Sunday, April 7, 2019

Setting records in women's hoops, Wildcats win WNIT championship

Here’s a significant digit from your Scriber.

Yesterday the Arizona Wildcats set records in the field of women’s basketball. One was their over the top performance on the court that resulted in their getting the nod for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Another was their winning performance and taking of the WNIT championship. And yet another was the record setting attendance - a completely sold-out McKale Center - the most ever in the Pac–12 conference.

Greg Hansen writes the front page story in this morning’s Daily Star, Wildcats’ ‘taste’ of hoops success has whet Tucson’s appetite for more.

With scissors in hand, [Coach] Adia Barnes severed the last strand of a basketball net, twirled it above her head, tossed it into a mix of her joyous ballplayers and carefully retreated down the ladder.

This detonated one final thunderous sound of approval from 14,664 fans at McKale Center …

"This is a pretty good story,” said Barnes, in her third season as Arizona’s women’s basketball coach. “It’s a story I like.”

Indeed. Go Cats!

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