Feb. 3, 2012
Arizona and Stanford will meet for the 68th time on Saturday and the Cardinal hold a 55-12 advantage over the Wildcats. Last season, Stanford won all three match-ups between the two teams. In the head coach Niya Butts era, Arizona has lost all nine contests.
Arizona is 13-9 overall and 2-8 in Pac-12 play on the season, including a 6-4 home record. The Wildcats are paced by junior guard Davellyn Whyte's 18.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game. She is backed up by sophomore forward Erica Barnes' 12.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game and 12.9 points from sophomore guard Candice Warthen. Senior guard Shanita Arnold hands out 4.9 assists per game. The Wildcats are shooting 39.7 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from three-point range and 70.4 percent from the free throw line.
No. 4/4 Stanford is 19-1 overall and 10-0 in Pac-12 play, including an 8-1 road record. Their lone loss came at the hands of No. 2/4 Connecticut, 68-58. The Cardinal are paced by senior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike's 22.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest. She is backed by sophomore Chiney Ogwumike's 15.8 points and 10.9 rebounds each game. SU is shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from three-point range and 72.0 percent from the free throw line.
Among the Pac-12 teams, Arizona ranks in the top three in three-point field goal percentage (.355) and three-point field goals made (6.5). Individually, Whyte ranks No. 2 in scoring (18.2), No. 9 in assists (3.5), No. 5 in free throw percentage (.787), No. 2 in steals (2.7) and No. 7 in three-point field goal percentage (.371). Barnes is No. 13 in scoring (12.3) and No. 4 in rebounds (9.0). Arnold is No. 2 in assists (4.9) and No. 3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.6). Freshman center Aley Rohde is No. 6 in blocked shots (1.7).
Nationally, Arizona ranks No. 25 in three-point field goal percentage with .355 and No. 43 in three-point field goals per game with 6.5. Individually on the national scene, Whyte ranks No. 38 in points with 18.2 and Arnold is No. 47 in assists per game with 4.9.
Among the Pac-12 teams, Stanford leads the league in scoring offense (77.8), scoring margin (+21.1), free throw percentage (.720), field goal percentage (.452), three point field goal percentage defense (.243), assists (17.5), assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and defensive rebounds (29.7). Individually, Nnemkadi Ogwumike leads the league in scoring (22.3), rebounds (11.3), free throw percentage (.819) and defensive rebounds (7.2).
Arizona women's basketball games can be heard live on KTUC AM 1400 in Tucson. All broadcasts will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pregame show. Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Molly O'Mara (color) will call the action this season. Visit ArizonaWildcats.com for all of your live stats and video needs for all home games.
For tickets to Arizona women's basketball games, please call 800-452-2287 or visit the McKale Center Ticket Office.