Arizona Women's Basketball

Arizona Women’s Basketball: Press Conference with Adia Barnes

After a dominating victory over Idaho to close out the 2020 calendar year, Arizona is ranked No. 6 at 7-0 with top-ranked Stanford next on Friday in McKale Center.

The last time Arizona played Stanford at home was Feb. 28, when the program earned its first win versus a top-five opponent beating the Cardinal 74-73 in an overtime classic.

Adia Barnes and her program now have the chance to earn Arizona’s first victory over a No. 1 team. The Wildcats are 0-5 versus top-ranked teams and haven’t played one since the 2006-07 season in a road game against Maryland, losing 75-61.

Here’s a look back at the program’s games against No. 1 over the years:

Arizona Against No. 1-ranked Opponents

Arizona is 0-6 against teams ranked No. 1 in the nation. Here are the results:
DateOpponentW/L
1/15/1983USCL/80-68
12/7/1993TennesseeL/65-63
1/2/1995at TennesseeL/109-57
11/19/1998PurdueL/65-58
11/18/2006at MarylandL/75-61
1/1/2021Stanford L/81-54

The game has the chance to be another record-setting day for star Aari McDonald who has a chance at 1,627 to move into fourth place, needing 27 points to pass former Wildcat Ify Ibekwe. Here’s the all-time leading scorers chart:

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Here’s what Sam Thomas and McDonald had to say about the upcoming matchup and much more:

Here’s what Barnes thinks about the upcoming game, and she gave insight into what makes Stanford a top-ranked team:

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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