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Monday, December 5, 2005
photo 2005 fiesta bowl classic: Women take title at home

Jones' technical a turning point in heated victory over rugged Cougars

Natalie Jones wouldn't let Chicago State get away with the rough play.

Her teammates on the Arizona women's basketball team just wouldn't let the Cougars back into yesterday's game.

After taking an elbow to the face early in the second half of the 2005 Fiesta Bowl Classic championship game in McKale Center, the senior guard got a little heated, telling the Cougar defender that "she couldn't do that." [Read article]

Volleyball cruises to Sweet 16

Cats demolish Utah squads; Santa Clara upsets No. 4 Stanford

As it happened, the only advantage enjoyed by the host seeds in NCAA Tournament play over the weekend was a short ride home.

On the same night Santa Clara upset No. 5 seed Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., the No. 4 seed Arizona volleyball team propelled itself into the Sweet 16 round with a win over host Utah on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. [Read article]

No. 15 Arizona 65 Houston 69: Cougars burn reeling Cats with 3-point barrage

Men's basketball off to worst start since '83-84

It was the Oliver Lafayette Show on Saturday night at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, as Houston upset the No. 15 Arizona men's basketball team 69-65, marking the Cougars' second consecutive win over a nationally ranked opponent.

Lafayette's barrage from behind the arc (7-of-11) led Houston's hectic up-tempo pace, which the Cougars (3-1) used to force 21 Wildcat turnovers. [Read article]

Top Cats

The best of the weekend's athletic performances

Volleyball: Kristina Baum

No. 23 Outside hitter 21 kills against Utah

Basketball: Ashley Whisonant

No. 12 Guard Named tournament MVP of Fiesta Bowl Classic [Read article]

From the booth: Two games, two days

For Arizona women's basketball team, the weekend started 2-2, but due to some improved shooting and increased intensity, it finished 4-2, and took the championship of the 2005 Fiesta Bowl Classic.

Just how did the Wildcats get there? Easier than I did.

After experiencing the best traffic Tucson had to offer Saturday afternoon, I arrived in McKale Center just minutes before tip-off, only to realize I had left the most important part of my media repertoire in my desk drawer at home: my credentials. [Read article]

UA swim teams mess with Texas at Austin meet

For the first time in school history, both Arizona swim teams won the Texas Invitational in Austin, as the Wildcat men came back on the last day of competition to clinch victory over the host Longhorns.

Arizona's men's 400-yard freestyle relay teams took first and second place in the final event Saturday to overcome a 32-point deficit to Texas.

The "B" team of senior Lyndon Ferns, sophomores Albert Subirats and Jonas Persson, and freshman Brandon Selts posted a first-place time of 2:54.70. [Read article]

photo Icecats sweep No. 6 Weber State

The ice at Tucson Convention Center Arena was canvassed with a mosaic of blood, helmets, gloves and sticks after the Arizona men's club ice hockey team completed its sweep over No. 6 Weber State on Saturday night.

The Icecats' 2-1 victory in the second game was filled with penalties as the game's physical play spilled over into after-the-whistle pushing and shoving.

Fueled by a raucous home crowd, those tensions came to a boil after Saturday night's win as trash talking turned into a brawling melee as the players attempted to shake hands. [Read article]

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