Washington vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview

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Washington vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview
Washington
(18-15, 5-8 away)
Brigham Young
(21-11, 15-4 home)
Venue: Marriott Center
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, March 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Washington C Wilcox 16.7 A N`Diaye 9.2 A Gaddy 4.5
Brigham Young T Haws 20.9 B Davies 7.8 M Carlino 4.3

No. 3-seeded Brigham Young battles No. 6-seeded Washington in the first round of the NIT at Marriott Center on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 9:30 p.m. ET and it can be seen on ESPN. The Cougars have not played the Huskies since the 1997-98 season, when they lost 83-68.

In spite of 20 points and nine rebounds from Brandon Davies, the Cougars came up short 72-69 against San Diego on Mar. 8. With 7.8 rebounds per game and 1.0 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Huskies were defeated by Oregon 80-77 on Mar. 14 despite 19 points and six rebounds from C.J Wilcox. With 16.7 points per game and 1.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Brigham Young has a statistical advantage over Washington in one significant category, scoring, where the Cougars have an edge over the Huskies, 79.5 points per game to 67.6 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Washington is strong in offensive rebounding percentage at 37.8. This is good enough for first in the conference and 25th in the nation.

Washington StatSmack

  • Be afraid. Brigham Young has blown out more teams than Washington this season (six blowouts vs. one).
  • Brigham Young is ranked higher than Washington in their conference (No. 3 vs. No. 6).
  • The Brigham Young basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Washington (100 percent vs. 44 percent).
  • Brigham Young has more wins over the last 5 years than Washington (161 vs. 133).
  • Brigham Young has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Washington (eight vs. six).
  • The Brigham Young assist leader (Matt Carlino, 139 assists) has more assists than the Washington assist leader (Abdul Gaddy, 132 assists).
  • Brigham Young has a potent offense, scoring more points (79.5 per game vs. 67.4 per game) than Washington this season.
  • Brigham Young has a better record at home than Washington this season (13-3 vs. 11-7).
  • Brandon Davies is ranked 39th nationally in points.
  • Brigham Young has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (77.5 percent to 68.0 percent).
UW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ C.J Wilcox 35 17 5 2 1 1 2
B Aziz N`Diaye 29 9 9 0 0 1 2
B Abdul Gaddy 32 11 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Scott Suggs 31 12 2 1 1 0 2
C+ Andrew Andrews 25 8 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Desmond Simmons 24 5 7 1 1 0 1
C Shawn Kemp Jr 18 6 3 0 0 1 1
C- Jernard Jarreau 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Hikeem Stewart 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Martin Breunig 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Dion Overstreet 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
BYU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Brandon Davies 29 18 8 2 1 1 3
B+ Tyler Haws 34 21 5 2 1 0 2
B- Matt Carlino 28 11 3 4 2 0 3
C Brock Zylstra 25 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Josh Sharp 19 4 4 1 0 0 1
C Nate Austin 16 3 4 0 1 1 1
C Craig Cusick 20 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Anson Winder 9 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Bronson Kaufusi 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Raul Delgado 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Cory Calvert 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Ian Harward 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D A. Ambrosino 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
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