A quick New Mexico Lobos team and a 2-3 zone gave Arizona women’s basketball headaches on Sunday. With the absence of starting post Lauren Ware, head coach Adia Barnes had to go back to the drawing board with her rotations. It took a half of basketball, but the Wildcats eventually found the formula that worked on the way to a 77-60 victory.

Barnes began the game with a lineup of Sam Thomas, Cate Reese, Shaina Pellington, Bendu Yeaney, and Ariyah Copeland. Despite not starting leading scorer Shaiquel McGruder, the Lobos used their speed and 3-point shooting to stay with the Wildcats, forcing the Arizona coach to consider her options. Read More