As the school year comes to a close at the University of Arizona, now is the perfect time to recognize some of the senior Wildcat athletes who have been performing well in their sports and in the classroom. Here’s a look at just a few of the ‘Cats who will be leaving the UA with the honor of being named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team this year:
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In the Arizona football annual Spring Game on Saturday evening, the Wildcats got a chance to showcase a little bit of what to expect come next fall.
When the season started eight months ago, there weren’t many high expectations for Arizona women’s basketball. The team was coming off a six-win season, head coach Adia Barnes was entering just year three of her tenure and the Wildcats were playing in the loaded Pac-12.
For the first time since 1996, Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball will be playing in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament championship game, taking on Northwestern in a battle of the Wildcats.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can’t guard <a href="https://twitter.com/AariMcdonald?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AariMcdonald</a>. She’s up to 15 and TCU needs another timeout! <a href="https://t.co/xqI6bVyKuY">pic.twitter.com/xqI6bVyKuY</a></p>— Arizona Women's Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArizonaWBB/status/1113635096169304064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2019</a></blockquote>
With its win over Wyoming on Sunday, Arizona women’s basketball is headed to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament for the first time since 1996. Here are three things that were key in the Wildcats’ win over the Cowgirls:
Playing in front of its largest crowd since 2016, Arizona women’s basketball advanced to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament after besting Wyoming 67-45 Sunday afternoon in their most dominant performance of the tournament, and perhaps their most dominant effort of the season.
Before the matchup against the University of Idaho in the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, Arizona women’s basketball head coach Adia Barnes said she was hoping for 5,000 fans in McKale Center.
12 months ago, if you had told a fan of Arizona women’s basketball that come next season, the Wildcats would be making a deep postseason run, they probably wouldn’t have believed you. After all, the ‘Cats were coming off a 6-24 season, the second season under the tenure of head coach Adia Barnes. They hadn’t had a winning season since 2010. They hadn’t made an NCAA Tournament since 2005.
Up until the fourth quarter, Arizona women’s basketball had been involved in a grind-it-out type of affair with Pacific University. In the final 10 minutes, however, the Wildcats put their feet down and outscored the Tigers 16-8, with the Tigers not scoring until there were three minutes left in the game.
Much like the first game of the Pac-12 Tournament, Arizona women’s basketball came out and made a statement to the rest of the field in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
The University of Arizona women’s basketball team will be hosting a postseason game for the first time since 2001. They will take on Idaho State in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team saw its 2018-19 season come to an end with a 77-63 loss in the Pac-12 Tournament to the No. 1 seeded Oregon Ducks.
LAS VEGAS – Coming off a four-game losing streak, No. 8 seeded Arizona women’s basketball didn’t seem as though it was going to – or was even capable of – making any noise in the Pac-12 Tournament. On Thursday afternoon, the Wildcats sent a message to the rest of the Pac-12 with a complete team victory over the No. 9 seeded USC Trojans 76-48 in MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the regular season finale, Arizona women’s basketball was on the losing end of a multiple overtime contest. This time, the ‘Cats upset bid of No. 9 Oregon State fell just short, as they lost 65-60 in double overtime.
In the second-to-last game of the regular season, the Arizona Wildcat women’s basketball team dropped to a three-game losing streak, losing to No. 7 Oregon 83-54 in McKale Center Friday night.
In a game wherein redshirt sophomore Aari McDonald passed her head coach to become Arizona women’s basketball's new single-season scoring leader, the Wildcats suffered a tough loss, losing to California 82-76 in overtime.
In the landscape of Pac-12 women’s basketball, any team – no matter their record – can compete with any team on any given night.
When Adia Barnes was hired as the head coach of Arizona women’s basketball in 2016, she had high hopes for the future.
Arizona women’s basketball stayed in the NCAA Tournament picture Friday night, beating the University of Utah 66-55 in McKale Center to improve to 16-8 on the season.