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CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
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With the game tied at 13-13, Washington used a three-point play by Jill Bell and a trey by Cameo Hicks to take a 19-13 lead with 7:56 left in the first. UW led
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ABOUT THE BEAVERS: The Oregon State University Beavers enter Thursday’s game with an 8-13 overall record and a 3-9 mark in the Pac-10. OSU has lost three straight games, all at home, and is 2-6 on the road so far this season. Five of the Beavers’ losses this season are by six points or less. As a team, OSU shoots 43.2 percent (481-1114) from the field, 27.4 percent (68-248) from three point range, and 71.9 percent (259-360) from the free throw line while averaging 61.4 points a game. Senior guard Casey Nash is averaging a Pac-10 leading 20.6 points a game to go with 6.9 rebounds, and freshman forward Judie Lomax adds 11.3 points a 8.2 rebounds per game. Head coach LaVonda Wagner is in her second season at the helm of the Beaver program.
THE OREGON STATE-ARIZONA SERIES: Thursday’s game will be the 46th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and Beavers on the hardwood, with
Under Bonvicini's tutelage, the Wildcats have finished in the upper tier of the Pac-10 in nine of the last 10 years, and in 2003-04 won a share of the conference regular-season title for the first time in school history. During this time,
Bonvicini's success is mirrored in her players' accolades. She has produced one All-American, five honorable mention All-America selections, a Pac-10 Player of the Year, three Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year, 21 All-Pac-10 honorees, 16 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team choices and 11 Academic All-Pac-10 selections. Bonvicini holds a 274-199 (.579) mark at
WIN #600: As mentioned above, head coach Joan Bonvicini stands just ONE win shy of 600 in her career. With a win on Thursday, she will become the 18th coach in NCAA history to accomplish the 600-win plateau.
GOOD OMEN?: Joan Bonvicini is in line to notch win No. 600 against the Beavers on Thursday. Career win No. 500 for Bonvicini came against
Joan Bonvicini Coaching Career Win Milestones:
First Career Win:
Nov. 17, 1979 ?- vs. Drake, 97-67
100th Career Win:
March 4, 1983 ?- vs.
200th Career Win:
Jan. 22, 1987 ?- vs.
300th Career Win:
March 10, 1990 ?- vs. Pacific, 85-83
400th Career Win:
Dec. 1, 1996 ?- vs. Long Beach State, 97-57
500th Career Win:
Feb. 3, 2001 ?- vs. Oregon State, 83-73
600th Career Win:
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
CARDIAC CATS: So far this season, the Wildcats have succeeded in the close ball games.
MAGIC NUMBER: On the season,
RUN IT, RUN IT: So far this season,
25 points: 30-5 scoring run over 12:50 in the first half vs.
21 points: 30-9 run over the final 6:53 of the first half at UTEP
18 points: 23-5 run over the first 12:38 of the second half vs.
16 points: 16-0 run over 3:13 in the first half vs. Louisiana Tech
16 points: 20-4 run over the final 8:11 of the game at
15 points: 15-0 run over 4:40 in the first half vs. GW
14 points: 15-1 run over 3:57 in the second half vs.
12 points: 16-4 run over 5:16 in the second half vs. Stanford
12 points: 17-5 run over 3:30 in the second half vs. UCLA
12 points: 12-0 run over 5:55 in first half vs. NC State
12 points: 18-6 run over the final 7:50 of the game vs.
11 points: 14-3 run over 9:20 to start the second half vs.
10 points: 17-7 run over 6:24 in the first half vs.
10 points: 13-3 run over 4:24 in the second half vs.
10 points: 10-0 run over 1:47 in the second half vs. GW
10 points: 10-0 run over 3:54 in the first half vs. USC
THE BIG, BAD RUN: Although
26 points: 31-5 scoring run to
23 points: 33-10 run to
21 points: 26-5 run to Texas A&M in the final 7:31 of the first half
20 points: 26-6 run at
19 points: 27-8 run to Stanford over 7:41 in the first half
16 points: 16-0 run to
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
14 points: 17-3 run at
13 points: 13-0 run to
13 points: 16-3 run to Louisiana Tech over 5:29 in the first half
12 points: 14-2 run to USC over 7:14 in the first half
12 points: 13-1 run at
12 points: 16-4 run to
12 points: 15-3 run to
11 points: 11-0 run to
11 points: 16-5 run to USC over 4:04 in the second half
11 points: 15-4 run to USC in the final 4:23 of the game
11 points: 15-4 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to UCLA over the final 2:34 of the first half
WATCH YOUR POCKETS: The Wildcats have excelled at picking the pockets of opponents this season.
OFFENSIVE BOARDS: So far this season, the Wildcats have done a solid job on the offensive glass. On the year, the Wildcats have grabbed 339 offensive rebounds.
GETTING TO THE LINE: The Wildcats have improved on their free throw shooting in the second half of the season, as
GIVE HER THE ROCK: Senior Joy Hollingsworth is coming off back-to-back 20 point performances, a first this season, after finishing with 26 points against the Huskies on Saturday. Hollingsworth made a career-high 11 field goals on just 22 attempts, with 20 of her 26 points coming in the second half. She was also 4-of-8 from behind the arc. Last week, Hollingsworth averaged 23.0 points a game on 47.4 percent (18-38) shooting from the field, including a 50.0 percent (9-18) mark from three point range.
PT FOR LP: Senior guard Linda Pace broke into the starting lineup this past week against the
BRING IT: Like every season,
This week, six of
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN THE PAC-10: The
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as