Equally concerning, Washington’s nonconference performance of 15 three-point attempts per game significantly trails the PAC-12 average of 18 three-point attempts per game during the first two weeks of conference play.
In PAC-12 competition, the Huskies total of 18 made three-pointers ranks 10th in the conference; and their 61 three-point attempts ranks 9th among conference teams.
Finally, 25.5% of Huskies’ offensive possessions end in a three-pointer (Three Point Rate), which ranks 11th in the PAC-12; and only 25% of the Huskies points scored come from three-point range (also, 11th in the PAC-12).
The Huskies are certainly paying a price in PAC-12 competition for their lack of scoring from the three-point line.
Mulkey’s Going Up on Defense and Offense
Besides having 12 points, 6 rebounds and three assists versus Oregon State, Nancy Mulkey had three blocks in the game, and now ranks 4th in the PAC-12 at 2.0 blocks a game.
(On another positive note, the Huskies recorded a PAC-12 season-high of six blocks against the Beavers.)
Mulkey ranks 6th in the nation in Blocks at 3.3 blocks overall.
Nancy Mulkey’s shooting percentage on two-pointers is an excellent 69.7% – ranking second in the PAC-12 in that category.
Jayda’s Noble Effort
Coming off the bench, Washington’s Jayda Noble took advantage of her longest stretch of playing time all season, and she made a case for a more consistent role on the team.
In 21 minutes, 40 seconds tallied seven points — shooting 60% on two-pointers; as well as, four rebounds and two assists. Noble also took a charge from the Beavers.
Washington will face Washington State this weekend in a home-and-home series.
The Huskies will continue their hunt for their first PAC-12 win in Pullman. on Friday, January 28th at 7PM; and hosting at Hec Ed on January 30th at 12 noon.