2009 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament: Game Two Notes
This was the first meeting between these schools in the Tournament.
Arizona advances to play #1 seed Stanford at 8:15 tomorrow night. Stanford is 7-0 in Tournament quarterfinal games. The Cardinal is 2-0 vs. the Wildcats in the quarterfinals and 4-0 in all Tournament games.
The lower seeded teams won both games in the first round for the first time in Tournament history.
Arizona’s 79 points were its most against a Pac-10 foe this season.
WSU used a 12-2 run its biggest lead of the 1st half (28-17) at 8:30. Arizona responded with a 13-2 run to tie the game (30-30) at4:16.
Wildcat forward Ify Ibekwe has scored in double figures for 16 straight games and 25 of 28 overall. She also recorded her 16th double-double of the season.
Arizona guard Courtney Clements has scored in double figures 10 of the last 11 games. Guard Ashley Frazier scored in double figures for the 16th time this season. Forward Amina Nuonkou hit double figures scoring for the 15th time this season.
WSU’s 13 three point field goals broke the Tournament single game record (11 by California (2004) and Stanford (twice, 2004).) Its 37 three point attempts set a single game Tournament record (31 by Washington in 2003.) The Cougar’s April Cook had 13 three point attempts; this broke the individual single game record (6 players with 11). Teammate Katie Appleton had 12 three point attempts.
The Cougars’ 37 three point attempts equaled their school record, set earlier this season vs. Hawaii.
The teams combined for a Tournament record 19 three point field goals made (Stanford,11 and UCLA, 7 in 2004.) Their 50 three point attempts tied the two team, single game record (Stanford, 23 and USC, 27 in 2006.)
WSU’s 8 three point field goals in the 1st half were a Tournament record for one half (Stanford, 7 in 2004.) It also bested the Cougar Tournament record for an entire game (5 vs. Cal in 2005.)
Arizona outscored WSU 20-6 in the paint in the 1st half.
If Arizona wins Arizona evened its Tournament record at 7-7. WSU has yet to win a Tournament game (0-8.)
The Wildcats ended a three game losing streak vs. the Cougars.
WSU’s seeding (#8) is its highest ever in the Tournament.