The Saint Mary's women's basketball team survived a barrage of outside shooting and a frenetic defensive effort to defeat host Sacramento State 77-69 in the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament at Colberg Court.
Gonzaga makes its fourth Sweet-16 appearance since 2010 when it plays Tennessee Friday, March 27 in Spokane, Wash.
Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher said the Bulldogs have learned from previous NCAA tournament appearances to stay calm during crunch time. And she did on Friday.
For the second straight season and for the third time in four years, the West Coast Conference is sending two teams to the NCAA Tournament.