COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
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LONG BEACH STATE RECAP: Arizona held Long Beach State to 26.7 percent shooting from the field, including a 12.0 percent mark in the second half to cruise to a 77-39 win over the 49ers on Tuesday night in McKale Center.
The Wildcats limited
The Wildcats raced out with a 10-0 run at the start of the second half to take a commanding 47-35 lead, holding Long Beach State scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half.
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: The Fresno State Bulldogs entered the week with a 4-4 overall record, dropping four of their last five contests. The Bulldogs host
THE FRESNO STATE-ARIZONA SERIES: Monday’s game will be the fourth meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Bulldogs 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 272-187 (.593) mark at
MAGIC NUMBER: So far this season,
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
BISCUIT IN BASKET:
GETTING DEFESIVE: The Arizona defense forced Long Beach State to commit 32 turnovers on Tuesday, an opponent season high, as the Wildcats went on to post 37 points off of those turnovers, also a season high.
PRESSURE DEFENSE: The Wildcats had their best defensive effort on Tuesday, holding
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Just how good was
POST PICKUP: Although
FREE THROWS = FREE POINTS: In the last five games, Arizona has shot 70 percent or better from the free throw line in each contest, as the Wildcats are shooting 73.3 percent (55-75) from the charity stripe during that span. As a team,
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
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
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
ON THE REBOUND: So far this season,
WATCH YOUR POCKETS:
HEATING UP: Junior guard Jessica Arnold has been an offensive spark for the Wildcats lately. In the last two outings, the 5-foot-4
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 16.0 points a game, as she scored 22 points or more on four different occasions. Against
ON POINT: Junior Ashley Whisonant has upped her performance in the last five games, as she is averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.4 steals a game during that span. Against
PLAYING TALL: Junior Suzy Bofia bounced back nicely after a scoreless performance against
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