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20070119 USC Gets Past Women?s Basketball, 77-68
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Release: 01/19/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tucson</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">USC overcame an 11-point second half deficit using a 15-4 scoring run in the final 4:23 to pull away for a 77-68 win over <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> on Thursday night in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The loss drops the Wildcats to 7-13 overall and 1-7 in the Pac-10, as the Women of Troy notch their fifth-straight win to improve to 11-7 and 5-3 in the Pac-10.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> shot 40.7 percent (24-59) from the field in the game, including a 20.0 percent (4-20) mark from three point range, and finished with a 16-of-21 mark (76.2 percent) from the free throw line.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>USC shot 41.0 percent (25-61) from the field, 32.0 percent (8-25) from behind the arc, and 73.1 percent (19-26) from the charity stripe.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;This was a game that we should have won,&rdquo; head coach Joan Bonvicini said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;We played good in the first half.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We played good defense and got to the free throw line, but we couldn&rsquo;t sustain it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I didn&rsquo;t like how we put them on the line early in the second half.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We had moments of being very good, but we need to put a whole 40 minute game together.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Individually for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, senior Joy Hollingsworth led four players in double-figures with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, to go with five rebounds and three steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Sophomore Amina Njonkou posted her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior Jessica Arnold added 11 points, and junior Ashley Whisonant finished with 10 points and six assists.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">USC senior guard Shay Murphy posted a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds, 25 points coming in the second half, as she shot 6-of-17 from the field, but 14-of-15 from the free throw line in the second half alone.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Murphy scored 13 of USC&rsquo;s final 15 points in the game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Senior guard Jamie Hagiya added 14 points and four assists.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">After trailing 7-5 at the 16:55 mark in the first half, the Wildcats put together a 10-0 scoring run over the next 3:54 to take a 15-7 lead on a three-point play by freshman Rhaya Neabors.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> held USC scoreless for 6:27 in the first half, until a three by Hagiya cut the UA lead to 16-10 at the 10:28 mark.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">USC responded with a 14-2 run to take a 21-17 lead at the 6:15 mark.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> countered with a 9-1 run to end the half, capped by a Njonkou jumper as time expired, and went into halftime up 34-26.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> shot 38.7 percent (12-31) from the field in the first half, while holding USC to a 34.5 percent mark (10-29).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> opened up a 42-31 lead in the second half with 16:26 left in the game on a three-point play by <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arnold</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>USC then came back with 16-5 run over the next 4:04 to tie the game at 47-47, and went up 57-51 with 9:32 left to play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> scored seven-straight points for a 58-57 lead on a three by Hollingsworth at the 8:13 mark.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats led USC 64-62 with 4:53 left in the game before Murphy went on a tear scoring 13 of USC&rsquo;s final 15 points in the game, sparking a 15-4 Trojan run to end the game.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">UA shot 42.9 percent (12-28) from the field in the second half, as USC shot 46.9 percent (15-32).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will next host UCLA on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. (noon) in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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