Jan. 16, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Head coach Niya Butts and the Arizona women’s basketball team (10-5, 2-2) will travel to Utah (9-6, 0-4) and No. 25 Colorado (13-2, 2-2) this weekend for their second Pac-12 Conference road trip.
The Wildcats are coming off a split weekend of home games, where they fell to Oregon State on Friday, but bounced back with a 100-point scoring game and win over Oregon on Sunday.
The 100 points was the most Arizona had scored since Dec. 31, 2010.
As a team, UA posted several season high marks against Oregon, including total points (100), field goals made (34), free throws made (20) and assists (25).
Utah is led by juniors Michelle Plouffe and Taryn Wicijowski, who both average 15.9 ppg. Wicijowski leads all rebounders with 7.5 rpg, while Plouffe averages 7.1 rpg.
As a team, the Utes are shooting .410 from the field and own a .337 mark from the three-point line.
Utah leads the all-time series with Arizona, 12-2 dating back to 1975, including victories in the last six contests. In 2012, Utah won both games, a 65-60 overtime win in Tucson and a 73-67 mark in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Colorado is led by freshman Arielle Roberson at 14.1 ppg, but senior Chucky Jeffery is not far behind with 13.3 ppg. Jeffery also leads the Buffs in rebounding with 8.1 rpg.
Despite a rough start in Pac-12 play, CU is outscoring its opponents by a 14.5 margin and defeated No. 15 Louisville earlier in the season.
The Buffs lead the all-time series with the Wildcats, 8-3 dating back to 1975, including five-consecutive victories. In 2012, Arizona fell to Colorado, 56-54 in Tucson and 69-59 in Boulder, Colo.
Friday night’s game in Salt Lake City will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson and Tammy Blackburn calling the action.
Both games will be streamed live at no cost at http://pac-12.com/ScheduleResults.aspx#sportId=7 and broadcast live on KTUC AM 1400. The broadcast will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pregame show, with Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Lisa Salgado (color) calling the action.
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