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Gonzaga in NCAA Sweet 16, San Diego in WNIT Elite Eight

March 23, 2012

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


  • 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.

  • San Diego won 61-50 at Texas Tech on Thursday night toadvance to the WNIT Elite Eight. Senior Morgan Woodrow led USD with 17 points and nine rebounds. Last Friday, the Toreros beat Cal State Northridge 60-58 in the second round of the WNIT.

  • 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.

  • Saint Mary's defeated UNLV 71-63 in the WNIT first round on Thursday, March 15. 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.