Washington has lost the past five games at Utah, including a 70-62 defeat last season. UW seniors have never beaten the Utes, which have a six-game winning streak against the Huskies.

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Washington at Utah
Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, Huntsman Center
TV/Radio: FS1/KOMO 1000 AM & 97.7 FM
Records: UW (10-4, 1-0): Utah (7-7, 1-1).

Projected starting lineups:

UW
Player … Ht … Yr … PPG … RPG … APG
G David Crisp … 6-0 … Sr. … 10.5 …. 3.0 … 2.9
G Jaylen Nowell … 6-4 … So. … 17.3 … 4.8 … 3.3
G Matisse Thybulle … 6-5 … Sr. … 9.7 …. 3.0 … 1.8
F Noah Dickerson … 6-8 … Sr. … 14.5 … 6.6 … 0.9
F Hameir Wright … 6-9 … So. … 2.8 …. 3.4 … 1.1

Utah
Player … Ht. … Yr. … PPG … RPG … APG
G Sedrick Barefield … 6-2 … Sr. … 16.4 … 1.6 … 3.5
G Parker Van Dyke … 6-3 … Sr. … 6.7 …. 3.0 … 1.5
F Timmy Allen … 6-6 … Fr. … 9.8 …. 3.4 … 2.2
F Riley Battin … 6-9 … Fr. … 7.1 … 3.1 … 1.3
C Jayce Johnson … 7-0 … Jr. … 5.9 …. 5.6 … 0.4

Scouting report: Washington had its best offensive effort of the season in its last outing, an 85-67 win over Washington State on Saturday in its Pac-12 opener. The Huskies shot 56.6 percent from the field, made 30 baskets and had 17 assists – all season highs. … David Crisp needs one assist to become the first player in UW history to record 1,000 career points (1,214), 300 assists (has 299), 200 made 3-point FGs (202) and 100 steals (101). … Matisse Thybulle is the only player in Division I averaging at least 2.0 blocks and 2.9 steals per game. His 2.9 steals per game is tied for fifth nationally and lead the Pac-12. … Utah went on the road during the first week of league action and came away with an impressive split. The Utes upset Arizona State 96-86 in its conference opener and took Arizona to overtime before falling 84-81. … Utah senior G Sedrick Barefield has tallied 20 points or more in three straight games and sophomore F Donnie Tillman has posted 20-point scoring marks in two straight games. … The Utes boast a balanced scoring attack in which six different players have led the team in scoring this season. … Utah is normally staunch defensively, but this season the Utes have allowed 74.6 points per game, which ranks 10th in the Pac-12. … Utah was picked to finish eighth in the Pac-12 preseason media poll.

Key matchup: Utah leads the conference in three-point shooting percentage (38.3 percent) and averages 9.5 three-pointers per game, which ranks is second in the league behind Washington State. Only WSU (367) has taken more 3-pointers than Utah (347). Meanwhile, the Huskies allow just 7 three-pointers per game, which ranks fifth in the Pac-12. Opponents have attempted an average of 20 3-pointers against UW, which is the third fewest in the league.

Coach: Larry Krystkowiak is 145-104 in his eighth season with the Utes. Including a two-year stint at Montana (2004-06) where he compiled a 42-20 record, he is 187-124 during a 10-year collegiate coaching career. Krystkowiak was also 31-69 during 1½ seasons (2006-08) with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The series: Washington has lost the past five games at Utah, including a 70-62 defeat last season. … The Huskies last win at Huntsman Center was a 57-53 victory on Jan. 7, 2012. … Since then, UW is 2-10 against the Utes. … Utah has a six-game winning streak against Washington. … UW seniors have never beaten the Utes.

Last meeting: The Huskies were trounced 70-58 on Feb. 15, 2018 at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington led 32-24 at halftime and was up 36-24 before the Utes used a 21-2 run to pull ahead 45-38 with 12:10 left. UW never got closer than six points the rest of the way. Crisp (18 points) was the only player in double figures for the Huskies. Noah Dickerson finished with just three points on 1-for-6 shooting and six rebounds before fouling out with 3:25 remaining while Jaylen Nowell had six points on 3-for-12 shooting.