Huskies Upset No. 18 Arizona, 60-59
Jan 11, 2003
SEATTLE (AP) - Kristen O'Neill scored with less than 2 seconds left to liftWashington over No. 18 Arizona 60-59 Saturday night.
Giuliana Mendiola's shot hit the rim, but O'Neill put back the rebound forthe lead. Arizona's Aimee Gryzb launched a desperation shot as time expired,but it fell short.
Gryzb and Dee Dee Wheeler each missed free throws in the final 30 secondswhich could have sealed the win. The Huskies were down by as many as 11 pointsin the second half, but fought back behind O'Neill's team-high 17 points.
Shawntinice Polk had a game-high 20 points in the losing effort.
Establishing an inside-outside game early, the Wildcats used 3-pointers byGrzyb and post play by Polk to build a lead. Washington countered down thestretch preventing Polk from getting the ball and strong play from Mendiola.
Arizona led at the half 38-27 as Polk had 12 points and helped the Wildcatshold Washington scoreless the final 4:11 of the half.