Huskies prepare for Pac-12 showdown with second place Trojans

The Washington Huskies (16-4, 7-0 Pac-12) will look to remain unbeaten in Conference play Wednesday night ( 8p.m.) when they host a USC Trojan ( 12-8, 5-2) with a big of swag to its step. The Men of Troy have won there last three conference games and seven of their last nine games. USC is 0-4 on the road this season and 0-2 Pac-12 play.

The Huskies are home fresh off a two-game road sweep of Oregon State (79-69) and Oregon 61-56. In order for the Huskies to maintain their unbeaten conference record, the team will have to stay focused on executing on offense and defense against a tough Trojan trip lead by Senior Bennie Boatwright who is averaging 19.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his last 10 games.

In the UW’s nine-game winning streak, the Huskies have not allowed a team to score more than 70 points and are holding opponents to shooting 28.4 from 3 and holding them to 60.9 points. Four of UW’s seven Pac-12 wins have been by 16 points or more .T he last time UW had that many wins with at least a 16-point margin was during the 2011-12 season.
The Huskies have shot 50 percent or better from the field in 5 of there 7 Pac-12 games including four of the last five. UW is shooting 51.4 percent from the field overall in those 7 outings, which leads the Pac-12.

For senior Noah Dickerson the UW win streak and success is a great way to go out for the seniors on the team.

The key to the UW win streak has been its defense. Washington is holding its first 20 opponents to just 64.8 points per game, which leads the Pac-12 and is 32nd nationally, 16 teams have been held to 70 points or less and UW has won 15 of those games.
The Huskies scoring margin in league action of +13.0 leads the conference by almost eight points as ASU is second at a +5.7 margin.
UW dished out a season-high 18 assists on 22 made FGs at Oregon, its highest assist-to-made basket ratio of the season.

The Huskies offense is led by sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell who earned his third Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday.

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