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January 14, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Offense struggling

No breaking news there as it was painfully obvious the Huskies were having trouble scoring during the Los Angeles trip.
UW is now averaging just 52.7 points in Pac-10 play (158 total), having been held to 55 points or fewer in all three games. As far as I can tell, that’s the lowest three-game stretch for UW since the 1990-91 season (Lynn Nance’s third year) when the Huskies scored 147 in three straight road games at WSU, Arizona State and Arizona (actually beating the Cougars 50-48).
UW coach Lorenzo Romar pointed out after the 66-51 loss at USC Saturday that the Huskies had played three of the better defensive teams around in that stretch, and he is correct — WSU, UCLA and USC are all ranked in the top five in the conference in defense, all allowing 61 points or fewer.
Still, some of the numbers are hard to ignore.
UW has made 64 of 163 shots in three Pac-10 games (39.3 percent), and 11-39 on three-pointers (28 percent). Quincy Pondexter is 11-35 in Pac-10 play, Ryan Appleby 2-15 and Venoy Overton 1-11.
Three games is a small sample, to be sure, and that was a pretty tough three-game stretch to start conference play. But so far, the trends are a little ominous.

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