Hot 'n' not: April 30
Arizona junior utility Hallie Wilson (5) hits a solo home run during Arizona’s 8-3 win against Utah at Hillenbrand Stadium on Sunday. The Wildcats have won six in a row.
Arizona softball junior first baseman Hallie Wilson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time this season. Wilson hit .533 with a pair of multi-home run games and 11 runs scored.
Her efforts helped lead Arizona to victories in all five games played last week, including a doubleheader versus New Mexico State and a sweep against Utah.
The No. 8 women’s golf team earned its 22nd NCAA Regional Selection in a row. After capping off March with a first place finish at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational, the team carried its momentum throughout April. Arizona has placed in the top five in its last three tournaments played.
Over the weekend, the Wildcats tied for second with USC at the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship in Corvallis, Ore.
Once again it is late April and we’re asking ourselves, who is going to stop the Miami Heat? The Heat have to be licking their chops at their competition in the Eastern Conference. Entering the postseason, the Indiana Pacers looked like they could be the knight to slay the dragon, but they’ve been subpar against Atlanta.
After losing the Pac-12 series to ASU, Arizona baseball has dropped five of its last six games.
Arizona men’s golf finished ninth at the Pac-12 Championships at home at The Gallery Golf Club’s North Course in Marana, Ariz.
The Indiana Pacers, the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, are one game away from being ousted in the first round. Indiana lost to the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Monday at home 107-97. Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game during the regular season, but hasn’t scored in double digits in the series. Hibbert also grabbed four or fewer rebounds in four out of the five games played against the Hawks so far.
The San Jose Sharks had a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they fell 4-1 on the road Monday night, forcing a game seven. Only three teams in league history have been able to come back from a 0-3 hole to win a series. If they can’t close out game seven, it’s going to be a long and sour offseason in San Jose.
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