On Sunday, February 12th at 11AM, the Washington Huskies will resume their road trip at Boulder, Colorado to face the University of Colorado Buffaloes.
Colorado Players Overview
Quay Miller is Colorado’s catalyst on offense — with high efficiency scoring inside at-the-rim and from three-point range.
Miller, the ex-Husky and local Franklin High School product, is the Buffaloes leading scorer at 13.5 points per game in PAC-12 play, as well as averaging 9.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals in 33.7 minutes.
For the season, Quay Miller shoots 49.7% from two-point range and 40.6% 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.
Aaronette Vonleh, Colorado’s second leading scorer, is averaging 13.2 points per game, 4.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds in 27.6 minutes per PAc-12 game.
Jaylyn Sherrod, Colorado’s third leading scorer, is averaging 12.4 points per game, 4.9 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals in 30.9 minutes per Pac-12 game.
To secure the victory over Colorado, the Huskies will need to dominate the boards on both ends.
The Huskies are averaging 35.0 total rebounds per Pac-12 game;
The Huskies must find a way to improve their struggling three-point defense — currently allowing Pac-12 opponents to shoot 35.8% from three-point range, which ranks 11th in the conference.
As a team Colorado is shooting an excellent 37.7% from the three-point line.
Expect the Buffaloes defense to pressure the Huskies because Washington averages 16.7 turnovers per conference game which ranks last in the Pac-12.
The Dawgs must take care of the ball or risk igniting Colorado’s fastbreak transition offense.
Ultimately, the Huskies need to bounce from their embarrassing non-competitive blowout loss to Utah.
A Washington Huskies victory over Colorado would provide much needed evidence that Huskies are headed in the right direction under Head Coach Tina Langley.