Ohio State at Washington
Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, Wash.
Watch: Pac 12 Network
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Game Notes: Ohio State | Washington | Big Ten
NOTING OHIO STATE
• The Buckeyes have won two in a row and are headed out on the road for just the second time this season. This will be the longest trip of the year as OSU heads to Seattle to take on Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
• The Buckeyes picked up wins over North Carolina and Cincinnati and are now 3-2 on the year.
• The 14-point deficit the Buckeyes overcame against North Carolina was the largest margin overcome in a win since erasing a 16-point hole at Purdue on Jan. 15, 2017.
• Dorka Juhász has recorded a double-double in four of her first five collegiate games. She had a big 18-point, 16-rebound double-double vs. North Carolina.
• Point guard Carmen Grande notched her 700th career assist on Nov. 9 vs. Detroit Mercy. She currently has the most assists of any active player in the country, male or female with 722.
• Grande scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had six assists in the win over UNC.
• Grad transfer Carly Santoro has scored in double figures in four out of the first five games including a 20-point effort at UConn on Nov. 11.
• Adreana Miller notched the 1,000th point of her career on Dec. 2 vs. Cincinnati.
• Ohio State is one of just three teams in the country (Florida St. and Grand Canyon) that have to replace all five starters from last year.
• Ohio State’s 12 player roster boasts eight new faces including five graduate transfers and three true freshmen.
• A total of six Buckeyes have already received their undergraduate degrees and are working in various masters programs this year. That is the highest number of graduates on one roster in the country.
• Washington has opened the season 5-3 and has won its last two contests.
• The Huskies picked up an impressive win over Duke in their opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase but then dropped their final two games, including one to Michigan in the finale.
• UW is averaging just over 70 points per game and is shooting 43.9 percent as a team.
• Eight different Huskies average more than five points per game.
• Amber Melgoza is the team’s leading scorer (19.9 ppg), rebounder (5.9 rpg) and assister (28).
• Missy Peterson has made a team-high 15 three-pointers and is the only other Huskie averaging in double figures at 11.8 ppg.
SERIES HISTORY VS. WASHINGTON
• This will be the third meeting between Ohio State and Washington and the Buckeyes have won all three games.
• The teams played a home-and-home series in 2006 and 2007 with the Buckeyes winning both meetings.
• OSU won 84-79 in Columbus in 2006 and 71-54 in Seattle in 2007.
• The Buckeyes then won the first game of this home-and-home series with an 85-76 victory last season in Columbus.
MCGUFF FACING HIS OLD TEAM
• Kevin McGuff was the head coach at Washington from 2011-13 and this will be his first trip back to Seattle as an opposing head coach since then.
• In his two seasons, he was 41-26 and took the Huskies to a pair of WNIT appearances.
• He won 21 games in his first season which marked the program’s first 20-win season in more than a decade.
• McGuff also landed Washington’s first two McDonald’s All-Americans in Katie Collier and Kelsey Plum, who went on to set the NCAA career scoring record.