Washington vs. Wisconsin Post-Game Notes
Dec. 2, 2002
Washington vs. Wisconsin
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2002
The 81-69 win improved Washington's all-time record at Bank of America Arena to 28-8, including a perfect 3-0 record in 2002.
Senior Loree Payne led all Huskies with 27 points, but was held scoreless - indeed, without a field goal attempt - for the last 11:49 of the contest. Payne finished the game 10-of-13 (.769) from the field, while the rest of the team combined for just 18-of-44 (.409).
Payne's 27 points were one shy of her career-high, and moved the senior into a tie for ninth-place on UW's all-time scoring list. Payne joins Amber Hall (1995-98) at 1,330 career points, 178 shy of Carlin McClary for eighth.
Payne's six three-point field goals (on nine attempts) are just one shy of the school record of seven, shared by Payne and Megan Franza.
Washington outrebounded its opponent for the second-consecutive game, edging Wisconsin by a 28-25 margin. This marks the first time since the fifth and sixth games of the 2001-02 season (Nov. 27, 2001 vs. Boise State, Nov. 30, 2001 at Saint Mary's) that the Huskies have had more rebounds than their opponent in any two consecutive games.
Wisconsin became the fourth UW opponent in five games this season to commit at least 20 turnovers. The Huskies are 4-0 in those games.
Washington scored over 80 points for the third consecutive game, marking the first time since the team's final three games of the 2001 NCAA Tournament that the Huskies have reached the 80-point mark in three-straight games.
Giuliana Mendiola notched eight assists to equal her career-high, set four times previously.
Washington notched 10 three-pointers against the Badgers, marking the third-straight game in which the Huskies have gone for double digits in field goals from beyond the arc. The Huskies had 16 threes in 28 attempts against Saint Bonaventure on Friday, and hit 10 of 22 against Kentucky on Saturday, before adding 10 on 25 attempts tonight.
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