Mar. 20, 2011
|NO. 11 GONZAGA TAKES ON NO. 3 UCLA MONDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 P.M. PT|
|Bulldogs looking to move on to Sweet 16 for second straight season
|AROUND THE WCC|
No. 11 Zags upend no. 6 Hawkeyes, will face no. 3 UCLA Monday
11th-seeded Gonzaga upended no. 6 Iowa on Saturday afternoon at the McCarthey Athletic Center in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championships. Senior guard Courtney Vandersloot scored a career-high 34 points and junior forward Kayla Standish added a career-high 30 points, including 22 in the second half. The Bulldogs will face no. 3 UCLA on Monday night in Spokane, Wash. at 6:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2/ESPN3.com in the second round.
Zags Shoot for 30
2011 Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships All-Tournament Team
Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Saint Mary's Louella Tomlinson Breaks WCC, SMC Career Rebounds Record
Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot on Wooden Award National Ballot
Vandersloot, the three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner, currently leads the nation in assists per game for the second-straight season at 10.2. She is also first in assists-to-turnover ratio (3.34), 12th in double-doubles (17), 17th in steals per game (3.0), and 26th in points per contest (18.6).
Vandersloot Named WBCA All-Region
West Coast Conference Announces 2012 Zappos.com Tournament Bracket
West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announced a new bracket format for the conference's annual basketball championships on Sunday. The 2012 Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will begin on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 and run through the championship games on Monday, March 5, 2012. The format change is a result of the addition of Brigham Young University to the WCC beginning in the fall of 2011. The tournament will begin with an opening round game between the eighth and ninth seed on both the men's and women's sides. Each winner will then play on Thursday, March 1, against the tournament's fifth seed. Also on Thursday, the sixth and seventh seedswill square off. Friday's action will see seeds No. 3 and No. 4 play for the first time, while the top two seeds in each bracket will advance all the way to the semifinals on Saturday, March 3. There will be no games played on Sunday, March 4, with both the men's and women's championship games on Monday.
Saint Mary's Louella Tomlinson Breaks NCAA Career Blocks Record
In the Gaels' 71-68 semifinals victory over San Diego at the 2011 Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships, Tomlinson scored a game-high 21 points and became SMC's all-time scoring leader with 1,822 points.
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