This Week in Women's Basketball

Jan. 2, 2001

Seattle -

This Week in Husky Women's Basketball

Washington Huskies (7-3) vs. UCLA Bruins (1-10)
7 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 4
Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Wash.

Washington Huskies vs. USC Trojans (5-5)
1 p.m., Sun., Jan. 7* - televised live on Fox Sports Northwest
Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Wash.
* Game was originally scheduled for Jan. 6

Huskies Host Conference Opening Weekend at Bank of America Arena
The Washington women's basketball team plays host to UCLA and USC in the opening weekend of Pacific-10 Conference action this weekend. The Huskies, who are off to their best start since 1998, play the final two games of a seven-game home stint. They return after a six-day break following a 66-64 loss to Colorado State, a game that snapped a six-game winning streak for the Dawgs.

GAME CHANGE
Please note the USC game was rescheduled to Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. and will be televised live on Fox Sports Northwest. It was originally to be played Jan. 6.

The Series with UCLA
o UW leads the overall series with UCLA, 20-10, but the Bruins have won the last two.
o UW coach June Daugherty has a career mark of 3-5 versus UCLA.

The Series with USC
o UW leads the overall series with USC, 12-16, but the Trojans have won the last two.
o UW coach June Daugherty has a career mark of 4-4 versus USC.

Pac-10 History
Washington is 10-4 all-time in Pac-10 season-opening games and 4-2 when it opens league play at home ... the Huskies have won the Pac-10 title twice, in 1987-88 and again in 1989-90, when they shared the title with Stanford ... UW's all-time Pac-10 record is 168-84 (.667), second-best in the conference behind Stanford (215-37/.853).

Probable Washington Starters

Name	Pos.	Ht.	Yr.	Hometown		Pts., Rbs.
24 - Kellie O'Neill F 6-1 So. Lynnwood, Wash. 11.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg
42 - LeAnn Sheets C 6-2 Sr. Olympia, Wash. 6.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg
13 - Giuliana Mendiola G 5-11 Fr. Lake Forest, Calif. 12.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg
14 - Megan Franza G 5-11 Sr. Leavenworth, Wash. 14.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg
32 - Jill Pimley G 5-6 Sr. Goldendale, Wash. 4.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg


Dawgbite: Washington's 7-2 start on the year is its best since the 1997-98 season when the Huskies jumped out to a 10-0 mark and a No. 7 national ranking. That team finished 18-10 and advanced to first round of the NCAA Tournament. A victory over UCLA would give the Huskies eight this year and equal Washington's win total from last season.

Husky Women's Basketball Calendar
Jan. 3 Practice, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 UW vs.UCLA, 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 Practice, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Practice, tba
Jan. 7 UW vs. USC, 1 p.m., Fox Sports Northwest

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