This Week in UW Women's Basketball

Dec. 11, 2000

Seattle - Next Game
St. Mary's (6-1) at Washington (4-2)
1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17
Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Wash.

Huskies Among National Leaders in RPI Rankings In the Dec. 9 Collegiate Basketball News Women's RPI Ratings, Washington is No. 14 in the nation and its schedule is listed as the fifth-toughest in the country. Tennessee, Oregon and Notre Dame make up the top three in the RPI ratings. In strength of schedule, Washington is behind only Oregon, Penn State, Georgia and Villanova, in that order.
Washington has posted a record of 4-2 in the early season, with victories over Michigan, Boise State, and Big 12 foes Oklahoma State and Nebraska. The Huskies have won three in a row and are 3-1 on the road. Their win over Michigan came against a Wolverine team that had knocked off then-eighth-ranked Louisiana Tech, a 2000 Final Four participant. Washington's season-opening loss at Indiana, at the buzzer in overtime, came against a Hoosier team that has gone on to post a record of 8-1, with its only loss a one-point setback to No. 8 Louisiana Tech. Its only other loss came at the hands of top-ranked and defending national champion Connecticut.
The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) is used by the NCAA women's basketball committee to supplement the selection of at-large teams and the seeding of all teams for the NCAA basketball tournament. It is derived from three component factors: Div. 1 winning percentage (25%), schedule strength (50%) and opponent's schedule strength (25%).

Husky Community Service Continues
The Washington women's basketball team continues its tradition of community service by helping the Salvation Army during the holidays. Husky staff and players will be ringing the traditional Salvation Army holiday donation bells from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 12 in front of the downtown Nordstrom. All players, except for those taking final exams, will participate. Husky women's basketball is Washington's most active intercollegiate athletic team in community service participation.

Dawgbites: The Huskies are expected to move into their new lockerroom, in the renovated Bank of America Arena this Wednesday ... Washington is in the midst of a seven-game homestand.

Husky Women's Basketball Calendar
Dec. 12 Salvation Army Bell Ringers 11-12:30 p.m., downtown Nordstrom
Dec. 13 Practice, 1:15-4 p.m.
Dec. 14 Off
Dec. 15-16 Practice, 10-12 noon
Dec. 17 UW vs. St. Mary's, 1 p.m., Bank of America Arena
Dec. 18 Off
Dec. 19-20 Practice, 1:15-4 p.m.
Dec. 21 Seattle Times Classic, Western Michigan vs. James Madison, 6 p.m., UW vs. Loyola Marymount 8 p.m.
Dec. 22 Seattle Times Classic consolation game, 6 p.m., championship game, 8 p.m.

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