After winning three straight games, it looked like No. 9 Arizona was starting to hit its stride at the right time and were looking to finish off the week with a win over Colorado before heading to the L.A. schools.
Unfortunately, those games didn’t occur as Arizona (11-2, 9-2 Pac-12) was forced to postpone three consecutive games due to COVID-19 issues within the program, affecting the team’s momentum.
After taking a week off, Arizona must prepare for what has been arguably the toughest road trip in the Pac-12 over the last several years facing the Oregon schools.
Arizona will first play Oregon State on Friday and will be looking to sweep the series against the Beavers for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
The last time Arizona faced Oregon, the Wildcats came away with a 57-41 victory in a showdown on ESPN, the first regular-season game the program had ever played on that channel.
Mark your calendars! 📅
A couple more National TV games on deck 👀 pic.twitter.com/Hjm1MAyCRM
— Arizona Women’s Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) January 16, 2021
Arizona will again be in the national spotlight as they take on No. 12 Oregon on Monday night with the game televised on ESPN2.
Here’s Adia Barnes talking about the upcoming games against the Oregon schools and discussing what her team did to stay prepared during the week of postponed games:
Here’s forward Sam Thomas talking about what the experience was like to have to miss those games and discussing what the team did to stay on track during the unexpected time off:
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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.