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Washington Hosts USC this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Feb 10, 2021

Gameday Central | Game Notes (PDF)

UW (3-14, 2-10 P12) vs USC (15-3, 9-2 P12)
Washington returns to Seattle to welcome the Los Angeles schools to Alaska Airlines Arena, first hosting USC on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks with Aaron Goldsmith and Eldridge Recasner on the call. Additionally, fans can tune into KJR 950AM to hear Tony Castricone and Jason Hamilton on the official Husky Radio Broadcast. There will also be a national radio broadcast by Westwood One with Ryan Radtke and PJ Carlesimo calling the action. In the first meeting this season between the two teams, USC won with a 95-58 victory, to move the all-time series record in the Trojans favor, 76-75.
 
The Coach (66-53 at UW/4th Year)
Head Coach Mike Hopkins is in his fourth year at Washington, and fourth as a head coach after becoming the 19th head coach in UW history. During his 22 years as an assistant at Syracuse, Hopkins was a part of teams that reached the NCAA Tournament 16 times including the 2003 National Championship, four Final Fours, five Elite Eights and 10 Sweet 16s along with four NIT berths. Syracuse never dipped below a 55.0 percent record while Hopkins was on staff. Hopkins is a two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, winning the honor in each of his first two seasons with the Huskies as he led UW to back-to-back 20 win seasons with postseason appearances each year. (2018 NIT, 2019 NCAA Second Round). 
 
Quick Hitters
•Senior Quade Green recorded his seventh 20-point game of the season against Oregon with 23 points ... it was also his third 20-point night in the last four outings ... he has 10 20-point games in his 32-game UW career
• Sophomore Marcus Tsohonis is averaging 15.2 points over the last five games, including two 20-point nights ... against the Oregon schools he shot 60.8 percent from the field, 40 from 3 and 83.3 from the FT line
• Washington was nearly perfect from the charity stripe at Oregon State, with a 20-of-22 mark (90.9 percent) ... UW previously went 100 percent from the FT line this season when facing Oregon in Seattle, going 10-of-10 on Dec. 12, 2020.
• Washington shot 51.0 percent from the field against Oregon for their fourth 50-percent shooting night in the last eight games
• All seven of junior transfer Erik Stevenson's double-digit scoring nights this season have come in the last seven of the last eight games where he is averaging 15.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in that span ... Prior to the California game (Jan.9), Stevenson had only made four from long distance, he has since made 20
• Junior Jamal Bey has been efficient from the field over the last seven outings, averaging 13.4 points and shooting 53.4 percent from the field, 58.3 percent from 3 and adding 4.3 rebounds in that span
• UW has had four players score at least 26 points in a game this season in Bey (28), Tsohonis (27), Stevenson (27) and Green (26)
• Redshirt sophomore Nate Roberts is currently eighth in the league in rebounding, averaging 6.4 per game overall and is eighth in Pac-12 games pulling down 6.7 per night.
• Bey is currently second in the league in 3-point FG percentage at 53.7 percent and is third in Pac-12 games in shooting 54.5 percent (18-of-33) ... 33 of his 41 3-point attempts on the season have come during league action
• Jamal Bey became the fourth Husky to record a 20-point night with his career-high 28 against Utah, which are also the most points scored by a Husky since David Crisp scored 32 at California on Feb. 28, 2019
• From 3-point range, UW has been shooting 41.5 percent over the last seven outings compared to its season percentage of 33.0
• Green has 137 career assists at UW in just 32 games ... averaging 4.3 a game while being a Husky
• Wright currently has 125 career blocks which is sixth all-time at UW ... he is now 12 behind fifth place (137, Malik Dime) and 61 behind the UW record of 186 (Matisse Thybulle and Christian Welp)
• Under Coach Hopkins, the Huskies' 2-3 zone defense has helped the Dawgs record the top two FG% defense marks in the last 44 years (dating back to the 76-77 season) holding teams to 38.1% (2019-20) and 41.6% (2018-19)