Arizona women’s basketball (11-9, 3-7) fell to Washington State (8-13, 4-6), 60-50 on Sunday at McKale Center.
Junior Alli Gloyd (Phoenix, Ariz.) posted her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while senior Davellyn Whyte (Phoenix, Ariz.) added 17 points.
As a team, the Wildcats forced 25 turnovers, but were outrebounded by 13.
“We didn't do what we needed to do down the stretch,” Arizona head coach Niya Butts said. “We didn't stay together as a team, offensively. We had a ton of turnovers, you can't do that and win the basketball game. We have to stay with it, go back to the drawing board and see what we can do the second time around.”
In the first half, Arizona and Washington State played each other closely, as neither team led by more than five. The Wildcats controlled most of the half, holding the Cougars to only two leads and went into the locker rooms with a 27-26 advantage.
In the second half, WSU took its biggest lead of the game, followed it with 19 unanswered points and took the game, 60-50.
The Wildcats will hit the road again to take on No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 California on Friday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 10 in California.
"I want to give credit to Washington State, they did what they needed to do to win. They came down (to Arizona State and Arizona) and got two road wins, that's tough to do in conference play. We didn't do what we needed to do down the stretch. We didn't stay together as a team, offensively. We had a ton of turnovers, you can't do that and win the basketball game. But, we had our chances. We went into the bonus early in the second life and got nothing from it. We have to stay with it, go back to the drawing board and see what we can do the second time around. We hit the road next week."