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CALIFORNIA RECAP: No. 18-ranked California (10-3, 2-2 Pac-10) used two large scoring runs to earn a 65-48 win over Arizona (6-9, 0-3 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon in Haas Pavilion. The loss is
The Wildcats opened the second half shooting 2-of-9 from the field with five turnovers, and trailed 49-27 at the 13:43 mark after a 10-0
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE HUSKIES: The University of Washington Huskies enter Thursday’s game riding an eight-game winning streak, with a perfect 4-0 mark for first place in the Pac-10 standings. UW knocked off
THE WASHINGTON-ARIZONA SERIES: Thursday’s game will be the 43rd meeting all-time between the Wildcats and the Huskies 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 272-191 (.587) mark at
PAC-THIS: After facing four ranked opponents in a tough non-conference schedule, aren’t any easier for the Wildcats at the start of the Pac-10 schedule.
GOTTA HAVE ONE:
NEW YEAR-NEW START: Under head coach Joan Bonvicini,
HOME AGAINST THE PAC:
GET AHEAD, STAY AHEAD:
OFFENSIVE BOARDS: So far this season, the Wildcats have done a solid job on the offensive glass. On the year, the Wildcats have grabbed 204 offensive rebounds, leading to 192 second-chance points.
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: 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
20 points: 26-6 run to
16 points: 16-0 run to
16 points: 21-5 run to UTEP in the final 3:37 of the game
13 points: 13-0 run to
13 points: 16-3 run to Louisiana Tech over 5:29 in the first half
12 points: 16-4 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.
WHERE’S THE JOY?: Senior Joy Hollingsworth has proven she can put the ball in the basket during her career, but she has recently battled a bit of a slump. In her trip to the Bay Area, the 5-foot-10 guard 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. She scored a season-low two points against Stanford, and tallied five points at
ON POINT: Junior Ashley Whisonant been a constant force for the Wildcats in the backcourt, and she has led the Wildcats on the offensive end in Pac-10 play. In three Pac-10 games, the
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 8.7 points and 7.3 rebounds a game.
THREE-POINT SNIPER: Junior Jessica Arnold has provided Arizona with a scoring option from behind the three-point line this season, as she is second on the team with 17 three-point field goals made. Against
MAKING THE MOST: Freshman Marie McGee has steadily seen her playing time increase at the start of Pac-10 play, and she has responded with solid play off of the bench. The
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