COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
Senior Eleanor Haring led
The Wildcats shot 33.3 percent (10-30) from the field, including an 8-of-14 mark from the charity stripe in the second half, as
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE BEAVERS: The Oregon State University Beavers enter Saturday’s matchup with a 6-8 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Pac-10 standings. The Beavers have lost two-straight games, including a 59-43 loss to
THE OREGON STATE-ARIZONA SERIES: Saturday’s game will be the 45th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and Beavers on the hardwood, with
GOOD AT GILL: Last season, three Wildcats found a hot hand at Gill Coliseum, despite the 91-83 loss. On Feb. 11, 2006, then-junior Joy Hollingsworth torched the Beavers for a team-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, including a 4-of-8 mark from three point range. Then-freshman Kelsey Burns scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field with a 3-of-4 mark from three point range to go with nine rebounds, and then-sophomore Ashley Whisonant finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists.
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 273-193 (.586) mark at
WIN #600: As mentioned above, head coach Joan Bonvicini stands just two wins shy of 600 in her career. If the Cats win at
According to collegerpi.com,
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
CARDIAC CATS: So far this season, the Wildcats have succeeded in the close ball games.
MAGIC NUMBER: So far this season,
On Thursday against
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.
11 points: 14-3 run over 9:20 to start the second half 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 at
16 points: 16-0 run to
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
14 points: 17-3 run at
13 points: 13-0 run to
13 points: 16-3 run to Louisiana Tech over 5:29 in the first half
12 points: 13-1 run at
12 points: 16-4 run to
12 points: 15-3 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 246 offensive rebounds, leading to 230 second-chance points.
GETTING TO THE LINE: In the last three games,
MUCH BETTER: The Wildcats shooting was much improved at Oregon, as Arizona shot 59.3 percent (16-27) from the field in the first half, the second highest mark in a half this season for the team. The Wildcats shot 33.3 percent (10-30) from the floor in the second half to finish at 45.6 percent (26-57) for the game, its highest shooting percentage in five games.
Last week it was
GIVE HER THE ROCK: Joy Hollingsworth has been on a tear offensively as of late, posting 18 or more points in each of her last three games. Against
Last week, Hollingsworth scored a career-high 31 against Washington and 18 against Washington State to average 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 steals in the two games, a big improvement from the week before in which she averaged just 3.5 points per game, while shooting 2-of-22 (0.09 percent) from the field, with a 0-of-9 mark from three point range.
In her last three games, Hollingsworth is averaging 23. 7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.3 steals a game.
PLAYING TOUGH: Despite a knee injury that held her out against
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 9.8 points and 7.2 rebounds a game.
STEPPING UP: Junior Jessica Arnold has provided
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