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The Washington Huskies will be a little short handed in their inner-city rivalry match against the Seattle Redhawks.
The Washington Huskies will most likely be without backup point guard Andrew Andrews against Seattle University because of injury, Todd Dybas of the News Tribune reported on Tuesday.
Andrews is dealing with a severe ankle sprain and has been declared doubtful for the Huskies' two games this week. Without Andrews' presence, the Huskies only have one true ball handler in starting point guard Abdul Gaddy.
Gaddy expects a lot of pressure from Seattle Redhawks coach Cameron Dollar, who is known for enjoying the perks of a full court press. In a 2010 game between the two teams, Dollar's squad committed 45 personal fouls and he was left with only four players.
"He does whatever it takes to win," Gaddy said. "You don't put anything past Dollar."
The Huskies are trying to take control of their season after another disappointing loss at home over the weekend. The Huskies come into the game at 4-4, prompting head coach Lorenzo Romar to say his team can't be much better than the much smaller Seattle University school.
"They're 3-3? We're 4-4, so I don't know who's better right now. We better go play. We're not looking at it as we're the higher profile school."
The game will be played at Key Arena in Seattle, just a few miles from Washington's campus. So despite it being a road game, the expected crowd will make it more of a neutral court in reality.