Arizona women's basketball coach June Olkowski, left, and Cedric Dempsey field questions at a press conference on July 13, 1987. Jackie Bell / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Jackie Bell / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Coach June Olkowski’s team went 1-17 in the Pac-10 and 6-25 overall. As a coincidence, she opened the year by losing at Long Beach State 106-62. At year’s end, Olkowski was fired and Arizona hired Long Beach State coach Joan Bonvicini. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.