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20070426 Women?s Basketball Prepares for Trip to Italy
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/26/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1></A><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tucson</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> women&rsquo;s basketball team has finalized its plans for a two-week trip to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region> from May 12-26.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During the trip, the Wildcats will play five exhibition games against selected FIBA teams.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&rsquo;s international excursion begins Saturday, May 12 with an 18 hour flight from <st1:City w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:City> to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">England</st1:country-region></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>From <st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City>, the Wildcats will travel to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Milan</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region></st1:place> and arrive on May 13.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">UA will play its first exhibition game on Tuesday, May 15.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Games are also set for May 16, May 18, May 22, with a final game on May 25.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The two-week trip will include visits to <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Lake</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Como</st1:PlaceName>, Jesolo, <st1:City w:st="on">Venice</st1:City>, <st1:City w:st="on">Florence</st1:City>, and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This will be <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s fourth international trip under head coach Joan Bonvicini. The Wildcats have made previous visits to <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> and <st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:country-region> in 1993, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region> in 1997 and to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region> in 2001.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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