Tempe, Ariz. ?- The Arizona women’s basketball team (6-7, 0-1 Pac-10) could not overcome a dismal first half, dropping its Pac-10 opener at No. 10 Arizona State (11-1, 1-0 Pac-10), 89-62, on Friday night before a crowd of 3,725 in Wells Fargo Arena.
The Wildcats shot 25.9 percent (7-27) from the field in the first half, its lowest mark in a half this season, but rallied to shoot 66.7 percent (18-27) from the field in the second half, its highest mark in half this season.
The Wildcats finished the game shooting 46.3 percent (25-54) from the field, compared to a 49.3 percent mark (33-67) by the Sun Devils.
ASU went 21-of-30 (70.0 percent) from the free throw line off of 24 UA fouls, as the Wildcats shot 11-of-16 (68.8 percent) from the free throw line in the game.
Senior Emily Westerberg led ASU with 20 points.
The Wildcats opened the second half shooting 7-of-8 from the field (87.5 percent) but still trailed 64-37 with 11:31 left in the game.