(Boulder, CO) (AP) — Aari McDonaldovercame poor shooting in the first half with 8-for-8 sniping from the line in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points as No. 6 Arizona rallied to beat Colorado 62-59 on Friday night.
The Wildcats (5-0, 4-0 Pac-12) shot just 34% and trailed by as many as 12 points late in the third quarter before opening the final period with a 13-2 run and taking a 55-53 lead.
Colorado (3-4, 1-3) missed its first 13 shots of the final quarter and made only 3 of 10 free throws. Peanut Tuitele’s layup was the Buffaloes’ first field goal of the period, coming with 1:10 remaining and giving the Buffs their final lead at 56-55.
McDonald made six straight free throws in the final 1:01 to seal the win. The victory avenged the then-No. 11 Wildcats’ 50-38 loss to CU in the last meeting on Feb. 23. She scored just three points in the first half on 1-of-7 shooting as Colorado built a 27-20 halftime edge.
McDonald, a 5-foot-6 guard, also had eight rebounds, and Cate Reese added 10 points.
Press Release courtesy of Associated Press