Feb. 8, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Arizona women's basketball (11-11, 3-8) fell to No. 4 Stanford (21-2, 10-1), 73-43, on Friday night in Palo Alto, Calif.
As a team, Arizona forced 19 Stanford turnovers, seven above the Cardinal's season average.
"We didn't play very well, but we did some things defensively that I really liked," Arizona head coach Niya Butts said. "We just couldn't score the ball, we didn't finish very well, we turned the ball over way too much and we didn't take advantage of our opportunities. You can't beat a Stanford team if you can't score."
In the first half, the Wildcats came out with a vengeance, forcing six turnovers and limiting the Cardinal to 31 percent shooting from the field in the first eight minutes. Stanford responded with several short runs and went into the locker rooms with a 38-22 advantage.
In the second half, the Cardinal found their stroke, shooting 38 percent from behind the arc and extending their lead. Arizona could not respond and fell, 73-43.
Junior Chiney Ogwumike led the Cardinal with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The Wildcats will play No. 6 California on Sunday, Feb. 10 at noon PT in Berkeley, Calif.
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