COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
WASHINGTON STATE RECAP: Arizona rallied to overcome an eight point halftime deficit and hung on down the stretch for a 59-57 win over Washington State on Saturday in McKale Center, despite missing eight consecutive free throws in the final 32 seconds.
Sophomore guard Katie Appleton scored a game-high 22 points to lead
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE DUCKS: The
THE OREGON-ARIZONA SERIES: Thursday’s game will be the 44th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Ducks 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 273-192 (.587) mark at
WIN #600: As mentioned above, head coach Joan Bonvicini stands just two wins shy of 600 in her career. If the Cats sweep this week in
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
COMEBACK CATS: Saturday’s win over
CARDIAC CATS: So far this season, the Wildcats have succeeded in the close ball games.
LEADS ARE GOOD: Two free throws by Amina Njonkou gave Arizona a 36-35 lead at the 11:29 mark in the second half against Washington State, the Wildcats’ first second half lead in four games.
NOT FREE: They are simply called free throws, but in no way are they free.
FROM THE LINE: What is most interesting about
TOUGH DEFENSE: Defense was definitely key in the Wildcats’ win over
BEHIND THE ARC:
MAGIC NUMBER: So far this 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: 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
THE BIG, BAD RUN: Although
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
20 points: 26-6 run to
16 points: 16-0 run to
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
13 points: 13-0 run to
13 points: 16-3 run to Louisiana Tech over 5:29 in the first half
12 points: 16-4 run to
12 points: 15-3 run to
11 points: 15-4 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to
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 231 offensive rebounds, leading to 216 second-chance points.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE: After struggling from the field last week in the Bay Area, senior Joy Hollingsworth found her groove again offensively in
For the week, Hollingsworth averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 steals in the two games, a big improvement from the week before in which she averaged just 3.5 points per game, while shooting 2-of-22 (0.09 percent) from the field, with a 0-of-9 mark from three point range.
PLAYING TOUGH: Despite a knee injury, junior point guard Ashley Whisonant gutted out a solid performance against
MS. CONSISTENCY: Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint this season, as she has become one of
In Pac-10 play, Njonkou is averaging 9.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a game.
HOBS IN THE PAINT: Junior Shannon Hobson has anchored the
WELCOME BACK: Sophomore guard Kelsey Burns made her first appearance to the
BRING IT: Like every season,
This week, six of
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN PAC-10: The
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as