Arizona edges UNLV in first round of NCAA tournament

(Arizona Athletics)
Published: Mar. 19, 2022 at 9:31 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 20, 2022 at 6:15 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Arizona beat UNLV 72-67 in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Saturday night.

It was an electric crowd for the Wildcats, with more than 9,600 fans packing the McKale Center in Tucson.

The crowd will be even bigger Monday night when No. 4 Arizona faces No. 5 North Carolina in the second round. Tip-off is 7 p..m. and the game will be on ESPN2.

According to head coach Adia Barnes, more than 11,500 tickets have already been sold for the game.

Shaina Pellington led the Wildcats with 30 points. Cate Reese, who came off of an injury, also had herself a game with 16 points.

Desi-Rae Young led UNLV with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

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