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For the first time since 96' Wildcats advance to WNIT semifinals

Arizona beats Wyoming 67-45
Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 21:19:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — 7,717 fans packed the McKale Center Sunday afternoon to watch the Arizona Wildcats advance past the Wyoming Cowgirls to move on to the Semi-finals of the WNIT. From the opening tip, the Cats were hitting on all cylinders, scoring the first 11 points and leading after the first quarter 19-10.

Aari McDonald got back to her scoring ways as she scored a game-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists.
The McDonald's All American Cate Reese was Arizona’s second double-figure scorer as she scored 13 points and grabbed nine boards.

Trailing 37-17, Wyoming was able to cut the lead to 10 after a 10-o run, but could never trim the Wildcat lead to single digits. With a staggering defense, the Wildcats forced the Cowgirls to shoot 31% from the field for a total of 45 points.

Arizona shot 47% from the field and owned the paint, out rebounding Wyoming 36-29 while outscoring them 38-24 in the painted area.

Arizona came out on fire in the fourth quarter, scoring a game-high 25 points on 70% shooting while holding Wyoming to 31% from the field in the fourth quarter.

Next up for the Wildcats will be the TCU Hornedfrogs on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. MST in McKale Center.

This is the first time since 1996 that the Wildcats have made it back to the semi-finals of the WNIT.