Huskies Continue Home Domination of Sun Devils
Dec. 29, 2004
Seattle - Bank of America Arena has proved a very friendly place for the Washington Huskies women's basketball team. The Huskies extended a nine-game win streak tonight over Pac-10 rival Arizona State, trumping the 21st-ranked Sun Devils 63-55. Washington used solid defense and a balanced scoring attack to log their first Pac-10 win of the season. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Huskies, and marks only the third loss of the season for Arizona State.
'Tonight we were able to really mix it up in both our man, our zone, and our pressing schemes and force a lot of turnovers against a veteran team like Arizona State,' said head coach June Daugherty. 'It was just physical Pac-10 basketball all the way. It was the kind of who could survive it, and fortunately we were able to get the `W'.'
The nine-game home winning streak over Arizona State dates back to February 3, 1996, which marked the last time the Sun Devils were victorious in Seattle. The Sun Devils hold a similar advantage over the Huskies in Tempe, winning six of the last seven at Wells Fargo Arena. The Huskies have not won in Tempe since January 11, 2001, where they defeated the Sun Devils 66-62. Washington holds a slight 10-8 advantage in the last nine seasons over the Sun Devils.
Washington has made a habit of such home winning-streaks, winning 11 straight home games against the Washington State Cougars and four against both USC and California.
Watch the Huskies attempt to continue their home winning-streak against USC on January 7th, 2005 at 7 p.m.