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Release: 01/24/2012
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Jan. 24, 2012


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TUCSON - Arizona (13-6, 2-5 Pac-12) and Washington (10-7, 2-5 Pac-12) will continue the 2011-12 Pac-12 women's basketball schedule with a contest on Thurs., Jan. 26. Set to start at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT, the Wildcats and the Huskies will play at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.

Arizona and Washington will meet for the 54th time on Sunday and the Huskies hold a 33-20 record over the Wildcats. Last season, Arizona won both match-ups between the two teams, 61-58 in Tucson and 74-66 in Seattle. In the head coach Niya Butts era, Arizona has won five of six contests.

Arizona is 13-6 overall and 2-5 in Pac-12 play on the season, including a 7-3 road record. The Cats are paced by junior guard Davellyn Whyte's 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals per game. She is backed up by sophomore forward Erica Barnes' 12.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Senior guard Shanita Arnold hands out 5.2 assists per game. UA is shooting 40.2 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three-point range and 71.6 percent from the free throw line.

Washington is 10-7 overall and 2-5 in Pac-12 play on the season, including a 7-2 home record. The Huskies are paced by senior center Regina Rogers' 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. She is backed up by 13.6 points per game from freshman Jazmine Davis and 7.4 rebounds per game from freshman Mackenzie Argens. UW is shooting 39.0 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from three-point range and 66.0 percent from the free throw line.

Among the Pac-12 teams, Arizona ranks in the top three in free throw percentage (.716), three-point field goal percentage (.365) and three-point field goals made (6.7). Individually, Whyte ranks No. 2 in scoring (19.1), No. 8 in assists (3.5), No. 4 in free throw percentage (.804), No. 2 in steals (2.6) and No. 6 in three-point field goal percentage (.384). Barnes is No. 11 in scoring (12.5) and No. 4 in rebounds (9.1). Arnold is No. 2 in assists (5.2) and No. 3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.8). Freshman center Aley Rohde is No. 5 in blocked shots (1.7).

Nationally, Arizona ranks No. 21 in three-point field goal percentage with .365 and No. 34 in three-point field goals per game with 6.7. Individually on the national scene, Whyte ranks No. 23 in points with 19.1, No. 41 in three-point field goal percentage with .384 and No. 38 in three-point field goals per game (2.5). Arnold is No. 37 in assists per game with 5.2.

Among the Pac-12 teams, Washington ranks in the top three in field goal percentage defense (.344) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.281). Individually, Rogers ranks No. 5 in scoring (15.3), No. 8 in rebounds (7.8), No. 1 in field goal percentage (.620), No. 9 in blocked shots (1.1) and No. 6 in offensive rebounds (3.4). Nationally, UW ranks No. 21 in field goal percentage defense (.344) and No. 39 in rebound margin (+5.8). Individually, Rogers ranks No. 3 in field goal percentage (.620)

Arizona women's basketball games can be heard live on KTUC AM 1400 in Tucson. All broadcasts will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pregame show. Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Molly O'Mara (color) will call the action this season. Visit ArizonaWildcats.com for all of your live stats and video needs.

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