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Gonzaga and San Diego women's basketball still alive in postseason

March 20, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Two West Coast Conference women's basketball teams are still playing in the postseason, as Gonzaga and San Diego advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and WNIT, respectively.


  • No. 11 Gonzaga advanced to its third consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 with a 65-54 win over No. 3 Miami on Monday night in Spokane. The Bulldogs defeated No. 6 Rutgers 86-73 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The Zags will face No. 2 Kentucky on Sunday in Kingston, R.I. at a time to be announced.

  • No. 10 BYU fell 59-55 to No. 7 DePaul on Saturday in the NCAA first round in Chicago, Ill. Sophomore Jennifer Hamson led BYU with 21 points. The Cougars finish the season with a 26-7 record, tying the program record for most wins in a single season.

  • San Diego moved on to the Sweet 16 of the WNIT after a 60-58 win over Cal State Northridge last Friday and a 83-75 victory over Pacific on Sunday. Seniors Morgan Woodrow (27 points) and Dominique Conners (23 points) led the Toreros in the win over UOP.

  • Saint Mary's defeated UNLV 71-63 in the WNIT first round last Thursday. The Gaels then lost 56-41 at Oregon State on Saturday in the WNIT second round. SMC ends its season with a 22-11 record, tying for the second-most wins in program history.