Feb 22, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Dee-Dee Wheeler scored 10 of her 18 points in the final 8 minutes of the first half while No. 25 Arizona used a huge run to establish command en route to a 72-52 victory Saturday over Arizona State.
The Wildcats (18-7, 11-5) made only three of their first 17 shots and fell behind 16-7 before regaining their composure and shutting down the Sun Devils (14-11, 6-10) with a 23-2 run.
Shawntinice Polk added 16 points, Aimee Grzyb 14 and Robin Roberson 11 as Arizona won its 11th straight home game.
Jill Noe, Arizona State's leading scorer, was held to two points - 11 below her average. The Sun Devils were led by YoVanna Rosenthal and Jenny Thigpin with 10 points apiece.
After Thigpin made a layup with 12:07 left in the first half, the Wildcats went on the decisive tear during which they scored 13 straight points to go ahead 30-18.
The Sun Devils were held to one basket in a span of more than eight minutes.
The Wildcats didn't slow down in the second half, outscoring Arizona State
20-9 early to build a 57-35 edge with 10:55 remaining.