SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Arizona's Aari McDonald is used to being overlooked. Now that people are paying attention, she asks they pronounce her name correctly. For the record, it's Air-ee, not Ahh-ree. She noted that after scoring 26 points in the Wildcats' upset of UConn to reach the women's NCAA Tournament championship for the first time. Might as well get it right. McDonald has been a revelation for much of the country in an impressive two-week run for a program that hadn't even made the tournament since 2005, and had won just six games the year she arrived on the Arizona campus. Put some respect on her name, y'all! #ncaaW pic.twitter.com/oEPVx19J8n — Erica L. Ayala (@elindsay08) April 3, 2021 McDonald is just 5-foot-6, standing head-to-shoulder to many of the players she's expected to guard or shoot over. As a recruit coming out of high school, she was a top 100 player but not among those hyped and branded as the "can't miss" prospects. She's spent her career playing in the Pac-12, a league best known for powerhouse programs at Stanford and Oregon. When the NCAA put together a promotional video for the Final Four, it featured the other three teams,… Read full this story
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