BOULDER, CO – Falling behind early, No. 14 Arizona Women’s Basketball (14-3, 4-2) couldn’t bounce back as the Wildcats fell to Colorado (14-3, 5-1), 72-65.
After sweeping the Oregon schools last week, No. 14 Arizona Women’s Basketball was back in action on the road on Friday evening, this time taking on Pac-12 foe, Colorado in Boulder.
Taking on a skilled, but inconsistent Buffaloes team, the Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t recover, losing to Colorado 72-65.
Arizona’s offense was not particularly great, shooting a combined 41.0 percent from the field, including 26.3 percent from three.
The Wildcats also had a hard time avoiding foul trouble, totaling 25 fouls as Arizona’s Jade Loville and Shaina Pellington fouled out in this one.
Arizona did have four different Wildcats finish in double-figures, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Arizona was unable to come away with the win on the road.
Falling behind by 10 after the first period, No. 14 Arizona Women’s Basketball tried to rally, the but Cats came up short against the Buffaloes.
Hoping to continue their solid play from last weekend, No. 14 Arizona was on the road this week, looking to pick up the win against Colorado on the road.
Unfortunately, the Wildcats didn’t have the fire from the start as Colorado built a comfortable, 18-8 lead after the first quarter of play.
Needing to show some kind of life, the offense responded in a big way in the second quarter as Arizona tightened up its defensive effort and the shots began to fall. Granted the Wildcats were unable to tie the game heading into halftime; however, Arizona did cut Colorado’s lead to just two points.
Hoping to continue their momentum in the second half, the Wildcats’ offense would look sharp in the third, scoring 17 points; however, it was the defense that couldn’t contain or slow down Colorado as the Buffaloes outscored the Cats 20-17, and extended their lead to 51-46 after the third.
Desperately needing a big rally to try and come away with the win, the Wildcats would hit a couple of big-time shots. Unfortunately, as the fouls began to rack up for the Cats, Colorado continued to grind away, wearing down the Cats and coming away with the 72-65 win.
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 14-3 (4-2) on the season and will resume basketball action on Sunday when they take on No. 10 Utah in Salt Lake City. Tip-off against the Utes on Sunday is set for 12:00 PM MST.