TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona women’s basketball team was picked to finish in sixth place in the preseason Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll, the conference announced on Monday morning prior to Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day. Arizona hasn’t been picked to finish this high in the conference since the 2005-06 preseason poll.
The Wildcats return eight players from the 2018-19 team that won 24 games, including the WNIT Championship, and bring in seven newcomers. The eight returners accounted for 92% of the team’s scoring from last season, including All-American Aari McDonaldwho led the Pac-12 with 24.1 points per game, which was also the third-highest scoring average in the nation.
Arizona will officially open up the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 as they take on North Dakota in the home opener after facing Eastern New Mexico in an exhibition game on Oct. 27.
Season tickets for the upcoming women’s basketball season are still available and can be purchased by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com/WB or by calling 520-621-2287.
Courtesy of Arizona Athletics
Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll