Gonzaga junior Katelan Redmon is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, the seventh time this season and third week in a row a Bulldog has been honored. The Lewis and Clark graduate had 44 points and 13 rebounds as the Zags reached the midpoint of the WCC with a perfect 7-0 record, running their league winning streak to 23 games. She won the award the first week of the season. GU is 19-4 overall and can reach 20 wins for the for the fifth-straight season against Portland on Friday at McCarthey AThletic Center.
And the latest in ESPN.com bracketology, who does Charlie Creme predict is Spokane bound? Keep reading.
Creme writes about bubble teams, but that really doesn't concern area teams because Gonzaga is a prohibitive favorite to win the WCC (see above) and anyone else is going to have to win themselves in.
Once again Creme has the Zags in the Dallas regional. Last week it was Philadelphia, before it was Dallas. Never have they shown up in the Spokane regional. (By the way, when you go to the bracket, scroll over the names and when you get to Gonzaga, notice the nice words he writes.)
The bracket for the four teams at MccArthey Athletic Center March 19 6-seed Iowa State vs. 11 seed Gonzaga; 3-seed UCLA vs. Big Sky winner, projected Montana State (welcome home Lewis and Clark grad Lyndi Seidensticker).
No important changes for the Sweet 16 at the ARena starting March 26. No. 1 seed Tennessee (welcome home U-Hi grad Angie Bjorklund), No. 2 seed Stanford, No. 3 seed West Virginia, No. 4 seed Georgia Tech.
Gonzaga now No. 3 in Left Coast Hoops.
Don't know what to say about Washington State's inability to get past Washington, but you can check Jayda Evans' women's basketball blog at The Seattle Times to see what happened yesterday.