Pac-12 Women's tournament: Whyte has another stellar game, but Cats' season ends

2013-03-08T00:00:00Z Pac-12 Women's tournament: Whyte has another stellar game, but Cats' season endsStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

SEATTLE - In her final game with the Arizona Wildcats, senior Davellyn Whyte led the team with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but Arizona lost to Utah on Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.

The sixth-seeded Utes beat the 11th-seeded Cats 66-48 and will play third-seeded UCLA today. Arizona's season ended.

Michelle Plouffe led Utah (18-12) with 24 points and nine rebounds. She had five three-pointers against Arizona (12-18).

Whyte finished her career at UA with 2,059 points, second on the school's career list - only Adia Barnes had more (2,237) - and 4,244 minutes, tops on the UA career list.

But Thursday wasn't a time for celebration.

"Obviously, this is a tough loss," Arizona coach Niya Butts said. "This was the third time playing Utah this year (Arizona won the first two), and they were able to get the best of us."

The season barely over, Butts turned her attention to next year.

"We just have to go back to the drawing board."

Includes material from a news release

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 9:00 pm
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