Hot'N'Not: January 30, 2015
Arizona women's basketball forward LaBrittney Jones (24) drives past Oregon guard Katelyn Loper (31) during Arizona's 81-78 victory on Sunday in McKale Center. Jones has transitioned well into a reserve role for Niya Butts' squad and played a key part in the victory over Oregon.
The sophomore forward led the Arizona women’s basketball team in its first win in seven games over Oregon in overtime with a career-high 30 points. The most incredible fact of the game is that Jones came off the bench and played just 25 minutes. If Jones can continue to provide high scoring for the Wildcats off the bench, maybe this team can start to win more against Pac-12 Conference opponents.
The Wildcats have added 10 players to their January enrollee group and are off to a decent start in their spring season. Junior receiver Samajie Grant tweeted, “The progression my teamates (sic) are showing on and off the field makes me wayyyyy too anxious for [the] season!” Coming off two disappointing losses at the end of their season, these Wildcats are approaching the 2015 season with vengeance.
Arizona women’s tennis
Coming off a 7-0 victory against New Mexico State in their first home match of the season, the Wildcats are off to a positive start. They are now ranked No. 34 in the nation and will look to use their winning momentum against NAU and No. 51 Houston.
Any time an athlete starts a press conference with “you know why I’m here,” it is usually not a good thing. The star running back from the Seattle Seahawks has only increased his media presence through his sparse words. There is no doubt that Lynch will make an impact during the Super Bowl, but at the moment, he continues to draw negative media attention.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers will be without NBA star Kobe Bryant, who is out for the next nine months to repair a torn rotator cuff, essentially ruining the rest of their season. They are fifth in the Pacific Division and have a measly record of 12-34. The rest of their season will get ugly fast.
The Washington Huskies junior 7-foot center was kicked off the team on Monday for violating team rules. Upshaw had been previously kicked off the Fresno State Bulldogs. Sources from ESPN said that he has “failed multiple drug tests while at both schools.” The Huskies will miss Upshaw’s presence for the rest of the season.
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