Time: 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle.
TV: Pac-12 Networks (J.B. Long and Eldridge Recasner).
Records: UW (4-1): San Diego (2-4).
USD coach: Sam Scholl is 25-20 in his third season with San Diego. The Gig Harbor native was a point guard who helped the Tides to a State 2A title in 1996. He played two years at Tacoma Community College before transferring to San Diego, where his teams compiled a 38-18 record in two years. Scholl had two stints as an assistant at USD and took over as an interim coach for the final four games last season.
Preseason prediction: San Diego was tied for eighth among 10 teams in the WCC preseason coaches poll.
Series: Washington is 2-1 against San Diego in a series that began Dec. 30, 2000.
Last matchup: Jaylen Nowell hit two key free throws with 25.4 seconds left and Washington held off a contested corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to avoid overtime and claim a 66-63 win over San Diego on Nov. 12, 2018. Nowell finished with 18 points and Noah Dickerson had 16. The Huskies forced 18 turnovers and held the Toreros to 6 of 16 on 3-pointers.
Previous game: San Diego was overwhelmed 66-49 by crosstown rival San Diego State. The Toreros fell behind 34-26 at halftime and never recovered from a 13-point deficit early in the second half.
Player to watch: Sophomore guard Joey Calcaterra has connected on 38.7 percent of the 31 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 25 over his last five games. Nearly half of his field-goal attempts (31 out of 64) are behind the arc. He’s also made 85.2 percent of his free throws this season. Calcaterra averaged just 2.8 points and 12.4 minutes as a reserve who played in all 32 games last season.
Overview: San Diego lost four starters (Isaiah Pineiro, Isaiah Wright, Olin Carter III and Tyler Williams) and must replace 72 percent of its scoring and 56 percent of its rebounding. … USD’s only returning starter, Yauhen Massalski, is out with an injured left ankle. He’s played one game this season and tallied 11 points in the season opener. … This is the Toreros’ second game this season against a ranked Pac-12 team. San Diego lost 71-53 at then-No. 25 Colorado on Nov. 16. USD trailed 30-27 at halftime but was shut down in the second half, when the Buffaloes used an 18-0 run to turn a tight 46-42 game into a blowout.
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