TUCSON, Ariz. — No. 13 Arizona earned the first top-five victory in program history as they took down No. 4 Stanford in overtime on Friday night in McKale Center. Aari McDonald hit the game-winning shot with eight seconds to go in overtime.
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Five Wildcats scored in double-figures and were led by McDonald, who scored 20 points in her first game back after missing the last two. Sam Thomas scored 17, Dominique McBryde had her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Helena Pueyo had 11 points off the bench and Amari Carter scored 10.
As a team, Arizona forced Stanford to turn the ball over 22 times and converted that into 23 points. The Wildcats also scored 19 second-chance points on 10 offensive rebounds.
Player of the Game
Aari McDonald – The All-American struggled to find a rhythm in the first three quarters, but went off in the fourth quarter and overtime, scoring 13 of her 20 points in the final 15 minutes of the game.
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By the Numbers
5 – Arizona beat a top-five team for the first time in school history.
63 – Aari McDonald has scored in double-figures in 63-straight games, the longest active streak in the nation.
23 – Arizona has won 23 regular-season games for the first time in 20 years and 23 of their first 28 games for the first time in school history.
8 – The Wildcats snapped an eight-game losing streak vs. Stanford.
12 – Arizona has won 12 conference games for the first time since 2004.
Play of the Game
AARI MCDONALD FOR THE WIN
She’s COLD pic.twitter.com/L1GZUwskDP
— Arizona Women’s Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) February 29, 2020
“We talk about leaving our legacy, and we are doing that.” – Adia Barnes
Arizona will wrap up the regular season on Sunday at noon vs. Cal.