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Huskies Return Home To Face San Francisco

Nov 29, 2023

SEATTLE -- Washington women's basketball (7-0, 0-0) returns home from their first road trip of the season as the Huskies host San Francisco (2-5, 0-0 Big West) for the 11th meeting all-time between the programs. UW is coming off an undefeated road trip where they went 3-0 to claim the Rainbow Wahine Showdown tournament title. The game vs. San Francisco tips off Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. PT in Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, Wash. The game will air on the Washington Live Stream with Jason Dorow and Alyssa Charlston on the call. Gary Hill will call the action on 1090 KPTR-AM. 

LAST TIME OUT

Rainbow Wahine Showdown
11.26 at Hawaii ... 11.25.23 vs. Air Force ... 11.24 vs. Idaho State

» Went 3-0 in three days to win tournament. » Won by double digits in all three games. » Lauren Schwartz was named Tournament MVP, and Dalayah Daniels & Hannah Stines were both named to the five-person All-Tournament Team. » Husky defense held opponents to an average 32.6% field goal percentage. » Schwartz averaged 13.7 PPG » Daniels averaged 12.7 PPG & 7.3 RPG, and also had 5 blocks » Noble averaged 8.0 PPG and had 8 steals » Stines averaged 8.0 PPG & 4.0 APG

LAST SEASON

The 2022-23 season saw the most overall and conference wins since the 2016-17 season. The Huskies made their first postseason appearance since 2017 when they earned being an automatic qualifier to the WNIT, and moving on to the Fab Four was the furthest Washington had advanced in program history. 

SCOUTING REPORT

San Francisco is 2-5 in their non-conference games to open the season.

Last three games: 11.26 vs. Colorado State ... 11.21 vs. Yale ... 11.19 vs. Cal State Fullerton

The Dons finished last season with a loss to host Washington in the WNIT First Round.

NCAA RANKINGS

Through games Nov. 28, 2023
» Washington ranks No. 5 in the Pac-12 and No. 94 nationally in bench points per game (24.3) » No. 6 / No. 44 in blocks per game (4.7) » No. 6 / No. 32 in FG% (47.1) » No. 1 / No. 6 in FG% defense (30.8) » No. 5 / No. 8 in rebound margin (16.6) ... No. 6 / No. 23 in rebounds per game (45.29) » No. 4 / No. 13 in defensive rebounds per game (31.6) ... No. 6 / No. 95 in offensive rebounds per game (13.7) » No. 1 / No. 3 in scoring defense (46.6) » No. 3 / No. 14 in scoring margin (30.3) » No. 5 / No. 75 in three point percentage (34.8) ... No. 5 / No. 52 in three pointers per game (8.1) » No. 2 / No. 40 in 3FG% defense (24.0) » Hannah Stines: No. 11 (conference) & No. 86 (national) in assist/turnover ratio (2.17) ... No. 10 (conference) in assists (26) ... No. 13 (conference) in assists per game (3.7) » Dalayah Daniels: No. 4 (conference) & No. 36 (national) in blocks (12) ... No. 5 / No. 57 in blocks per game (1.71) ... No. 7 / No. 81 in free throws (26) ... No. 5 / No. 58 in rebounds (56) ... No. 9 (conference) in rebounds per game (8.0) » Sayvia Sellers: No. 10 (conference) in steals (13) and steals per game (1.86)

MILESTONE WATCH

On Watch
» Lauren Schwartz: 3 made three-pointers away from 150 career. Current 3-Point Field Goals Made is 147 career (76 at UW).

Achieved This Season
» Dalayah Daniels: Recorded 100 career blocked shots (53 at UW) in season opener. Recorded career rebound No. 500 (284 at UW) on Nov. 26.

PRESEASON NOD

Dalayah Daniels earned Preseason All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition, as voted on by the media.

THE TEAM

Returners - Washington returns eight from last season's team, including three starters - Lauren Schwartz, Jayda Noble, and Dalayah Daniels. Hannah Stines, Teagan Brown, Nia Lowery, Shayla Gillmer, and Elle Ladine also return. Schwartz, Noble, Daniels, and Ladine all received 2022-23 postseason honors from the conference.

Newcomers - The Husky newcomers are freshmen Olivia Anderson, Chloe Briggs, Ari Long, and Sayvia Sellers. The four were ESPN.com's 14th-ranked recruiting class for the Class of 2023. All four made their Husky debuts during the season opener.

National Signing Day (Class of 2024) - Washington welcomed two new Huskies to the program on National Signing Day (11.08.23) with Devin Coppinger and Annika Soltau. Coppinger, a 5-10 guard from Everson, Wash. (Nooksack Valley High School), will be staying in-state to come to Washington. Coppinger was one of 50 girls named to the 2023-24 Jersey Mike's Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year Watch List (11.16). Soltau, a 6-4 forward from Freiburg, Germany (Eisvogel USC Freiburg), is coming from across the world to join the Huskies.

MORE

Winter Supplies Drive - Washington women's and men's basketball will collectively host a winter supplies drive in partnership with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's "Season of Hope." The collection period will begin with both team's season openers on Monday, Nov. 6 and will continue through Dec. 9, when the men's team hosts Gonzaga. All new or gently used items will be collected at all basketball home games and can be dropped off inside the entrances of Alaska Airlines Arena. More information, as well as a list of items needed, can be found HERE.

Tickets - Fans can check out ticket options to Washington women's basketball games HERE.

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