Huskies Open Pac-12 Play In The Desert Against No. 11 Arizona
The Huskies (4-4) open Pac-12 play on the road with a tough road test against No. 11 Arizona (6-0) at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz. Tip is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and coverage will be on the Pac-12 Network with Ted Robinson and Don MacLean calling the action. Gary Hill and Jason Hamilton will call the action on the Husky Sports Network, locally on Sports Radio KJR-AM 950.
The Huskies are 31-56 all-time against Arizona, 3-4 under the direction of Mike Hopkins. Last season, Arizona swept the two games and have won three-straight. The Huskies last win came in Tucson on March 7, 2020 when they won, 69-63 ... the Huskies are 5-9 vs. ranked teams under Hopkins. Their last win over a top-10 team came against No.8 Arizona in Seattle on Dominci Green's buzzer-beating three-pointer.
• How Now Brown Bell Cow: Terrell Brown Jr. was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 23.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.0 apg & 2.0 spg. He averaged 24.7 ppg in three games at the Crossover Classic and was named to the All-Tournament team. He was 27-46 (.587) from the field and 17-22 (.773) from the free throw line ... Brown Jr. has scored 124 of his 175 points in the second half (70.8%) ... Brown currently leads the Pac-12 and ranks 11th nationally in scoring at 21.9 points per game and leads the nation in field goal makes with 64. He also ranks fifth in free throw makes (43) and third in free throw attempts (55) ... Brown Jr. is the only Husky to reach double-digit points in all seven games. He has scored 20+ points in five games, and 30+ in two, including a career-high 32 vs. South Dakota State. He has eclipsed double-digits 53 times in 96 career game, 20-plus 30 times and 30-plus six times ... Brown Jr. had all nine of the Huskies' assists vs. Texas Southern. He is the first Pac-12 player to have 9 or more assists and account for all his team's assists since Brevin Knight (9) of Stanford vs. Utah on Mar. 20, 1997.
• Coach Hopkins (72-64 at UW/5th Year): Head Coach Mike Hopkins is in his fifth year at Washington, and fifth 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).