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UW Huskies vs. Minnesota: Projected starting lineups and scouting report

Washington and Minnesota enter Wednesday’s 3:30 p.m. game riding winning streaks. The Huskies have won three straight and the Gophers are undefeated.

Washington vs. Minnesota
Time: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Vancouver Convention Center.
TV/Radio: Big Ten Networks/KOMO 1000 AM & 97.7 FM
Records: UW (4-1): Minnesota (4-0).

Projected starting lineups:

Minnesota
Player Ht. … Yr. … PPG … RPG … APG
G Dupree McBrayer … 6-5 …. Sr. … 13.3 … 2.3 ….. 2.8
G Amir Coffey … 6-8 … Jr. … 13.8 ….. 2.0 …… 3.8
G Gabe Kalscheur … 6-4 …. Fr. … 15.0 … 2.5 …… 1.3
F Jordan Murphy … 6-7 … Sr. … 13.0 …. 12.8 ….. 4.5
C Daniel Oturu … 6-10 .. Sr. … 10.0 …. 7.0 …… 0.3

UW
Player Ht … Yr … PPG … RPG … APG
G David Crisp … 6-0 … Sr. … 9.0 …… 3.2 …… 3.4
G Jaylen Nowell … 6-4 … So. … 19.4 … 3.4 …… 2.2
G Matisse Thybulle … 6-5 … Jr. … 6.2 …. 3.0 …… 1.6
F Noah Dickerson … 6-8 … Sr. … 16.2…. 8.2 …… 0.8
F Hameir Wright … 6-9 …. So. … 4.0 …. 4.4 …… 1.2

Scouting report: The third and final game for Washington in the inaugural Vancouver Showcase. … The Huskies have won three straight games, including victories against San Diego (66-63), Santa Clara (82-68) and Texas A&M (71-67). … Noah Dickerson tallied 24 points and 17 rebounds against the Aggies on Tuesday while Jaylen Nowell poured in a career-high tying 32 to topple the Broncos on Sunday. … Minnesota has notched a few impressive wins including victories against Utah (78-69) and Texas A&M (69-64). The Gophers defeated Santa Clara 80-66 on Monday. … Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy chosen to the preseason all-Big Ten team. In his last outing, Murphy tallied 15 points and 17 rebounds while moving pass Mychal Thompson to No. 1 on the Gophers all-time rebounding list with 961. … Washington is 9-7 all time against Minnesota, including a 68-67 overtime defeat in their last meeting on March 27, 2012 in the first round of the NIT.

Coach: Richard Pitino is 93-78 in his sixth season with the Gophers. The 36-year-old coach has a 111-92 record in seven years that began with a one-year stop at Florida International where he was 18-14 in 2012-13. Pitino is the son of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino.

Key matchup: It should be a fascinating battle inside between UWs Noah Dickerson and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy. The two big men are on the preseason watch list for the Karl Malone award, which is given to the nation’s top power forward. Both guys are coming off impressive double-double performances in their last outing.

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