Washington vs. USC: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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).
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