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W-Hoops on downward spiral after loss to Buffs

Entering Thursday’s game against Colorado, the Arizona women’s basketball team was in the midst of a six-game losing streak, yet much of the team remained optimistic for the team’s chances going forward. After losing to Colorado, 69-59, on Thursday night, that streak has now reached seven games. The Wildcats are now 13-11 on the season and a miserable 2-10 in the Pac-12.

Arizona guards Candice Warthen and Shanita Arnold tied for the team lead with 13 points in the loss. The struggles of star guard Davellyn Whyte continued as she shot just 3-of-10 for 10 points, five rebounds and five turnovers.

In the first half, the game appeared to be heading toward a nail-biting finish. In the first 20 minutes alone, there were 11 lead changes. The half ended with Colorado ahead by three points at 40-37.

The second half started off pretty much the same way, as Arizona kept it within three points for the majority of the first six minutes. With 13:38 left in the game, Arizona came within two points after a Davellyn Whyte 3-pointer. That was the closest the Wildcats would get, however, as Colorado’s Chucky Jeffrey made a 3-pointer of her own — one of five on the night — and the Buffaloes never looked back.

The 3-pointer by Jeffrey further extended into a 12-2 run, which finished out with Colorado outscoring Arizona 22-14 in the last 13:38. After starting the season 11-1, this was the Wildcats’ 10th loss in its last 12 games.

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