Feb. 1, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Washington continued its stellar play of late, beating Arizona 74-65 on Friday night at the McHale Center. The Dawgs shot 45.5 percent and forced 20 Wildcat turnovers to improve to 15-5 and 7-2 in Pac-12 play.
The Huskies also welcomed back point guard Jazmine Davis who had missed the past two games with a concussion.
The Dawgs fell behind by as many as six early as the Wildcats were hot from 3-point range. Trailing 14-8, Washington to went on an 11-2 run capped by a Kristi Kingma 3-pointer to take a 19-16 lead. The Huskies would not trail again, building a 39-30 halftime lead.
Davis scored 12 points in the half, looking her old self driving to the lane and scoring in traffic. Although, Washington was just 2-12 from 3-point range, the Dawgs shot 44.4 percent in the half as they scored many hoops around the basket after breaking though the Wildcat pressure defense.
After the break, Washington built a big lead led by Kingma. She made another three at the 15:18 mark in the half to put UW up 15, 53-38. For the game, Kingma made five 3-pointers and scored 16 of her 22 point after the break.
Arizona continued to battle and twice cut the lead to six, but would get no closer.
The Dawgs finished with just six turnovers, while forcing 20 from Arizona. Wetmore led the Dawgs with three steals, who held Wildcats shot 38.7 percent for the game.
The Dawgs will conclude the weekend in the Desert when it takes on Arizona State on Sunday at 10 a.m. The Sun Devils were upset at home by Washington State on Friday and will be looking to avoid an 0-2 home weekend.