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Colorado shocks Arizona in second round of women’s Pac-12 tournament

University of Arizona head basketball coach Adia Barnes.
University of Arizona head basketball coach Adia Barnes.
Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 3:12 PM MST
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LAS VEGAS (KOLD News 13) - Arizona lost Thursday in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament, but the Wildcats’ season isn’t over.

Colorado’s defense stifled Arizona while the Buffaloes put together strong runs in the second and third quarters of a 45-43 win.

Arizona (20-7), the national runner-up last season, is still expected to get a berth into the NCAA tournament. A longer run in the Pac-12 event would have given the Wildcats a chance to host early-round games.

The field for the NCAA tournament will be announced on March 13 and the Big Dance begins on March 16. The title game is set for April 3 in Minneapolis.

Mya Hollingshed led the Buffaloes (22-7) with 12 points while Lauren Ware had 15 points and eight rebounds for Arizona.

Colorado will face either defending national champ Stanford or Oregon State in a Pac-12 semifinal Friday.

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