After a long two-week hiatus due to COVID-19 issues, No. 10 Arizona played Oregon on the road in a Monday night game on ESPN2 and came away with a sound 79-59 victory.
It was the program’s first win in Eugene, Ore., since the 2010-11 season.
During the two-week break, Arizona missed four games, bringing the season’s total of postponed games to five. With Monday’s win, the Wildcats (12-2, 10-2 Pac-12) are now two games back behind No. 5 Stanford (17-2, 14-2) for first place in the Pac-12 due to the missed games.
Arizona is now set to host the Washington schools with Washington State (9-7, 7-7) first up on Friday. The last time the Wildcats played the Cougars last month in Pullman, Wash., they blew a 40-29 halftime lead and lost 71-69 in overtime.
Here are Trinity Baptiste and Madison Conner talking about how the team has grown since the loss and discussing what the experience of missing two weeks was like:
Here’s Adia Barnes talking about the five postponed games that Arizona has had to deal with and discussing where her team is at this point of the season:
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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.