In their February loss to Utah, 65 – 74, Washington’s three-point defense failed to control the Utes’ attack from deep, i.e., Utah’s 3-point shot attempts; their 3-point percentage; and made 3-pointers were well above UW’s season averages in both Wins and Losses.
Offensively, the Washington Huskies’ three point offensive production underperformed in three-point shot attempts; three-point shot percentage; and made three-pointers, indicating that Utah’s three-point defense was disruptive and managed to control the Huskies scoring opportunities from beyond the arc.
If the Huskies improve their three-point defensive performance, it should at least be a close contest.
If the Huskies can improve and reverse both offensive and defensive three-point trends, expect the Huskies to dismantle the Utes for the win.
Stats courtesy of Synergy. (Click chart image in header for lightbox display.)