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