Washington vs. Kentucky Game Notes

Nov. 30, 2002

Game Notes
Washington vs. Kentucky
Seattle Times Husky Classic
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002

The Huskies' 88-56 win earned the team its 10th Seattle Times Husky Classic championship, in 16 attempts.

Washington guard Giuliana Mendiola was named tournament MVP for the second time in the past three years, in the process becoming the first player to earn the MVP honor twice. Also earning all-tournament team honors were Washington's Loree Payne - a three-time honoree - and Andrea Lalum, as well as Kentucky's Sara Potts, Pacific's Nancy Dinges, and Saint Bonaventure's Caitlin Crist.

Just a day after scoring 105 points in a win over Saint Bonventure, the Huskies poured in 88 against the Wildcats, a two-day total of 193 points that is the most in STHC history, breaking by five points the UW's own record of 188 set in 1997.

The UW scored at least 41 points in all four halves of play in the STHC, while holding opponents to 30 or less.

Washington also broke several other STHC records, including:

Set a new two-game record for field goals with 76, including 43 in the opener and 33 in the championship. The Huskies shattered the previous record of 68, set by UW in 1989.

Set a new two-game record for three-point field goals, with 26, breaking by four the previous record of 22 set by UW in 1997. The Huskies had a Pac-10 record-tying 16 threes in Friday's game, and added 10 in the championship.

Set a new two-game record for three-point field goal attempts, with 50, seven more than Santa Clara's 43 in 1995.

Remarkably, in addition to launching more threes than any other team in STHC history, the Huskies converted those threes at a record clip, with a percentage of .520 (26x50) that was well beyond the previous record of .466 (6x13) set by Duke in 1992.

Set a new two-game record for assists with 55, including 25 in the championship and a single-game record 30 in the opener. Washington bested by 14 the previous record of 41 set by Kansas in 1998.

Set a two-game record for fewest turnovers with 21, breaking by one the record of 22 set in 1995 by Santa Clara. Washington had 12 turnovers in the championship game, and just nine - a single-game record - in the opener.

A day after Washington's bench led the team with 46 points, three Husky starters busted out for 57 of the team's 88 points, including 21 from Mendiola, and 18 each from Payne and Lalum.

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