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5 takeaways from Arizona’s first-round win over Stony Brook

The Arizona women’s basketball team dominated Stony Brook 79-44 on Monday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face No. 11 seed BYU on Wednesday.

Our full recap can be read here, postgame interviews can be watched here, and below are some additional takeaways:

No first-game jitters

Arizona had at least three good reasons to get off to a slow start: they had not played in two weeks, this was their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005, and COVID-19 makes for an unusual postseason environment.