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Western State Next for Wildcats
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 05, 2010
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Nov. 5, 2010

Head coach Niya Butts previews the Western State game.

Senior forward Soana Lucet previews the Western State Game.

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TUCSON - The Arizona Wildcats and the Western State College Mountaineers will continue the 2010-11 slate with an exhibition game in McKale Center on Sun., Nov. 7. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday's contest is the final exhibition game on the Wildcats' schedule.

All Wildcat games can be heard live on KTUC AM 1400. All broadcasts will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pre-game show. Entering their third season calling Arizona Wildcat women's basketball games will be Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Alysiah Bond (color). A live video stream, live stats and audio are available at

The Western State Mountaineers are projected to make their third-straight RMAC Shootout appearance and junior guard Brooke Pendergraft earned a spot on the all-conference team in the RMAC Preseason Coaches Polls. The Mountaineers were projected to finish eighth overall. Pendergraft earned RMAC West Division Third Team honors last season and tied the program record with seven three-pointers against Regis.

In the Wildcats' first exhibition game against Grand Canyon earlier this week, Arnold, Ibekwe, Jackson, Lucet and Whyte were the starting five for the Wildcats. Jackson played the most minutes at 27 and Warthen had the most minutes off the bench with 23. Propelled by an early Davellyn Whyte three pointer and a quick 10-0 run to open the game, the Wildcats topped Grand Canyon, 90-56, at McKale Center.

Also against GUC, senior forward Ify Ibekwe tallied her first double-double of the season, pulling down 11 boards, including 10 on defense, and scoring 14 points. Junior guard Brooke Jackson led the squad in points scored with 18. She was 5-for-5 in the first half and ended the game 6-of-7. Freshman Candice Warthen made her Wildcat debut and picked up 13 points and four assists.

For tickets to the Arizona Wildcat women's basketball games, call 800-452-2287.

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