COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
STANFORD RECAP: No. 14 Stanford (8-3, 3-0 Pac-10) had five players score in double-figures for an 86-58 win over Arizona (6-8, 0-2 Pac-10) on Thursday night in Maples Pavilion before a crowd of 3,230.
Stanford held senior Joy Hollingsworth,
Arizona opened the game with a jumper by freshman Rhaya Neabors to take a 2-0 lead, but Stanford raced out to a 13-4 advantage at the 13:57 mark, as the Wildcats started off shooting 2-of-12 from the field.
Stanford stretched its lead over
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS: The University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears enter Saturday’s game ranked No. 18 in the AP poll, and No. 19 in the Coaches’ poll.
THE CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA SERIES: Saturday’s game will be the 45th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Golden Bears 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 272-190 (.589) mark at
PAC-THIS: After facing four ranked opponents in a tough non-conference schedule, things won't get any easier for the Wildcats at the start of the Pac-10 schedule.
GOTTA HAVE ONE:
LATE GAME WOES: In
at Stanford: 3-for-11 from the field, six turnovers in the final 6:38
LOSS TRENDS: In Arizona's last five losses, the Wildcats are shooting 38.9 percent from the floor (118-303), 20.5 percent (16-78) from three-point range, while committing 107 fouls (21 fouls per game) to 75 for their opponents, and getting out-rebounded by the opposition 200-175. During that span,
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
OFFENSIVE BOARDS: So far this season, the Wildcats have done a solid job on the offensive glass. On the year, the Wildcats have grabbed 198 offensive rebounds, leading to 188 second-chance points.
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.
10 points: 17-7 run over 6:24 in the first 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: 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
11 points: 15-4 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to
WATCH YOUR POCKETS:
GIVE HER THE ROCK: Senior Joy Hollingsworth has proven she can put the ball in the basket during her career, and she is continuing her scoring ways this season. The 5-foot-10 guard is averaging a team-best 15.1 points a game (seventh in the Pac-10), as she scored 22 points or more on four different occasions. She is also averaging 6.1 rebounds and 2.6 steals a game, and has posted double-figure point totals in 12 out of 14 games this season. Hollingsworth is shooting 39.5 percent from the field (75-190), and averages 14 shots from the field a game.
Hollingsworth was held to just two points on 0-of-8 shooting from the field against Stanford on Thursday. The last time she was held under double-figures was when she scored six points against
ON POINT: Junior Ashley Whisonant been a constant force for the Wildcats in the backcourt, averaging 11.4 points (second on the team), a team-best 4.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals a game. Against Stanford, she posted a team-high 13 points with five rebounds.
MS. CONSISTENCY: Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint this season, as she has become one of
In two Pac-10 games, Njonkou is averaging team-highs of 11.0 points and 8.0 rebounds a game.
STEPPING UP: Sophomore Malia O’Neal has provided a much needed spark for the Wildcats off the bench. Against Stanford, O’Neal posted nine points, two rebounds, and a career-high six steals in 20 minutes of play. She is second on the team with 2.1 assists per game.
PLAYING TALL: Junior Suzy Bofia has upped her production in Pac-10 play. The 6-foot-6 center is averaging 8.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two conference games, numbers much higher than her season averages of 6.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Against Stanford, Bofia finished with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, to go with four rebounds.
BRING IT: Like every season,
This week, seven of
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN PAC-10: The
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as