COMING UP: The
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
The Bears (16-5, 7-4) controlled the paint with
Hampton, who also had nine rebounds, was a force in the second half by shooting 7-for-8 from the field, including a short jumper with 5:52 remaining to give the Bears a 70-54 lead.
Jessica Arnold scored 19 points and Ashley Whisonant added 11 for
Walker and Rama Ndiaye hit back-to-back buckets during a 10-3 run to give the Bears a 54-41 lead with 14:31 left.
The Bears took control early in the half when Levy capped an 11-0 run with a 3 to go ahead 15-8 after the opening 6 minutes.
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE COUGARS: The Washington State University Cougars enter Thursday’s game with a 5-16 overall record and a 1-10 mark in the Pac-10. WSU is currently riding a season-long 10-game losing streak, with its last win coming on Dec. 21 at
THE WASHINGTON STATE-ARIZONA SERIES: Saturday’s game will be the 42nd 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 273-198 (.579) mark at
WIN #600: As mentioned above, head coach Joan Bonvicini stands just two wins shy of 600 in her career. With two more wins, she will become the 18th coach in NCAA history to accomplish the 600 win plateau.
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,
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: 16-4 run over 5:16 in the second half vs. Stanford
12 points: 17-5 run over 3:30 in the second half vs. UCLA
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
10 points: 10-0 run over 3:54 in the first half vs. USC
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
19 points: 27-8 run to Stanford over 7:41 in the first half
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: 14-2 run to USC over 7:14 in the first half
12 points: 13-1 run at
12 points: 16-4 run to
12 points: 15-3 run to
11 points: 11-0 run to
11 points: 16-5 run to USC over 4:04 in the second half
11 points: 15-4 run to USC in the final 4:23 of the game
11 points: 15-4 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to
10 points: 10-0 run to UCLA over the final 2:34 of the first half
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 307 offensive rebounds, leading to 278 second-chance points.
PAC-10 PRODUCTIVITY: Through 11 Pac-10 games,
GETTING TO THE LINE: The Wildcats have improved on their free throw shooting in the second half of the season, as
STREAK OVER: Senior Joy Hollingsworth had her streak of leading the team in scoring snapped on Saturday against
GIVE HER THE ROCK: Senior guard Joy Hollingsworth has led the Wildcats all season on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The
LOOK FOR A BIG GAME: In her last game against
MS. CONSISTENCY: Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint this season, as she has become one of
Against USC, Njonkou posted her third double-double of the season with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high four assists. Against Stanford last Thursday, Njonkou finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. So far this season, she has recorded five rebounds or more in 21 of her 23 games. She finished with eight points and seven rebounds, including five offensive boards against
HEATING UP: Junior Jessica Arnold is starting to provide quite the offensive threat on the perimeter for the Wildcats. In her last six games,
BRING IT: Like every season,
This week, six of
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN PAC-10: The
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as