Feb 6, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Dee-Dee Wheeler scored 25 points, and hit a key 3 to halt No. 20 Washington's momentum and lead Arizona to a 79-66 victory Thursday night.
The Huskies (17-4, 9-3 Pac-10) closed a 17-point second-half deficit to 51-45 with 13:01 left following a jumper by Loree Payne. But Arizona (15-6, 8-4) responded with a 3-pointer by Wheeler, a layup by Shawntinice Polk and a baseline jumper by Robin Roberson for a 58-45 edge.
Giuliana Mendiola led Washington with 22 points, and Payne added 21.
Polk and Warren added with 14 points apiece for Arizona, and Aimee Grzyb scored 11.
Washington fell behind 45-30 at halftime. The Huskies' troubles came early as Arizona was hot from the perimeter. The Wildcats' Grzyb made two of Arizona's four 3-pointers in a 15-2 run that gave it a 24-10 lead with 13:50 left.