COMING UP: The
TV: The game will be televised by the Mountain West Sports Network.
CATCH THE ACTION: As always,
BEATRICE BOFIA OUT FOR SEASON: Junior Beatrice Bofia will undergo knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Friday. The 6-foot-7 center will have surgery performed to repair an ACL tear in her left knee. Bofia has not played in any of the Wildcats' first seven games this season after suffering the injury during pregame warm-ups of the Red & Blue game on Nov. 1.
Individually from the Wildcats, junior Suzy Bofia scored a career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, and sophomore Amina Njonkou added 13 points and six rebounds. Junior Ashley Whisonant scored 12 points, and junior Shannon Hobson finished with 10 points and four rebounds.
New Mexico senior Julie Briody scored a career-best 25 points, and senior Katie Montgomery added 18 points, as the two combined to shoot 15-for-25 (60.0 percent) from the field, including a 7-for-13 (53.8 percent) mark from three point land.
The Lobos shot 65.2 (15-23) from the field in the first half, including a 6-of-8 mark from three point range, and led 38-31 at halftime.
In the second half,
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE UTES: The
THE UTAH-ARIZONA SERIES: Saturday’s matchup will be the 12th meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Utes 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 271-186 (.593) mark at
ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS:
The 76 points and 52.9 shooting percentage where both
A TALE OF TWO TEAMS: Obviously, there are some major statistical differences when the Wildcats win games compared to when the Wildcats lose games. As stated, here they are. In the five games
NOTHING BUT RIM:
FREE THROWS = FREE POINTS: Although
NO LONG DISTANCE SERVICE: Hopefully the Wildcats’ cell phones work off the court, because on the court,
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
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
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 in 5:29 in the first half
12 points: 16-4 run to
11 points: 15-4 run to
ON THE REBOUND: So far this season,
WATCH YOUR POCKETS:
STAT STUFFER: Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint. The 6-foot-1 forward is averaging 9.8 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds a game. She leads the team with 27 offensive rebounds, and is shooting 50.0 percent (35-70) from the field, and 75.0 (18-24) percent from the free throw line. Njonkou recorded the first double-double of her career with career-highs (and game highs) of 17 points and 11 rebounds against
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 5-10 guard is averaging a team-best 15.1 points a game, as she scored 22 points on three different occasions. She is also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals a game. Against
Interestingly enough, in
ON POINT: Junior Ashley Whisonant has upped her game recently, scoring in double-figures in three-straight contests. The 5-foot-8
STEPPING UP: Junior Shannon Hobson has been a valuable force in the paint for the Wildcats this season. Against Louisiana Tech, the 6-foot-2 forward-center scored a season-high 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with four rebounds in 20 minutes of reserve work. Against
PLAYING BIG: Junior Suzy Bofia showed her ability to score down low on Tuesday 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