Here’s our game preview.
And some quick basics:
WASHINGTON STATE(14-6 OVERALL, 4-4 PAC-10)
AT WASHINGTON (13-7, 3-5)
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
TV: FSN Radio: 950-AM (UW) 850-AM (WSU)
Series: UW leads, 169-98, and swept both games last season.
Statistical leaders: For WSU – G Klay Thompson, 22.3 ppg; F DeAngelo Castro, 7.4 rpg; G Reggie Moore, 4.6 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 19.9 ppg and 8 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.5 apg.
Scouting report: Isaiah Thomas, UW’s No. 2 scorer, will return to the starting lineup after missing the Tuesday game against Seattle U. due to stomach illness. Junior guard Venoy Overton, who had started in Thomas’ place, will return to a reserve role. … UW leads the Pac-10 in scoring (80.8) and rebounding (38.5). WSU leads the league in 3-point field goal percentage, is second in field goal percentage, and is third in points, rebounds and blocks. … First-year WSU coach Ken Bone, a former UW assistant, went 0-3 against the Huskies while coaching Portland State. … Thompson is tied for the Pac-10 lead in scoring. Pondexter is third in both scoring and rebounding. … Moore, a freshman from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, has scored 20 or more points in four of his last six games and is averaging 18 points over his last seven games. WSU’s Nikola Koprivica leads the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage, hitting 27 of 54 attempts. Castro leads the league with 2.1 blocked shots per game.
Next: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, vs. Arizona, Edmundson Pavilion; FSN.