Arizona 64

(8-21, 3-15 Pac-12)

Oregon 57

(14-15, 5-13 Pac-12)

    11:15 PM ET, March 3, 2006

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    ARIZ 35 2964
    ORE 28 2957

    Arizona 64, Oregon 57

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joy Hollingsworth scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Arizona end a nine-game losing streak with a 64-57 victory over Oregon in a play-in game of the Pac-10 tournament on Friday night.

    Ashley Whisonant added 17 points for the Wildcats (8-21), who lost in the first round last year. Arizona meets top-seeded Stanford in Saturday's quarterfinals.

    Eleanor Haring scored a season-high 20 points to lead Oregon (14-15), which lost its sixth straight and seven of eight. Gabrielle Richards had 15 points and 14 rebounds.

    Richards, who recorded all six of Oregon's double-doubles this season, returned to the lineup after being limited to a combined seven minutes in the Ducks previous two games because of a sore left Achilles. The 6-3 center from Australia recorded her seventh game of double-digit rebounds.

    The Wildcats maintained their advantage in the second half, though they never led by more than 10.

    Richards converted a three-point play with 8:02 remaining to pull the Ducks within 48-44, and five minutes later found a wide-open Kristen Forristall under the basket to bring Oregon within two at 54-52.

    Hollingsworth, who surpassed 1,000 points for her career, answered with a rainbow 3-pointer 20 seconds later.

    The Ducks hurt themselves, turning the ball over 13 times in the second half, 20 overall.

    Arizona, which never trailed in the game, made 50 percent of its shots in the first half, including six of nine 3-pointers. Hollingsworth and with Whisonant combined for 21 points as the Wildcats led by as many as 10 before settling for a 35-28 halftime lead.

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