points and 18 rebounds in the 59-57 loss to UCLA on Feb. 7. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.7 per game and blocks with 1.3 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Washington is strong in offensive rebounding percentage at 37.8 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 30th in the nation.

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  • USC has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Washington (No. 13 vs. No. 24).
  • USC has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (24 percent vs. 58 percent).
  • USC players are more experienced than Washington players (17,401 minutes played vs. 11,730 minutes played).
  • Omar Oraby is ranked 5th in the Pac 12 in blocks.
  • USC has an average margin of victory of 12 over Washington in 27 wins since 1980.
  • USC has a stronger schedule than Washington this season (SOS Rank: No. 19 vs. No. 27).
  • The USC blocks leader (Dewayne Dedmon, 48 blocks) has more blocks than the Washington blocks leader (Aziz N`Diaye, 29 blocks).
  • USC has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Washington according to Kiplinger (71.6 percent vs. 54 percent).
  • JT Terrell is ranked 5th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • Diaper Dandies love USC. USC has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Washington (7 vs. 3).
UW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- C.J Wilcox 35 18 5 2 1 1 2
B Aziz N`Diaye 30 11 10 0 0 1 2
B Abdul Gaddy 32 11 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Scott Suggs 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Andrew Andrews 25 8 2 3 1 0 2
C+ Desmond Simmons 26 5 7 1 1 0 1
C Shawn Kemp Jr 15 6 2 0 0 1 1
C- Jernard Jarreau 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Hikeem Stewart 9 1 0 1 0 0 1
D Martin Breunig 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Dion Overstreet 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Quinn Sterling 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Eric Wise 30 12 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Byron Wesley 31 10 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Jio Fontan 33 9 2 5 1 0 3
C+ Dewayne Dedmon 22 6 7 1 1 2 1
C JT Terrell 25 10 2 1 1 0 1
C Omar Oraby 15 6 4 0 0 2 1
C- Aaron Fuller 15 4 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Ari Stewart 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Sugiyama 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Chass Bryan 12 2 1 2 0 0 1
D S. Gavrilovic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Munoz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D James Blasczyk 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Brendyn Taylor 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Greg Allen 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
D R. Woolridge 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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