Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcats face LSU in NCAA Tournament second round
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 22, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Time: 7 p.m. (EDT)

Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.

Radio: 1330 AM (Paul Johnson)

TV: ESPN2 (Mark Jones/Ann Meyers/Beth Mowins)


ィ   LSU and Arizona have played three times before, with the Lady Tigers taking two of the three games. Three players - Dee-Dee Wheeler, Shawntinice Polk and Natalie Jones - have played against LSU two times in their careers. Three others - Danielle Adefeso, Katrina Lindner and Shannon Hobson - have faced the Lady Tigers once.

ィ   Sunday’s win over Oklahoma gave Arizona its third-straight 20-win season and eighth in the last 10 years.

ィ   Arizona is now 6-6 in seven NCAA Tournament appearances. The Wildcats have advanced past the first round of the tournament five times.

ィ   The Wildcats’ win Sunday after trailing at halftime was just the second time all season the team has come from behind at intermission to record a victory.

ィ   All five Pac-10 teams won their first-round NCAA Tournament games, a new record for the conference. Pac-10 teams won four first-round games in 1993, 1994 and 1997.

ィ   With her first rebound of the game on Sunday, Dee-Dee Wheeler moved into the Top 10 all-time at Arizona. She now has 535 on her career. She also moved into a tie for first place in games played and will take sole possession of the record on Tuesday.

ィ   Arizona is 16-1 this season when out-rebounding its opponent.

ィ   The Wildcats committed 10 (or fewer) turnovers Sunday for just the third time all season. Arizona turned the ball over nine times at California on Feb. 5 and 10 times vs. Stanford on Jan. 9. The Wildcats average 17.5 turnovers a game.

ィ   Guards Dee-Dee Wheeler and Natalie Jones played a total of 75 minutes Sunday without committing a turnover. It was the third time this season for both players to play an entire game without turning the ball over.

ィ   Junior Shawntinice Polk is 12 rebounds away from the all-time record at Arizona. She currently has 909 boards in her three seasons.

ィ   Senior Dee-Dee Wheeler has reached double-digit scoring in 109 of her 123 career games.

ィ   Senior Danielle Adefeso’s 10 points against Oklahoma on Sunday marked the sixth time this season she has reached double-digit scoring.

ィ   Dee-Dee Wheeler’s nine assists on Sunday was her best total this season since dishing out 11 at UCLA on Jan. 16.

ィ   Danielle Adefeso’s two blocks against Oklahoma ties her career high, set six other times, four of which came this season.

ィ   Freshman Jessica Arnold’s four three-pointers in the first round was her highest total since draining five in the season opener against Saint Mary’s on Nov. 12. It was her eighth double-figure scoring performance of the season.

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