TEMPE, AZ – Controlling the game from the tip, No. 19 Arizona Women’s Basketball (15-4, 5-3) earned the season sweep of ASU (7-12, 0-8) with an 80-67 win.
Fresh off of two-straight losses to Colorado and Utah last week, No. 19 Arizona Women’s Basketball was back in action as the Wildcats traveled to Tempe to take on rival, Arizona State.
Coming in, the Sun Devils had been reeling, especially as Arizona State had forfeited both their previous games last week due to not having enough players.
Controlling the game from the tip, the Wildcats outmuscled and outpaced the Sun Devils, cruising to the 80-67 win all while shooting a combined 43.3 percent from the field, including an impressive 8-20 (40.0) from three.
Overall, it was a combined effort in this one as five different Wildcats finished in double-figures; however, it was Madison Conner that led the way, finishing her day with a team-high 16 points and four rebounds off the bench.
Esmery Martinez had a big day as well as she scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds.
Despite ASU’s best efforts to make the comeback, No. 19 Arizona Women’s Basketball was able to keep things under control in their convincing win.
Looking for their first Pac-12 sweep of the season, the Wildcats had a somewhat difficult challenge in front of them, especially as ASU had fresh legs after forfeiting their previous two games.
From the tip, it was a great effort from Arizona! Starting the game with a 4-0 lead, ASU would keep things close for a little bit until the Wildcats closed the first quarter by outscoring the Sun Devils 20-16.
ASU would cut Arizona’s lead down to as little as two at 23-21 with 7:30 to play in the second quarter, but the Wildcats began to hit their stride when they responded with a 20-10 run to enter halftime leading, 43-31.
Hoping to continue its momentum in the second half, the Sun Devils’ offense would find a bit of a rhythm in the third quarter as ASU opened the half on a 10-2 run.
Luckily, the Wildcats were able to weather the Sun Devils’ run, responding with a 15-5 run to make it 60-46 in favor of Arizona.
Leading 62-48 entering the fourth quarter, Arizona was able to control the last period despite things going back and forth. Arizona was able to eventually cruise to the 80-67 win!
With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 15-4 (5-3) on the season and will resume basketball action on Friday when they welcome Washington to town, followed by a Sunday showdown against the Washington State Cougars. Tip-off against the Huskies on Friday is set for 7:00 PM MST.