Washington vs. Iowa State Post-Game Notes
Dec. 22, 2002
Washington vs. Iowa State
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002
The 64-63 win is Washington's seventh-straight, its longest such streak since opening the 1997-98 season 10-0. The win was also Washington's fifth in a row at home, and improved the team's overall record at Bank of America Arena to 30-8 (.789).
Washington committed just three turnovers in the game, and just one in the second half. The total is a season-low, improved the Huskies' average in 2002-03 to just 13.4 turnovers per game, and marks the second time this season that the Huskies have committed less than 10 turnovers in a game. The Cyclones, in turn, recorded no points off turnovers, while Washington was credited with 14.
After making four of their first six shots to take an 8-2 lead, the Huskies missed 11 consecutive field goals over the next 7:59, part of a 17-1 Iowa State run that gave the Cyclones a 10-point lead with just under 10 minutes remaining in the half. Andrea Lalum snapped the Huskies out of the drought with a jumper at 9:26, and scored seven of the Huskies next 11 points, helping UW close the lead to eight at the half.
Lalum again came up big at the end of the second half, scoring all 14 of her second half points in the final 11 minutes of the game, including the game-winning six-footer with 10 seconds remaining.
The Huskies were outrebounded in today's game for just the third time this season. The Huskies are 2-1 in that situation.
Sophomore Kayla Burt added a career-high eight assists to her 11 points and seven rebounds.
Washington's 64 points were a season-low, while the 63 points scored by Iowa State were the fifth-most by a Husky opponent this season.
The Huskies posted assists on 19 of 25 baskets, the eighth time in nine games that the team has recorded at least 19 assists. For the season, Washington is making assists on 71.8 percent (196 assists, 273 field goals) of their baskets.