Women's Basketball Faces West Coast Conference Foes

Nov. 29, 2001

Huskies Face West Coast Conference Foes in Bay Area
UW at St. Mary's Friday, San Francisco Sunday

Fri., Nov. 29: UW at St. Mary's, 7 p.m., McKeon Pavilion (3,500), Moraga, Calif.

Sun., Dec. 2: UW at San Francisco, 2 p.m., Memorial Gym (5,400), San Francisco, Calif.

This Week Washington (3-2) travels to Northern California for a pair of non-conference games against West Coast Conference opponents St. Mary's and University of San Francisco. It's the Huskies versus the Gaels at St. Mary's at 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30 and versus the Lady Dons of USF at 2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 2. The games mark the second and third West Coast Conference schools the Huskies have faced in the early season., with the first being Santa Clara in the championship game of the Seattle Times Classic Nov. 24.

The Huskies, who received votes in the most recent AP and USA Today polls, are coming off a 99-50 route of Boise State Tuesday night at Bank of America Arena.

Juniors Loree Payne and Emily Autrey led four Huskies in double figure scoring, with 23 and 16 points, respectively. Payne sank four three point baskets en route to her highest scoring total since her freshman season while Autrey notched the third double-double of her career with her 12 rebounds.

Washington meets St. Mary's for just the second time, after the Huskies won the first meeting in Seattle last December. The game against San Francisco is the first for the Huskies since the two teams last met in 1985. Washington dropped out of the AP Top 25 and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll this week, after standing at No. 25 and No. 21, respectively, last week. The Huskies received votes in both Nov. 26 polls. St. Mary's and USF are not ranked.

Listen to the Huskies
All Husky women's basketball games can be heard on the radio at KKNW 1150 am. Steve Sandmeyer is in his third season calling the action for Washington. Games can also be heard over the internet. Log on to www.gohuskies.com to find the link.

Projected Husky Starting Lineup

F    23- Emily Autrey    6-0    Jr.    Kennewick, Wash.     11.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
C 21- Andrea Lalum 6-4 So. Bozeman, Mont. 13.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg
G 22- Loree Payne 6-0 Jr. Havre, Mont. 12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
G 13- Giuliana Mendiola 5-11 So. Lake Forest, Calif. 12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg
G 31- Gioconda Mendiola 5-6 So. Lake Forest, Calif. 0.8 ppg, 1.3 prg

Schedule Changes
There have been some minor changes made to the 2001-02 schedule. The Jan. 19 game against Stanford at home has been changed to a 3:00 p.m. start for television coverage by Fox Sports Northwest. On Feb. 16 when the Huskies take on California in Berkeley, tip-off will be at 1:00 p.m., not 7 p.m., the original time slot. The Jan. 6 game against USC at home has been changed to a 7 p.m. tip on Jan. 6, instead of the orginal 1 p.m. time. The game was rescheduled due to a makeup game for the Seahawks, who are playing at Husky Stadium that afternoon.

Dawgbite: Washington's victory over Northeastern last week made sixth-year Husky head coach June Daugherty the second-winningest coach at Washington. Daugherty, who led the Huskies to their furthest point in the NCAA tournament last year, has a record of 84-69 (.551) at Washington. Former coach Chris Gobrecht, who led the Huskies from 1985-96, is the leader with 243 wins against 89 losses in her tenure. Daugherty is the seventh women's head basketball coach at Washington. She passed Kathie Neir (1975-79) when she moved to No. 2.

Boise State Recap
Game 5 - Nov. 27, 2001
at Washington 99, Boise State 50

Junior Loree Payne hit four three-pointers and Washington's women's basketball team held Boise State to just15 second-half points in a 99-50 win at Bank of America Arena.
The Huskies (3-2) led by as many as 16 points at the 7:25 mark of the first half, but allowed the Broncos (1-3) to close within seven, to 42-35, at halftime. Washington buried the Broncos, however, with a 38-6 run over the first 12:28 of the second half, and outscored Boise State 57-15 after the break to seal the win.
Junior Emily Autrey, who led the Huskies in scoring in each of the two games of the Seattle Times Husky Classic, tallied her third-career double-double with 16 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. Payne was the team's high scorer with 23, her best since the 1999-2000 season, while Mandy Welch and Crista Peterson each had 11 for the Broncos.
The 49-point win is the largest in Daugherty's six-year tenure at Washington, and the highest margin of victory for the Huskies since a 105-47 win over Virginia Tech on Nov. 26, 1993.

Boise State Game Notes
Washington outscored Boise State 57-15 in the second half, after allowing the Broncos to close within seven points, 42-35, at the half. The second half began with a 38-6 Washington run over the first 12:28 after the break. ... Junior Emily Autrey recorded her third career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, respectively. Her 12 rebounds were a career high. Autrey recorded her career high 20 points against the Broncos on Nov. 27, 2000. ... Loree Payne's 23 points marks her highest point total since March 11, 2000, when she scored 23 against UCLA in the season finale. Payne also recorded four steals, which were a career high ... Washington's 49 point win tonight was the largest in June Daugherty's six-year tenure, and the biggest margin of victory for the Huskies since a 105-47 win against Virginia Tech on Nov. 26, 1993 ... The Huskies 10 turnovers were their least since Jan. 27, 2000, when they committed only 10 in an 85-83 upset victory over the Stanford Cardinal. Boise State's 23 turnovers tied an opponent season high ... Washington converted on 24-26 free throw attempts (92.3%) in tonight's game. The record of 93.8% (15-16) was set twice, versus Sacramento State on Dec. 18, 1978 and versus Oregon on Feb. 21, 1985.

About the St. Mary's Gaels
The Huskies and Gaels have met just once before, last year in Seattle, and the Huskies won, 73-61 (Dec. 17) ... St. Mary's enters the game against Washington with a record of 3-2 ... the Gaels' last game was an exhibtion contest, versus a San Francisco Pro Am team, which they won, 77-59 ... the last regular season game was a 66-51 loss to Illinois in the Gaels' own Thanksgiving tournament ...senior forward Jerkisha Dosty leads the team with 15.8 points per game while her sister, senior center Jermisha Dosty, is right behind with 10.3 points ... two others also average double figure scoring, guard Julie Morris (12.3 ppg) and forward Katie Davis (12.5 ppg).

About the San Francisco Lady Dons
This will be the first meeting between UW and USF since 1985 when the Huskies defeated the Dons, 83-61, in San Francisco ... Washington leads the series with USF, 5-1 ... USF (0-3) will be looking for its first win after suffering a 103-72 loss at the hands of No. 7 Stanford Thursday night ... two players are averaging double figure scoring, Lindsay Huff (11.0 ppg) and Celeste Farmer (10.5 ppg) ... the first two losses of the season were to UC-Irvine, 59-48, and at Nevada (69-67).

Dawgbite: Washington has an all-time record of 34-3 against teams from the West Coast Conference ... one of those losses came at the hands of USF, in the very first meeting between the two schools ... the Dons won, 58-48, back in the 1980-81 season ... the other two losses were to Santa Clara, just last weekend in the Seattle Times Classic championship game (71-56) and during the 1984-85 season (68-61).

Injury Update: Freshman guard Kayla Burt has a stress fracture in her left foot and will be out four to six weeks (beginning Nov. 27). She did not play in the Santa Clara game. All other Huskies are healthy entering the week.

Memorials: The Washington basketball team is wearing a black memorial stripe on their uniforms this season. The stripe, which has the number 16 on it, is in memory of the 16 Husky fans who lost their lives in a plane crash in Mexico Sept. 12, 2001. The fans were on a side-trip of a Husky fan cruise to the Miami-Washington football game that was originally scheduled for Sept. 15. In addition, the team is wearing an American flag on the back of their jerseys to remember victims of the events of Sept. 11.

Top Turnarounds
Washington had several impressive turnarounds last year. First and foremost was the Pac-10 swing, from an 8-22 record and ninth place finish in 1999-00, to a 22-10 overall record, 12-6 conference mark and a share of the Pac-10 championship in 2001. The conference swing was the greatest in league history. It was also the second-best turnaround in the country, from one season to the next (behind Baylor). Washington also posted the second-largest turnaround in home game attendance from one year to the next. The Huskies drew 2,338 fans per game in 2000 and saw that number jump to 4,179 per game in 2001. Overall, Washington stood 19th in the country in average attendance.

In the Polls
Here is a look at Washington's rankings through the season:

AP 	USA Today/Coaches'Preseason	19 	17Nov. 19 	25 	21Nov. 26 	votes 	votes 
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