2017–18 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team

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2017–18 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2017–18 record 6–24 (2–16 Pac-12)
Head coach Adia Barnes (2nd season)
Assistant coach Sunny Smallwood
Assistant coach Salvo Coppa
Assistant coach Kelly Rae Finley
Home arena McKale Center
Seasons
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Oregon 16 2   .889     33 5   .868
No. 15 Stanford 14 3   .824     24 11   .686
No. 9 UCLA 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
No. 13 Oregon State 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
California 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
Arizona State 10 8   .556     22 13   .629
USC 9 9   .500     20 11   .645
Utah 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Colorado 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Washington State 3 14   .176     10 20   .333
Arizona 2 16   .111     6 24   .200
Washington 1 17   .056     7 23   .233
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of 26 March 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team represented University of Arizona during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wildcats, led by second-year head coach Adia Barnes, played their games at the McKale Center and were members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 6–24, 2–16 in Pac-12 play to finish in eleventh place. They lost in the first round of the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament to Arizona State.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Malena Washington G 5'6" Senior Beaumont, TX Graduated
LaBrittney Jones F 6'1" Senior Cedar Hill, TX Graduated
Dejza James F 6'1" Senior Elk Grove, CA Graduated
Lauren Evans F 5'11" RS Senior Phoenix, AZ Graduated
Farrin Bell G 6'0" RS Senior Richardson, TX Graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Kat Wright F 6'0" RS Senior Woodland Hills, CA Graduate transfer from Florida Atlantic. She is expected to eligible to play immediately for the 2017–18 season per NCAA graduate transfer rules.
Tee Tee Starks G 5'9" RS Sophomore Brooklyn Park, MN Transfer from Iowa State. Will sit out 2017–18 under NCAA transfer rules. Will have 3 years eligibility to play.
Aarion McDonald G 5'7" Sophomore Fresno, CA Transfer from Washington. Will sit out 2017–18 under NCAA transfer rules. Will have 3 years eligibility to play.
Dominique McBryde F 6'2" Junior Bedford, IN Transfer from Purdue. Will sit out 2017–18 under NCAA transfer rules. Will have 2 years eligibility to play.

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Samantha Thomas
G
Las Vegas, NV Centennial HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 93
Samantha Fatkin
G
Snohomish, WA Glacier Peak HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 90
Marlee Kyles
P
Elgin, IL Larkin HS 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 90
Kiana Chew
F
Palm Harbor, FL Palm Harbor University HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

2018 recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Aarion McDonald Current redshirt 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Brookside Christian HS/Washington Fresno, CA
G 4 Lucia Alonso 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Aron Leon Cuna Del Parlamentarismo León, Spain
F 5 Sammy Fatkin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Glacier Peak HS Snohomish, WA
G 10 Tee Tee Starks Current redshirt 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS So Hopkins HS/Iowa State Brooklyn Park, MN
F 11 Kat Wright 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Sr Notre Dame HS/Florida Atlantic Woodland Hills, CA
G 13 Marlee Kyles 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Larkin HS Elgin, IL
F 14 Sam Thomas 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Centennial HS Bloomfield Hills, MI
F 20 Dominique McBryde Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Bedford North Lawrence HS/Purdue Bedford, IN
F 21 Destiny Graham 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Eastside College Prep East Palo Alto, CA
G 22 Lindsey Malecha (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Hill-Murray HS Mahtomedi, MN
G 32 Kiana Barkhoff 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Palm Harbor University HS Kitzingen, Germany
G 33 JaLea Bennett 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Mansfield Timberview HS Grand Prairie, TX
G 44 Ali Reese (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Cypress Woods HS Cypress, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct. 30, 2017*
7:00 pm
Eastern New Mexico W 69–50 
McKale Center (1,151)
Tucson, AZ
Nov. 6, 2017*
7:00 pm
Western New Mexico W 80–36 
McKale Center 
Tucson, AZ
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 10, 2017*
12:00 pm
Iona W 71–58  1–0
McKale Center 
Tucson, AZ
Nov. 17, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Utah State W 65–49  2–0
Smith Spectrum (597)
Logan, UT
Nov. 21, 2017*
8:00 pm
at Loyola Marymount L 70–84  2–1
Gersten Pavilion (366)
Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 24, 2017*
6:00 pm
vs. TCU
CSUN Tournament
L 59–68  2–2
Matadome (200)
Northridge, CA
Nov. 25, 2017*
6:00 pm
vs. Cal State Northridge
CSUN Tournament
L 63–66  2–3
Matadome (307)
Northridge, CA
Nov. 28, 2017*
7:00 pm
Long Beach State L 72–80  2–4
McKale Center (1,362)
Tucson, AZ
Dec. 3, 2017*
2:00 pm
San Diego State L 67–78  2–5
McKale Center (1,555)
Tucson, AZ
Dec. 7, 2017*
6:30 pm, FSAZ+
at Northern Arizona L 66–84  2–6
Rolle Activity Center (383)
Flagstaff, AZ
Dec. 14, 2017*
11:00 am
New Mexico State W 83–44  3–6
McKale Center (7,558)
Tucson, AZ
Dec. 17, 2017*
2:00 pm
Hawaii L 60–65  3–7
McKale Center (1,397)
Tucson, AZ
Dec. 20, 2017*
7:00 pm
Southern Utah W 76–74 2OT 4–7
McKale Center (1,215)
Tucson, AZ
Pac-12 regular season
Dec. 29, 2017
6:00 pm
at Utah L 55–89  4–8 (0–1)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (1,828)
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec. 31, 2017
1:00 pm
at Colorado L 60–79  4–9 (0–2)
Coors Events Center (1,526)
Boulder, CO
Jan. 5, 2018
6:00 pm, P12N
No. 24 Stanford L 46–61  4–10 (0–3)
McKale Center (1,452)
Tucson, AZ
Jan. 7, 2018
12:00 pm, P12N
No. 23 California L 51–53  4–11 (0–4)
McKale Center (1,322)
Tucson, AZ
Jan. 12, 2018
9:00 pm, P12N
at No. 8 Oregon L 44–62  4–12 (0–5)
Matthew Knight Arena (3,466)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 14, 2018
2:00 pm, P12N
at No. 22 Oregon State L 44–88  4–13 (0–6)
Gill Coliseum (4,226)
Corvallis, OR
Jan. 19, 2018
6:00 pm, P12N
Colorado W 72–63  5–13 (1–6)
McKale Center (1,426)
Tucson, AZ
Jan. 21, 2018
12:00 pm, P12N
Utah L 56–80  5–14 (1–7)
McKale Center (1,357)
Tucson, AZ
Jan. 26, 2018
8:00 pm
at No. 23 California L 39–63  5–15 (1–8)
Haas Pavilion (2,463)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 28, 2018
6:00 pm, P12N
at Stanford L 42–79  5–16 (1–9)
Maples Pavilion (3,136)
Stanford, CA
Feb. 2, 2018
6:00 pm, P12N
Washington State L 60–78  5–17 (1–10)
McKale Center (1,612)
Tucson, AZ
Feb 4, 2018
12:00 pm
Washington W 72–70  6–17 (2–10)
McKale Center (1,886)
Tucson, AZ
Feb. 9, 2018
9:00 pm, P12N
at No. 8 UCLA L 46–69  6–18 (2–11)
Pauley Pavilion (1,883)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 11, 2018
2:00 pm
at USC L 52–78  6–19 (2–12)
Galen Center (572)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 16, 2018
7:00 pm, P12N
at Arizona State
Rivalry
L 50–75  6–20 (2–13)
Wells Fargo Arena (3,025)
Tempe, AZ
Feb. 18, 2018
4:00 pm, P12N
Arizona State
Rivalry
L 45–69  6–21 (2–14)
McKale Center (2,154)
Tucson, AZ
Feb. 23, 2018
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 12 Oregon State L 40–65  6–22 (2–15)
McKale Center (1,543)
Tucson, AZ
Feb. 25, 2018
12:00 pm, P12N
Oregon L 61–74  6–23 (2–16)
McKale Center (1,674)
Tucson, AZ
Pac-12 Women's Tournament
03/01/2018
9:30 PM, P12N
(11) vs. (6) Arizona State
First Round
L 47–76  6–24
KeyArena (3,517)
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
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AP N/A
Coaches

See also[edit]

2017–18 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

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