Sunday’s game against Louisiana Tech is TWINS DAY, sponsored by the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites. If you are a set of twins or if you and a friend dress as twins, you will receive a 2-for-1 discount! At halftime, there will be a Twins Costume Contest with a prize awarded to the best Twins costume.
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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.
Takia Starks scored 20 points to go with seven rebounds, and Morenike Atunrase posted 18 points and six rebounds for the Aggies.
The Aggies responded with an immediate 11-0 scoring run over 2:41 to take a 20-15 lead. Texas A&M outscored
Hollingsworth scored nine first half points for Arizona, as Starks posted 10 points and Atunrase scored 16 points in the first half for Texas A&M.
A QUICK LOOK AT
ABOUT THE LADY TECHSTERS:
The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters enter Sunday’s game with a 2-4 record in the early season, after dropping a 71-50 decision to No. 4 Tennessee at home on Tuesday. As a team, La Tech shoots 37.7 percent (148-393) from the field, 37.5 percent (27-72) from three-point land, and 55.7 percent (73-131) from the free throw line, while averaging 66.0 points a game. Senior guard Shan Moore leads the team with 13.5 points a game, and senior forward Ty Moore posts 13.2 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. Head coach Chris Long enters his second season at the helm of one of the most storied programs in collegiate women’s basketball history.
Sunday’s matchup will be the fifth game in the all-time series between
In the four games of the La Tech-Arizona series, the Lady Techsters’ average margin of victory over the Wildcats is 15.3 points.
The winningest coach in
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 270-185 (.593) mark at
The Wildcats suffered a case of hot shooting turning into cold shooting against the Aggies. The Wildcats opened Tuesday’s game shooting 7-for-10 from the field, which led to a 15-9 advantage over Texas A&M at the 12:29 mark.
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: 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: 10-0 run over 1:47 in the second half vs. GW
THE BIG, BAD RUN:
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
ON THE REBOUND:
So far this season,
WATCH YOUR POCKETS:
OVERTIME IS OUR TIME:
OVERTIME OVER TIME:
The Wildcats' win over NC State on Nov. 24 marked a milestone in the
Sophomore Amina Njonkou has been a monster with her play in the paint. The 6-foot-1 forward is averaging 10.0 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. 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 15.4 points a game, as she is the only Wildcat to score in double-figures each contest. She is also averaging team-bests of 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals a game.
In the last three games, Hollingsworth is averaging 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds a game.
Junior Ashley Whisonant has shown the ability to take over for the team when the Wildcats need a spark. Against Texas A&M on Tuesday, the 5-foot-8 point guard scored 13 of her 14 points in the second half. Her 13 second half points were the Wildcats’ first 13 points of the half, as she shot 6-of-9 from floor, while the rest of the Wildcats shot 0-for-10 over the first 10 minutes of the half. On the season, Whisonant is averaging 11.0 points and a team-best 3.5 assists a game.
No, you are not seeing double, and no it is not a typo on the roster. Freshmen Rheya and Rhaya Neabors are twin sisters who can straight up ball. Individually, Rheya Neabors is averaging 5.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 26.7 minutes a game, and Rhaya Neabors is posting 3.3 ppg, and 3.0 rpg in 21.1 mpg. Combined, the sister duo is averaging 9.0 points and 7.3 rebounds a game.
CATS PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN PAC-10:
The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as
Like every season,
Last season, the Pacific-10 Conference placed six teams in the NCAA Tournament (