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Thomas practices, is expected to play vs. OSU

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Dec. 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm with No Comments »
December 30, 2009 3:52 pm

UW No. 2 scorer Isaiah Thomas practiced today after turning his ankle Sunday against San Francisco. It is expected that he will play Thursday when the Huskies open Pac-10 play against Oregon State.

Here’s a quick look at that one:

OREGON STATE (6-5)
AT NO. 17 WASHINGTON (9-2)
7 p.m. Thursday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
TV: FSN. Radio: 950-AM.

Series: UW leads, 149-136. The Huskies have won four straight overall and six straight at home.
Statistical leaders: For OSU – Seth Tarver, 13.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 2.2 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 21.9 ppg and 8.4 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.4 apg.

Scouting report: Both programs have exactly 1,600 all-time wins. … This is the Pac-10 opener for both schools. … Thomas has scored fewer than 10 points each of in his last two games. He said this week that he expects that slump to end today. … These schools are 1-2 in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage defense and steals. Washington leads the league in scoring, 3-point defense, blocked shots, turnover margin and offensive rebounds. … UW is 9-0 at home, OSU is 2-4 away from home. … Tarver has scored in double figures over nine straight games. Junior guard Calvin Haynes matched his career high of 25 points last week against Fresno State and is averaging 18.3 points over his last three games while shooting .594 from the field. … OSU has gone eight days without playing since that victory over Fresno. … Pondexter is third in the Pac-10 in scoring, tied for third with four double-doubles and fourth in rebounding. … UW is 8-5 all-time when playing on New Year’s Eve.

Next: 2 p.m. Saturday, vs. Oregon, Edmundson Pavilion.

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