Jan. 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The Arizona Wildcats and the No. 11/10 UCLA Bruins will continue the Pac-10 slate of women's basketball games with a contest at 2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT on Sat., Jan. 29, at Pauley Pavilion.
The Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins will meet for the 64th time on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Bruins have won six-straight and nine of the last 10 contests with the Cats. UA last defeated UCLA, 66-63, Feb. 15, 2007, at Pauley Pavilion. Live stats can be found at ArizonaWildcats.com.
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-6 overall and 4-4 in the Pac-10. The Wildcats have three players averaging double-digit points in sophomore guard Davellyn Whyte (15.2), senior forward Ify Ibekwe (13.9) and senior forward Soana Lucet (11.7). Ibekwe leads Arizona at the glass with 9.8 rebounds per game and junior guard Shanita Arnold dishes out 5.4 assists per game.
Ify Ibekwe leads the Pac-10 in rebounds (176, 9.8) and defensive rebounds (117, 6.5). Shanita Arnold ranks No. 2 in the Pac-10 in assists (103, 5.4) and No. 3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.6). Erica Barnes is No. 4 in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (58-103-.563). Arizona ranks in the top three in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, field goal percentage, assists, turnover margin and defensive rebounds.
The No. 11/10 UCLA Bruins are 17-2 overall and 7-1 in Pac-10 play. Their two losses came at LSU and at Stanford. Darxia Morris paces the Bruins with 12.5 points per game. Jasmine Dixon chips in with 11.5 points per game. Dixon also leads at the glass with 6.5 boards per game. In the Pac-10 ranks, UCLA leads the league in scoring defense (54.4), rebounding defense (31.2), steals (13.6) and turnover margin (+6.9).
All Wildcat games can be heard live on KTUC AM 1400. All broadcasts will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pre-game show. Entering their third season calling Arizona Wildcat women's basketball games will be Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Alysiah Bond (color). The UCLA broadcast of Saturday's game will also be picked up by Sirius Radio and will air on channel 127.
The Wildcats will wrap the LA road trip with a contest at UCLA on Jan. 29. Arizona will start a three-game home stand, including match-ups with California, Stanford and ASU, on Thurs., Feb. 3.