COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
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Arizona trailed by as many as 16 early in the second half, but put together a 13-3 run over 4:24 and trailed 60-54 with 8:12 left to play in the game. The Huskies responded with a 21-8 run of their own to pull away down the stretch.
The Wildcats finished the game shooting 33.3 percent (20-60) from the field, with a 4-of-18 mark (22.2 percent) mark from three point range, while shooting a season-high 84.6 percent (22-26) from the free throw line.
Senior guard Cameo Hicks finished with 18 points, three rebounds, and six assists for
UW ran out to a 57-41 lead at the 12:38 mark in the second half, but
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE COUGARS: The Washington State University Cougars enter Saturday’s game with a 5-10 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Pac-10, riding a four-game losing streak. The Cougars beat
THE WASHINGTON STATE-ARIZONA SERIES: Saturday’s game will be the 41st meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Cougars 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 272-192 (.586) mark at
PAC-THIS: After facing four ranked opponents in a tough non-conference schedule, things didn’t get any easier for the Wildcats at the start of the Pac-10 schedule.
GOTTA HAVE ONE: Arizona is off to its first 0-4 start in the Pac-10 Conference since 1991-92, head coach Joan Bonvicini's first season with the Wildcats.
HOME AGAINST THE PAC:
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
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: 13-3 run over 4:24 in the second 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: 16-0 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: The Wildcats have excelled at picking the pockets of opponents this season.
OFFENSIVE BOARDS: So far this season, the Wildcats have done a solid job on the offensive glass. On the year, the Wildcats have grabbed 219 offensive rebounds, leading to 205 second-chance points.
AT THE LINE: Although
BACK AT IT: Senior Joy Hollingsworth rebounded nicely from a recent shooting slump, scoring a career-best 31 points on 10-of-24 shooting from the field against UW on Thursday in a season-high 40 minutes of action. Her performance is the second-highest point total by a Pac-10 player so far this season, and is the highest mark by an
WHITNEY VS. UW: It seems sophomore Whitney Fields enjoys playing the Washington Huskies in
STEPPING UP: With junior point guard Ashley Whisonant out of the starting lineup with an injured knee on Thursday, sophomore Malia O’Neal stepped in and played solid minutes for the Wildcats. In her second start of the season, the
MS. CONSISTENCY: Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint this season, as she has become one of
In Pac-10 play, Njonkou is averaging 8.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game.
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