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.