Game day thread and links for women’s basketball Arizona vs. Washington State

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Arizona women’s basketball escaped Washington’s surprise offer Friday night. Things don’t get any easier with the arrival of Washington State at the McKale Center on Sunday.

The biggest question leading up to this weekend’s games was whether the Cougars would have a star guard. Charlisse Leger-Walker. The junior has had to return to her native New Zealand twice this season due to family issues at home. Those issues have forced her to miss four conference games.

Even without her, the Cougs can be a threat. At the end of December, they fell to then-No. 11 Utah by just five points at the Beasley Coliseum. Last weekend, they hosted then-No. 9 (and current No. 8) UCLA, losing by just seven points without her.

However, this weekend, they didn’t have to face the prospect of trying to beat a Top 25 team without their primary ball handler. Leger-Walker appeared at WSU’s game against Arizona State on Friday. The Cougars handled the Sun Devils, who are now 0-9 in Pac-12 play, with a score of 61-57.

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Washington State Cougars (14-6, 4-5 Pac-12) @ No. 19/14 Arizona Wildcats (16-4, 6-3 Pac-12)

When: Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 12pm MST

Where: McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona.

TELEVISION: pac 12 arizona

Transmission: Streaming is available via the Pac-12 Now app or online. Both options require a subscription through a TV provider. Streaming is also available with a subscription to a TV package that includes the Pac-12 network via Sling, fuboeither vidgo.

Radio: Listen to Derrick Palmer’s call online at the university network or on the radio at KTUC 1400 AM.

Statistics: Arizona Live Stats

Pac-12 Ranking: Arizona is tied with UCLA for fourth place in the Pac-12 Ranking with 6-3 records. The Bruins would pass the Wildcats for the fourth seed in the Pac-12 Tournament if the season ended today because they are 2-0 over USC. UA has yet to play the Women of Troy and will only play them at the Galen Center this season. Arizona also plays UCLA just once this season, traveling to Pauley Pavilion.

The two teams ahead of the Wildcats and Bruins (Utah and Colorado), record-wise, have only played eight Pac-12 games, but each is credited with a forfeit win over ASU. CU’s overtime win over UCLA on Friday technically put the Buffs in second place at this point, but things could change if Utah also beats the Bruins today.

Washington State currently ranks eighth in the Pac-12 with a 4-5 record. They are right behind the Oregon Ducks.

Classifications: The Wildcats are ranked 19th by the Associated Press and No. 14 in the WBCA/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cougars are unranked in any of the major polls.

UA is #26 both In the net and in Ranking your hoop stats. Washington is No. 44 on NET and No. 49 according to HHS.

projections: His hoop stats Projects Arizona to win no matter where the teams play. At McKale Center, the stats service has the Wildcats at a 75.6 percent win probability. Arizona is projected to have an eight-point winning margin and the point total is projected at 130.7.

As far as odds go, the only book with odds for women’s college basketball games at present is Bovada. He has only one game available: Louisville vs. Syracuse. However, you can find odds for cornhole, badminton, cricket, darts, esports, Swedish ball, Italian futsal, Gaelic soccer and curling, chess, Australian rules, lacrosse, rugby and table tennis at US sportsbook DraftKings .

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