The Huskies just came off the floor after working out at USC's Galen Center.
No big news. The emphasis is on dealing with USC's unconventional box-and-one or triangle-and-two defenses.
Jon Brockman says he feels about the same -- meaning less than 100 percent -- from the illness he's battling. However, Elston Turner is fine ... he didn't play last night simply because of match-up issues.
Obviously, they're disappointed to have lost to UCLA, but in a significant way the USC game might be more important: Win, the they retain control of their destiny in the league. Lose, and suddenly they'll need help to get back to the top of the league standings.
A quick scouting report:
NO. 22 WASHINGTON (19-7 OVERALL, 10-4 PAC-10)
AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (16-9, 7-6)
4 p.m. Sunday, Galen Center, Los Angeles.
Series: USC leads 65-64 overall and 37-25 at home. UW won the earlier meeting, 78-73, Jan. 22 in Seattle. USC leading scorer Dwight Lewis did not play in that game due to an ankle injury, but he will play today.
Statistical leaders: For UW, G Isaiah Thomas, 16.3 ppg and 2.7 apg; F Jon Brockman 11.2 rpg. For USC, G Dwight Lewis, 15.6 ppg; F Taj Gibson, 9.6 rpg; G Daniel Hackett, 4.7 apg.
Scouting report: Senior guard Justin Dentmon (16.1 ppg) has pulled within two-tenths of a point of Thomas for the UW scoring lead. … These are the top two rebounding teams in the Pac-10: UW 41.1 rpg; USC, 36.2. UW also leads the Pac-10 in scoring offense (80.2 ppg), while USC is seventh (68.2). The Trojans are fifth in scoring defense (62.7), while the Huskies are ninth (70.4). USC leads the league in blocked shots (4.8 bpg) and is last in 3-point field goal percentage (32.7) and turnover margin (minus-1.32). … Despite playing in the newest arena in the league, USC is second-to-last in home attendance, averaging 5,409 (ahead of only Oregon State). However, USC has won five straight home games and is 13-1 at Galen Center this season.
Next: 8 p.m. Thursday, vs. No. 14 Arizona State, Hec Edmundson Pavilion; FSN.