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Five Huskies hoops numbers to ponder

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm with No Comments »
February 27, 2013 2:04 pm
Scott Suggs has had a tough senior season offensively before a strong game against Arizona State. (Associated Press photo).
Scott Suggs has had a tough senior season offensively before a strong game against Arizona State. (Associated Press photo).

With the Huskies on a break during this week, they don’t play until Sunday against Washington State, we’ll wade through various things in the days leading up to the game. Today, five numbers to think about:

That’s Abdul Gaddy’s field-goal percentage, which is the highest on the team among guards and the highest of his career in a full season. Gaddy is shooting 54.2 percent in his last five games and averaging 2.4 turnovers.

That’s C.J. Wilcox’s field-goal percentage again Arizona State this season. Wilcox is 3-for-22 from the field and 0 for 8 from behind the 3-point line against the Sun Devils. Despite those numbers, Washington has won both games. It’s samples like this that keep Lorenzo Romar anticipating — hoping? — everyone can click at once. The Huskies haven’t done that for weeks. A Utopian scenario for Washington is Gaddy maintains, Wilcox comes out of his slump, Scott Suggs found it against Arizona State, and everyone else does their parts.

Washington’s 3-point field-goal percentage. It’s last in the conference. It’s 205th in the country. In conference only play, the percentage is even lower: a rim-bruising 29.3 percent. Most of that is because of the inaccuracy of Suggs (26.4 percent) and Andrew Andrews (20.6) prior to the Arizona State game. Combined, they were 21 for 87 from 3. Andrews was shooting 46.7 percent on 2s. Suggs was shooting 38.8 percent on 2s during conference play. Suggs bumped that up with his good night in Tempe when he went 6 for 10 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3. The last time Suggs had good back-to-back shooting games? Dec. 13 and 15 when he went 7 for 10 and 5 for 10 from the field against Seattle U and Jackson State, respectively.

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The first is how many more minutes C.J. Wilcox has played than Andrew Andrews. The second is how many more free-throw attempts Wilcox has than Andrews (91-90). Nothing makes their styles more clear, especially considering the majority of Wilcox’s free throws have come when the other team has to intentionally foul.

Washington’s effective field-goal percentage, according to Kenpom.com, during conference play. That’s last in the league. Washington is also 10th in free-throw percentage (66.7), making this group among Romar’s worst offensive teams.


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