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 12 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 1 0 0.917
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 3 0 0.769
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 9 5 0 0.643
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 6 6 0 0.500

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 55-52
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 50-56
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 62-57
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
Carroll (Mont.) at
Utah
12/30 7:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon State
12/30 7:30 pm
Vermont at
USC
12/30 9:30 pm
UCLA at
Colorado
1/2 8:00 pm
Washington at
California
1/2 8:00 pm
Washington at
California
1/2 8:00 pm
USC at
Utah
1/2 8:00 pm
Oregon State at
Oregon
1/3 12:00 am
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