2019 Tournament PreviewDominating the Pac-12 might not mean what it used to, but winning the regular-season title by three games and reaching the conference tourney final count for something. Former Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins has the 2-3 zone working, as the Huskies are top 5 in the nation in both block percentage and steal percentage, ranking 20th in KenPom's adjusted defensive efficiency. A 6-5 wing, Matisse Thybulle (9.5 ppg) led the conference in steals (3.4 spg) and was second in blocks (2.3 bpg) on his way to Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. Washington has three seniors in the starting five to rank first in the nation in KenPom's minutes continuity metric, but it's led by 6-4 sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell (16.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg), the Pac-12 Player of the Year who shoots 43.8 percent from downtown. In the frontcourt, senior Noah Dickerson (12.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg) is capable of dominating (seven double-doubles). Even so, Washington did not win a Quad 1 non-conference game and has some ugly conference losses, including to a historically bad California team.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 103.4 (160th) 96.0 (33rd)
Pace 67.2 (270th)
Effective FG% 52.1 (107th) 47.5 (34th)
Turnover % 17.6 (270th) 20.7 (7th)
Off Reb % 29.2 (143rd) 35.0 (348th)
FTA/FGA 34.7 (127th) 34.0 (213th)
3P% 35.0 (138th) 33.4 (116th)
2P% 51.9 (96th) 46.0 (26th)
FT% 69.5 (214th) 71.0 (189th)
3PA/FGA 39.9 (144th) 35.3 (60th)
Totals
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Washington (27-9)
(15-3) In Pac-12
Rankings
Coaches Poll: #30 NET: #44 RPI: #22
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