Miller, the ex- Husky (she transferred after Jody Wynn was fired) and local Franklin High School product, is the Buffaloes leading scorer at 14.2 points per game, as well as averaging 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.2 assists in 26.8 minutes.
Quay’s most impressive game of the early schedule was against Texas Tech, when she scored 24 points and 13 rebounds.
It is safe to say she is a long way from the ultra-talented but unpolished UW freshman she used to be.
Miller is Colorado’s catalyst on offense — with high efficiency scoring inside at-the-rim and from three-point range.
The Huskies defense will need to keep tabs on Quay Miller at all times, both inside and at the three-point line, as well as keep her off the boards.
Colorado point guard and ex-Husky Tameiya Sadler is averaging 5.8 points per game, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.5 assists in 19.0 minutes.
Another transfer after the Jody Wynn firing, Sadler is primarily coming off the bench to provide a spark for the Buffaloes on both ends.
Sadler is most effective shooting straightaway threes and driving to the basket.
An interesting side note is freshman guard Jada Wynn. The daughter of (you guessed it) Jody Wynn is averaging 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.6 minutes of play — she is primarily a three-point specialist making 38.5% of her three-point attempts.
To secure the victory over Colorado, the Huskies will need to dominate the boards on both ends.
The Huskies are averaging 44.2 total rebounds per game; grabbing 27.4 defensive rebounds per game — ranking in the Top 27% nationwide; as well as, pulling down 16.8 offensive rebounds per game — which ranks in the Top 3% nationwide.
The Huskies must find a way to improve their struggling three-point defense — currently allowing opponents to shoot 34.1% from three-point range, which ranks in the Bottom 15% of all defenses nationwide.
As a team Colorado is shooting an excellent 38% from the three-point line.
Expect the Buffaloes defense to pressure the Huskies because Washington averages 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks 201st nationally — in the bottom half of all Division One programs.
The Dawgs must take care of the ball or risk igniting Colorado’s fastbreak transition offense.
Ultimately, the Huskies must not let their home game advantage go to waste.
A Washington Huskies victory over Colorado would give the Huskies two straight over PAC-12 foes and would be another positive step in the right direction for Coach Tina Langley’s UW team.