Nov. 30, 2010
TUCSON - The Arizona Wildcats and the Nevada Wolf Pack will continue the 2010-11 women's basketball season with a contest at Nevada's Lawlor Events Center on Thurs., Dec. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
For the second-straight week, the Arizona Wildcats are receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 Weekly Poll. Released every Tuesday, the Wildcats are one of five Pac-10 teams ranked by the AP: No. 3 Stanford, No. 13 UCLA, USC (RV, 4), Arizona (RV, 4), Cal (RV, 3).
All Wildcat games can be heard live on KTUC AM 1400. All broadcasts will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pre-game show. Entering their third season calling Arizona Wildcat women's basketball games will be Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Alysiah Bond (color). Live stats are available at ArizonaWildcats.com. Live video is available by visiting NevadaWolfPack.com.
The Arizona Wildcats and the Nevada Wolf Pack will meet for the third time on Thursday. Arizona leads the series, 2-0. The Wildcats picked up victories during the 1994-95 season (79-57) and the 2009-10 season (84-57). This week's trip will mark Arizona's second trip to play in Reno.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 5-1 to start the season with wins over Cal Poly Pomona, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, NC State and San Diego State. Their one loss came at the hands of UNLV on the road. The squad is 4-0 on their home court at the Lawlor Events Center. Tahnee Robinson leads the Wolf Pack averaging 23.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in an average of 33.2 minutes played. Kayla Williams leads Nevada at the glass with 10.2 rebounds per game in 26.0 minutes played.
At the Cancun Classic, the Wildcats split games with a loss to No. 8/8 Texas A&M, 87-78, and a win over Bradley, 82-58. In the loss to the Aggies, sophomore Davellyn Whyte led the Arizona scorers with 16 points. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists. Junior Shanita Arnold led the squad in assists with five and senior Ify Ibekwe grabbed team-leading eight rebounds, including six on defense.
In the win over Bradley, Ibekwe led the Wildcats in scoring with 21 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Erica Barnes recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 rebounds in addition to her 12 points. Whyte grabbed four steals and Arnold dished out six assists while scoring eight points.
Niya Butts previews the Nevada game.