WBB: Arizona prepares for Pacific - Tucson News Now

WBB: Arizona prepares for Pacific

Tucson, Ariz. –Head coach Niya Butts and the Arizona women's basketball team will travel to Stockton, Calif. where they will take on the University of Pacific on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. MT.

The Wildcats are coming off a tough four-point home loss to Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday. All of Arizona's games this season have been decided in the final minute and by seven points or fewer.

Senior Carissa Crutchfield scored 15 points and dished out four assists, while junior Candice Warthen also had 15 points and freshman LaBrittney Jones added seven rebounds.

In, 2012-13, Big West Coach of the Year Lynne Roberts led the Pacific women's basketball team to its best season in program history. The Tigers' 27 wins in 2012-13 surpassed the previous school record by seven, as the Tigers finished 27-8.

Coming off the best season in program history, the Tigers return six active letter winners and eight incoming players now eligible.

The Tigers hold a 2-1 edge in the all-time series with Arizona, including a 1-0 mark in Stockton. The other two games were played at neutral sites.

All three games were played in the 1980s. In their last meeting, Pacific defeated the Wildcats, 84-79 in Stockton on January 4, 1984.

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