Cats Prep For Pac-10 Opener

Dec. 30, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Fresh off its 86-50 win over Alabama A&M on Tuesday evening, the Arizona women's basketball team was back on the practice floor on Wednesday afternoon with less than 48 hours of prep time before taking on the UCLA Bruins in the Pac-10 opener on Friday, January 1 at 2:00 p.m.

After a lengthy film session in which the Wildcats viewed UCLA game footage as well as specific sections from the Alabama A&M game, the team took to the McKale Center floor to begin its on-court preparation.

The team went through its standard fundamental drills before heading into offensive and defensive preparation for the game. The team finished the day's workout with extensive shooting drills, hoping to try and stay near the 63.5 percent field goal clip it posted against the Bulldogs.

Following a 7-minute period of free throw work, the team gathered together at mid-court for some team building time. Head coach Niya Butts asked each player to choose one thing with which to fill up a room with no cost restrictions. While many team members chose friends and family, other answers included books, shoes and Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Head coach Niya Butts leads the Wildcats in some team building time
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