Overlooked Arizona refused to be counted out until last shot

College Sports

SAN ANTONIO, TX – APRIL 4: Aari McDonald #2 of the Arizona Wildcats tries to shoot over Lexie Hull #12 of the Stanford Cardinal during the championship game of the NCAA WomenÕs Basketball Tournament at Alamodome on April 4, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Aari McDonald’s small shoulders carried Arizona through a rebuilding project to the brink of a national championship.

Her last-second shot couldn’t carry the Wildcats to the title as they fell 54-53 to Stanford in the final.

But the program that has been routinely overlooked and was on the bottom of the Pac-12 just four years ago has served notice there is a new power out West to be reckoned with nationally going forward. 

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