Game One Post-Game Notes, Arizona vs. Washington State

March 11, 2010


·         Arizona’s two point victory was the narrowest in a Tournament opening round game.  In the Tournament’s first year (2002), UCLA beat California 46-42.


·         Arizona’s all-time record in Tournament games is 8-8.  WSU’s all-time record is now 0-9.


·         This is the second time Arizona and Washington State have met in the Tournament.  Last year, the Wildcats beat the Cougars 79-72.


·         The #8 seed is now 4-5 vs. the #9 seed in Tournament play.


·    Arizona swept its three games with WSU this season,  winning 67-60 in Pullman on January 7 and 73-66 in Tucson on February 4.


·    Arizona moves on to play #1 seed Stanford at 1:15 p.m. tomorrow.  The teams have faced each other five prior times in the Tournament, with the Cardinal winning each time.


·    22 of Arizona’s 33 first half points came from inside the paint.  The Wildcats finished with 38 paint points.


·    Wildcat forward Soana Lucet scored 22 points tonight.  It was the fifth time this season she scored 20+ points.  The 22 points tied for 7th in Tournament opening round games.  Her career high of 28 points came on January 16 vs. Oregon.


·    Arizona forward Ify Ibekwe finished the game with 10 rebounds, giving her 339 on the season.  She tied the Arizona single-season record for rebounds by Shawntinice Polk in 2004.  Ibekwe also recorded her 83rd career double double (14 points.)


·    The teams combined for only 24 personal fouls, tied for 3rd  fewest in a Tournament game.  The combined total of 10 free throws made was the 3rd fewest in a Tournament game, as was the combine 15 free throw attempts.


·    Cougar guard April Cook scored in double figures for the 24th time this season. 



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