Husky Women Put 12-Game Home Winning Streak On The Line Hosting Cal Saturday

Feb. 14, 2003

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAME NOTES
VS. CAL SATURDAY, FEB. 15, NOON, BANK OF AMERICA ARENA

o Washington's game at Oregon, Saturday, Feb. 22, has been changed to a 6 p.m. tip-off...the game will be televised locally in Eugene on the Oregon Sports Network...it was not picked up as a wildcard selection by Fox Sports Net.

o Washington is looking for its 13th-straight home win...should the Huskies beat Cal, it would be the second time in the program's history that UW won 13-straight at home...Huskies did so from the end of the 1988 season through the beginning of the 1989 season.

o With only two home games remaining on the 2002-03 schedule, the Huskies have a chance to go undefeated at home for the first time since the 1990 season...that year UW was 14-0 on its home court including a 9-0 record vs. Pac-10 opponents.

o HUSKIES DOMINATE AT HOME: In Washington's 12 home victories, the Huskies average 84 points, while holding their opponents to just 62 points...UW has scored at least 92 points in its last three-straight home games...UW has shot 49.5 percent from the field (379-765), 44.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc (117-265) and 71.1 percent from the line (133-187) at home...UW averages an 18.4-point margin of victory in its 12 home wins...In its seven Pac-10 home wins, UW has averaged a 19.3-point margin of victory...The only Pac-10 team to lose to Washington by less than 13 points was Arizona (1-point).

o UW has hit at least 11 three-pointers in its last four home games and has made 10 or more three-pointers in four of the last six games...Washington is 8-0 when recording double-digits in three-point field goals made.

o With its second-straight home attendance mark of at least 8,000 fans on Thursday, UW now owns the top-two single-game Pac-10 attendance marks...UW's school record 8,408 total vs. UCLA (Feb. 1) is tops in the conference this season, while its 8,083 fans on Saturday is the second-highest Pac-10 mark...UW also owns the fifth and sixth top attendance marks this year...UW is by far the Pac-10 leader in average home attendance with 4,812 per game.

o Junior All-America and Pac-10 Player of the Year candidate Giuliana Mendiola has scored at least 20 points in seven games this season, including the last five straight...Over the last five games, Mendiola averaged 25.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.6 assists...she has tallied double-figures in 22 games, including the last 15 straight...Mendiola has seven double-doubles this season, 12 in her career.

o Washington's victory over No. 6 Stanford was its second vs. a ranked opponent this season... the other was over then-No. 18 Arizona at home (60-59)...UW's 92-68 win marked the largest margin of victory over Stanford by a Pac-10 opponent since Oregon State defeated the Cardinal, 87-61, on March 9, 1991...the loss was just the 13th by 20 points or more in Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer's 18-year career on the Farm...UW's 24-point margin of victory was its second-largest ever in the UW-Stanford series, bettered only by an 86-59 Husky victory on Jan, 8, 1987...The Huskies' 92 points were also its second-most in series history, bettered only by the 95 points scored in an eight-point UW win on Feb. 24, 2001.o The Huskies have outrebounded their opponent in six of the last seven contests, after having been outrebounded in five of seven to open Pac-10 play...Washington limited the Cardinal to just 28 total rebounds, while pulling down 37 of its own...UW was outrebounded by 27 in the first matchup in Palo Alto, Jan. 18.

o UW's eight turnovers vs. Stanford was the second-lowest total of the season...it marked the first time in the last 14 games that UW committed less than 10 turnovers, and the third-time this season...UW's season-low turnover total was three vs. Iowa State Dec. 22.

o Thursday marked the ninth-time that UW had at least four players in double-digit scoring...UW is 9-0 when four player score 10 or more points.

o Senior Kellie Dalan started Thursday for the first time since Dec. 20...Dalan pulled down a season-high five rebounds vs. the Cardinal to go along with 10 points.

o Senior Loree Payne currently has 1,592 career points...she needs just five more points to move past Karen Deden into seventh on UW's all-time scoring list...Deden (1988-91) had 1,596 points.

o Payne also needs just 18 three-point field goal attempts to set the UW career record in that category...she has 691 in her career...Megan Franza (1997-01) holds the school record with 708.

o With four three-pointers vs. Stanford, Thursday night, junior Giuliana Mendiola moved into sixth on UW's career list...Mendiola now has 104 3-pointers, moving past Shannon Kelly (1993-96) who had 102...Senior Loree Payne is UW's career 3-point leader with 234.

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