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Gonzaga Sweeps WCC Player of the Month Honors

Feb. 4, 2009

San Bruno, CA - Junior Matt Bouldin averaged 15.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists as he helped Gonzaga go undefeated (8-0) in January. Bouldin shot 52.5 percent from the field (42-for-80) and 44.1 percent from three-point territory (15-for-34), while matching a career-high 26 points in the Gonzaga 89-79 overtime win at Tennessee. Going 11-for-20 from the field, Bouldin led Gonzaga as they snapped Tennessee's 37-game home winning streak, which was the longest in the nation at the time. In the Zags' game against Pepperdine, Bouldin recorded a career high with 10 assists and notched his first career points-assists double-double. Against the once undefeated Saint Mary's, Bouldin tallied 17 points and four rebounds in the Zags' 69-62 win. He has scored in double digits in seven of the Zags' eight games for the month and now has 967 career points, as he closes in on becoming the 31st 1,000-point scorer in Gonzaga history.

Sophomore Courtney Vandersloot averaged 14.4 points, 7.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

Sophomore guard Courtney Vandersloot helped lead the Gonzaga women's basketball squad to a perfect 8-0 record during the month of January, including a 7-0 mark in West Coast Conference action. Vandersloot averaged 14.4 points, 7.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. The sophomore hit 47.6 percent (40-for-84) from the field, including 40.9 percent (9-for-22) from beyond the three-point arc, and was nearly perfect at the charity stripe, sinking 26-of-28 (92.9 percent). Vandersloot scored in double-figure points in all but two games during the month of January and had one double-double (points-assists). She also dished out four or more assists in all eight games, including two double-digit assists contests.