CU women’s basketball preview: Arizona
MATCHUP: Arizona Wildcats (4-8, 0-1 Pac-12) at Colorado Buffaloes (9-3, 0-1)
GAME TIME: 1 p.m. today at Coors Events Center
BROADCAST: Online — Pac-12 Plus. Radio — KHOW 630 AM
COACHES: Colorado – JR Payne, 2nd season (26-19 at CU; 127-141 career). Arizona – Adia Barnes, 2nd season (18-24).
LEADERS: Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, Jr., 14.5 ppg; Rebounding — F Annika Jank, Fr., 8.3 rpg; Assists — Leonard, Jr., 6.7 apg. Arizona — Scoring: G JaLea Bennett, Sr., 16.7 ppg; Rebounds — F Sam Thomas, Fr., 8.8 rpg; Assists — G Lucia Alonso, So., 3.7 apg..
NOTABLE: Both teams were routed in their Pac-12 opener on Friday. CU lost at home to Arizona State, 72-47, while Arizona lost at Utah, 89-55. … The Buffs are 15-4 all-time against the Wildcats, including 9-1 at home. CU is 9-1 against Arizona since joining the Pac-12. … This season, CU has a plus-9.4 average rebounding margin, while Arizona is at minus-1.6. … CU is trying to avoid its fourth consecutive 0-2 start to Pac-12 play. … Leonard needs just three points to pass former teammate Haley Smith for 25th on CU’s career scoring list. Leonard comes in with 1,100 career points.
— Brian Howell