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Women: USC 74, Arizona 62: Cats find way to lose against struggling 'SC

2013-03-02T00:00:00Z Women: USC 74, Arizona 62: Cats find way to lose against struggling 'SCChuck Constantino Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats have a new slump to contend with, and USC's streak of futility is gone.

Cassie Harberts scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Trojans defeated the UA 74-62 Friday night in McKale Center.

USC (9-19 overall, 6-11 Pac-12) snapped an eight-game losing streak. The Wildcats (12-16, 4-13) have dropped three games in a row, including a pair to rival Arizona State last week, and 11 of their last 12.

"We have found a way to lose a game in every way possible we can," UA coach Niya Butts said. "That's frustrating."

The Trojans out-rebounded the Wildcats 52-32, pulled down 30 offensive boards and scored 20 second-choice points.

Butts said a lack of mental focus and toughness were factors in Friday's loss.

"If I can pinpoint outside of saying, 'We're not being very tough, we're not being very physical and we're not making the plays, we're a fraction late to the loose balls," she said. "... If I knew what that was, we wouldn't do it."

UA senior guard Davellyn Whyte, playing in her second-to-last home game, scored 13 points and dished nine assists. Forward Erica Barnes added 15 points.

UA will end its regular season Sunday with a 1 p.m. game against visiting UCLA.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 55-73
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 56-90
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 84-74
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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