SEATTLE — Aari McDonald scored 25 points with nine rebounds and No. 21 Arizona bounced back from an early 19-point deficit to beat Washington 66-58 on Sunday.
Arizona (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) took a three-point lead into the final quarter and stretched it to 10 after a 7-0 run that McDonald capped with two free throws with 28 seconds remaining.
The Wildcats never led in the first half when the Huskies’ Amber Melgoza scored 18 of her 24 points with Washington leading 27-9 after one quarter and 38-29 at halftime. But Arizona moved in front 49-46 with McDonald and Cate Reese scoring six points each in the third quarter.
Besides McDonald’s 55th consecutive game scoring in double figures, Sam Thomas added 12 points and Reese and Helena Pueyo 10 each.
The teams combined to make only 5 of 33 from the arc but the Wildcats made 22 of 29 free throws to 7 of 10 for Washington (10-7, 2-4), which lost its fourth straight.
Haley Van Dyke added 11 points and nine rebounds for Washington.