Arizona Daily Wildcat Online
sections
Front Page
News
Opinions
· Columnists
Sports
· Men's Hoops
Go Wild
Live Culture
Police Beat
Datebook
Comics
Crossword
Special Sections
Photo Spreads
Classifieds
The Wildcat
Letter to the Editor
Wildcat Staff
Search
Archives
Job Openings
Advertising Info
Student Media
Arizona Student Media Info
UATV -
Student TV
 
KAMP -
Student Radio
The Desert Yearbook
Daily Wildcat Staff Alumni

Tigers maul Cats in second round


By From staff and wire reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Print this

Nobody said it was going to be easy.

But the No. 9 seeded Arizona women's basketball team did not even come close as it suffered a season-ending 76-43 loss at the hands of No. 1 seed Louisiana State University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., last night.

The Wildcats (20-12) found themselves in an early hole as the Tigers (31-2) scored 11 points while Arizona missed its first seven shots and committed turnovers in three of its first five possessions.

Arizona first got on the board with a jumper by sophomore forward-center Shannon Hobson at 15:29, 11-2. Senior point guard Dee-Dee Wheeler hit a pair of free throws to cut the LSU lead to nine points, 15-9. Wheeler was held out for parts of the first half after committing two early fouls.

Throughout the half, Arizona was unable to get good looks and contain SEC Player of the Year and LSU guard Seimone Augustus. The junior finished the night with 18 points.

Freshman guard Jessica Arnold hit a jumper with 3:31 remaining in the half to make it a 34-18 game. The Wildcats headed into the locker room down 44-19 - the Arizona's lowest first-half total of the season. Arizona's offensive troubles continued in the second half as the Tigers held the Wildcats scoreless for more than four minutes and LSU added eight points, 52-21.

Wheeler drained Arizona's only trey in the game at 11:36, 60-26. The Wildcats finished the game 1-for-11 from 3-point range. The senior captain completed her final game as a Wildcat with a team-high 13 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Arizona was unable to produce any runs down the stretch as LSU would lead by as many as 40 points and went on to win by 33 points.

Junior center Shawntinice Polk added 10 points and five boards, while Arnold tallied eight points. Senior forward Danielle Adefeso recorded seven points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Polk and Adefeso each added two blocked shots.

LSU's Temeka Johnson and Scholanda Hoston added 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Tigers shot 43 percent from the field and held the Wildcats to a season-low 26 percent. LSU brought down 48 rebounds and committed 14 turnovers compared to Arizona's 45 and 21, respectively.



Write a Letter to the Editor
articles
Tigers maul Cats in second round
divider
Cats have tough road to return to Final Four
divider
Commentary: Round of 16 features some sweet coaches
divider
Sweet 16 breakdown
divider
Ace Meloan takes home Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
divider
Commentary: UA women's hoops now knows what it is to be elite
divider
Converted catcher Coburn corrals Pac-10 award
divider
Restaurant and Bar Guide
Housing Guide
Search for:
advanced search Archives

NEWS | SPORTS | OPINIONS | GO WILD
CLASSIFIEDS | ARCHIVES | CONTACT US | SEARCH



Webmaster - webmaster@wildcat.arizona.edu
Copyright 2005 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat - Arizona Student Media