Behind the Numbers: MBB Tennessee
5 The Huskies have struggled from the free throw line and from behind the 3-point line. It’s very early in the season but so focus will be placed on these areas for improvement. Against Tennessee the Huskies hit just 5 of 10 free-throws and went 5-18 from behind the arc. Those numbers are virtually the same from the Mt. St. Marys game as they went 7-14 from the charity stripe and 5-18 on three-pointers.
4 The Dawgs did a great job of cleaning the glass holding a 42-32 advantage on the boards. Newcomers, Naziah Carter and Isiah Stewart have combined for 32 points and 22 rebounds. Both had 4 offensive rebounds while Tennessee had a total of 6 rebounds.
3 Part of the product of Washington Head Coach, Mike Hopkins, aggressive style of defense is that it can produce more fouls. Tennessee shot 24 free throws compared to Washington’s 10. UW committed 21 personal fouls to the Vols 14. In all three Husky players fouled out.
2 A product of Washington winning the rebounding battle they also had more 2nd chance points: 12-5. In fact, Washington may have lost the war but there are many battles that they won: Fast Break Points 15-7; Points off turnovers 13-11; and Points in the Paint 30-26...all encouraging signs.
1 With 2 minutes and 8 seconds gone in the first half Isiah Stewart tied the game at 5....the 1 and only time the game was tied. After that Tennessee went on a 9-0 run. In that span Washington committed 3 turnovers and they went 0-2 from the field. Tennessee was able to build a 14-point lead and Washington was only ever to get within 7 points the rest of the way.