Head coach Niya Butts and the Arizona women's basketball team (11-8, 3-5) will return home this weekend to host Washington (14-5, 6-2) and Washington State (6-13, 2-6).
Jan. 30, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Head coach Niya Butts and the Arizona women’s basketball team (11-8, 3-5) will return home this weekend to host Washington (14-5, 6-2) and Washington State (6-13, 2-6). The Wildcats will welcome the Huskies on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and the Cougars on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
Fans are invited to wear red for national “Wear Red Day” to create awareness about heart disease, which is a leading killer in women.
In addition, Arizona will host its annual “Wag Your Tail in McKale,” in which fans are invited to bring their dogs out for the game. All dogs must be properly trained and up to date on all shots and vaccinations to participate. All dogs in attendance will receive free nail trimming, teeth cleaning, and will be able to participate in an “Arizona Wildcat-themed dog dress-up contest.”
UA is coming off a stretch of four road games in which it defeated Utah, but fell to Colorado, UCLA and USC.
Senior Davellyn Whyte (Phoenix, Ariz.) is leading the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game, while junior Kama Griffitts (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) is also averaging in double-digits at 12.1 ppg.
Junior Erica Barnes (Sacramento, Calif.) is leading the team in rebounds with 6.1 rpg.
Three Washington players average scoring in double-digits, led by sophomore Jazmine Davis with 20.4 ppg. Freshman Talia Walton averages 14.5 ppg, while senior Kristi Kingma averages 13.3 ppg.
Sophomore Aminah Williams leads the Huskies in rebounding with 11.2 rpg.
As a team, Washington ranks in the top two in the Pac-12 in four categories. The Huskies are first in 3-point field goal percentage (.344), first in 3-point field goals made (8.2 ppg), first in turnover margin (+4.8) and second in 3-point field goal defense (.264).
Washington State is led by freshman Lia Galdeira, who averages 14.1 ppg and 5.1 rpg. Sophomore Tia Presley also averages in double-digit scoring with 13,3 ppg.
As a team, the Cougars rank third in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal defense (.282) and steals (9.9) and fourth in turnover margin (+1.6).
Both games will be streamed live at no cost at http://pac-12.com/ScheduleResults.aspx#sportId=7 and broadcast live on KTUC AM 1400. The broadcast will start 15 minutes prior to tip-off for the pregame show, with Derrick Palmer (play-by-play) and Lisa Salgado (color) calling the action.
For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona women’s basketball, visit ArizonaWildcats.com or follow @ArizonaWBBall on Twitter.