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UW And OSU Both Looking To End Skids On Tuesday

Jan 25, 2021

Weekly Release - at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Huskies (4-6, 1-6 Pac-12) will play their second game in three weeks when they face Oregon State (3-5, 1-5) in Corvallis at Gill Coliseum on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. This game was originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, but had to be postponed and rescheduled due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Washington was originally put out of action due to Covid-19 issues on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and missed four games before returning to action on Sunday for their first game in 21 days. UW and OSU's seasons have nearly matched each other. The Beavers were put on hold due to Covid-19 prior to their scheduled game at Washington on Dec. 21 and finally returned to action at Arizona on Jan. 17.

The Beavers have dropped five-straight games with their last victory coming on Dec. 6 vs. Colorado. UW has dropped four-straight games with their last win coming on Dec. 13 against Portland.

Tuesday's game will be streamed on Oregon State's Pac-12 platform with Ron Callan calling the action. As usual, fans can listen locally to Gary Hill Jr. on the UW/IMG College Network on KKNW 1150 AM, on the TuneIn App, or GoHuskies.com. 

Leading the Break
• Haley Van Dyke has upped her performance over the last six games. She has reached double figures five times and is averaging 12.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 1.7 steals during that span. She started off her stretch with the first double-double of her career (19 pts/11 rebs) vs. WSU on Dec. 11.
• Tameiya Sadler recorded career highs with four steals and four assists at Oregon on Sunday. She also had 10 points and a team high seven rebounds.
• Either Tameiya Sadler, Quay Miller or Haley Van Dyke has led the Huskies in scoring and/or rebounds in every game, except for when Darcy Rees led UW in scoring with 20 vs. Oregon. 
• Of Washington's 22 programs, the Husky women's basketball team was named the Most Improved Team for academics after the Autumn 2020 quarter with a combined grade point average of 3.57. In all, 20 programs were above 3.0 with an overall average GPA of 3.42. A student-athlete from each program was also selected as Student of the Quarter, with Quay Miller earning the recognition from women's basketball.
• Several milestones reached by Huskies recently: Haley Van Dyke recorded her 100th career steal at Colorado and 300th career rebounds at Utah. Khayla Rooks played in her 100th game on Sunday at Oregon.

Scouting the Beavers
The Beavers limp into Tuesday's game on a five-game losing streak, including a double-overtime loss on Sunday against Washington State. They started the season in the top-25 but fell out of the polls for the first time since 2013-14. They returned to action for the first time in nearly a month last Sunday, Jan. 17 falling at Arizona, 67-51. Prior to that, the Beavers were shot down, 61-55, on Dec. 20 in Pullman by Washington State. Their last win was on Dec. 6 against Colorado. Three Beavs are scoring in double figures, led by Aleah Goodman (16.5 ppg). She is also hitting 47.8% (22-46) of her attempts from 3-point range and coming off a 33 point effort vs. the Cougars. The Beavers are led by Scott Rueck, who is in his 11th year. He was a Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist last year. He is the second winningest coach in OSU history.

All-Time Series vs Oregon State
Washington leads the all-time series 55-42, though Oregon State has had the better run lately. The Beavers have won eight of the last nine meetings and 11 of 13.  Washington is 28-16 against OSU in Seattle, but the Beavers have won the last three in Seattle and five of the last seven at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Huskies last win in Seattle came on Feb. 6, 2015, 76-67. UW's last win overall in the series was at the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament when they downed the Beavers, 68-67, on a deep Missy Peterson 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left on the clock. Oregon State won the only game played between the two teams last season, 75-61, in Corvallis. 

Last Game
Five Oregon players scored in double figures, led by 16 from Sedona Prince, to lead the 13th-ranked Ducks to a 69-52 win over Washington on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. The Huskies (4-6, 1-6 Pac-12) were coming off a three-week layoff due to COVID-19 protocols – including 10 days of no activities – and spent much of the day kicking off the rust and chasing the Ducks (11-3, 9-3) from behind. Haley Van Dyke led the Huskies with 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and three steals. Freshman Tameiya Sadler chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four assists. Junior Darcy Rees was the Huskies only other double-figure scorer with 10 points – six coming in the fourth quarter on a pair of three-point buckets.
 
Up Next
The Huskies will return home to face Stanford at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m.