Feb. 12, 2000
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sixteenth-ranked Arizona used a 25-11 run to end the first half to break open a close game and cruise to an 81-52 victory over Washington State in women's basketball, Saturday.
The win enabled the Wildcats (20-3, 10-2 Pac-10) to remain alone in first place in the Pac-10 while the Cougars (4-17, 1-10 Pac-10) lost for the fourth straight game.
The score was tied 11-11 with 14:03 remaining in the first half before the Wildcats went on their run to lead 36-22 at intermission. During the spurt, the Cougars were 3-for-17 from the field and committed ten turnovers.
"They (the Wildcats) are a lot bigger and quite honestly very fast up and down the court," WSU head coach Jenny Przekwas said. "We had trouble containing them. They are very talented."
Elizabeth Pickney tallied a game-high 21 points and added seven rebounds for Arizona and teammate Monika Crank contributed ten points off the bench.
The Cougars return home, Thursday for a 7 p.m. game versus Oregon.