SENIOR CITIZEN NIGHT:
Tuesday’s game against
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BEATRICE BOFIA OUT FOR SEASON:
Junior Beatrice Bofia will undergo knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Friday. The 6-foot-7 center will have surgery performed to repair an ACL tear in her left knee. Bofia has not played in any of the Wildcats' first seven games this season after suffering the injury during pregame warm-ups of the Red & Blue game on Nov. 1.
Individually for the Wildcats, junior Ashley Whisonant scored a career-high 22 points (8-22) to go with five rebounds, and senior Joy Hollingsworth scored 22 points (6-16) for the third time this season while tallying five rebounds and five steals. Junior Shannon Hobson finished with a season-high 16 points, and sophomore Amina Njonkou and junior Suzy Bofia combined for eight points and 16 rebounds.
Four Lady Techsters scored in double-figures led by Ty Moore’s double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wildcats shot 30.8 percent (12-39) from the field in the second half, but got to the free throw line 19 times to convert 14 free throw attempts. The Wildcats led by double-figures for much of the final seven minutes of the game, as La Tech shot 37.5 percent (13-31) from the field in the second half.
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ABOUT THE LOBOS:
THE NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA SERIES:
Tuesday’s matchup will be the 17th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Lobos on the hardwood, with
The winningest coach in
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 271-185 (.594) mark at
A TALE OF TWO TEAMS:
Obviously, there are some major statistical differences when the Wildcats win games compared to when the Wildcats lose games. As stated, here they are. In the five games
Against No. 10 Texas A&M on Nov. 28, the Wildcats converted 12-of-30 (40 percent) of their layups against the Aggies in the game, which led to
NOTHING BUT RIM:
Maybe it’s the recent cold front in
FREE THROWS = FREE POINTS:
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
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
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.
10 points: 10-0 run over 1:47 in the second half vs. GW
THE BIG, BAD RUN:
26 points: 31-5 scoring run to
21 points: 26-5 run to Texas A&M in the final 7:31 of the first half
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
13 points: 16-3 run to Louisiana Tech in 5:29 in the first half
Junior Ashley Whisonant and senior Joy Hollingsworth have made quite the duo for
ON THE REBOUND:
So far this season,
WATCH YOUR POCKETS:
Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint. The 6-foot-1 forward is averaging 9.4 points and a team-best 6.5 rebounds a game. She leads the team with 24 offensive rebounds, and is shooting 49.2 percent (30-61) from the field, and 71.4 (15-21) percent from the free throw line. Njonkou recorded the first double-double of her career with career-highs (and game highs) of 17 points and 11 rebounds against
GIVE HER THE ROCK:
Senior Joy Hollingsworth has proven she can put the ball in the basket during her career, and she is continuing her scoring ways this season. The 5-10 guard is averaging a team-best 16.3 points a game, as she is the only Wildcat to score in double-figures each contest, scoring 22 points on three different occasions. She is also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals a game.
In the last three games, Hollingsworth is averaging 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds a game.
Junior Ashley Whisonant has upped her game recently, leading the Wildcats in scoring in back-to-back outings. The 5-8
Junior Shannon Hobson has been a valuable force off the bench for the Wildcats this season. Against Louisiana Tech, the 6-2 forward-center scored a season-high 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with four rebounds in 20 minutes of reserve work. On the season, Hobson is averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds a contest, while shooting 54.8 percent (17-31) from the field in 20.2 minutes off the bench.
No, you are not seeing double, and no it is not a typo on the roster. Freshmen Rheya and Rhaya Neabors are twin sisters who can straight up ball. Individually, Rheya Neabors is averaging 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24.3 minutes a game, and Rhaya Neabors is posting 3.1 ppg, and 3.1 rpg in 22.3 mpg. Combined, the sister duo is averaging 8.4 points and 7.0 rebounds a game.
Like every season,
So far this season,
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN PAC-10:
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as