Posts tagged: College women
Not sure how many more computer issues I can take, I think I'll have to find a new line of work. After writing the local angle from the National Finals Rodeo, my soon to be ex-computer wouldn't let me blog. But now, safely home getting ready to watch a taped college football game, I can now link to Gonzaga's narrow win over Eastern Washington, which came with an unusual final 40 seconds. Could say much more, but the playoff game is waiting and it has to be viewed before the other Big Sky team plays early tomorrow.
Back with tomorrow’s story on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. There’s a little inside joke, and no doubt someone out there is going to take this wrong, but it’s a story with the, awe, never mind, I’m too tired to take grief. Anway, Kelly Graves always talks about the Bulldog family. Well, it’s about to get bigger. Heck, it could be getting bigger between the time I write this and the time you read it. The story is posted below, Dan Pelle’s picture is above.
ESPN.com looks at the Sweet 16 matchups, with Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish in the spotlight; the three experts also pick … UConn, Duke, Stanford, Tennessee, Nebraska, … well, check it out. There’s also 16 questions, including on on Courtney Vandersloot. And there’s a little more love in this breakdown. Leftcoasthoops checks in with the Zags.
There’s also some links to pass on. San Francisco fires its coach; the CincinnatiEnquirer story on Xavier’s win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday. Been trying to catch up on some notes, but I’ll got by memory. Monday was junior Angie Bjorklund’s (U-Hi) 100th game with Tennesee. She also has 100 3’s, which I believe is 3 shy, maybe 5 of the school record for a season. Will keep an eye over the weekend. The lady Vols’ game with Baylor and Brittney Griner, who blocked like 14 shots, a tournament record, in a win over Georgetown, which may have been a little intimidated, shooting 17 percent, is at 9 a.m. on Saturday. They played in the season opener, with UT winning.
Vivian Frieson just couldn’t contain herself.
“How sweet it is,” she said, warning everyone before she said it that the cliche was about to come.
Why not, did a little bit of everything, including hitting the game winning shot, in a 72-71 decision over Texas A&M to send Gonzaga to its first Sweet 16.
The unedited game story is below and we’ll be back a little later with John Blanchette’s column.
Gonzaga women basketball players get a chance to erase the memory of their lowest point of the season with what would be the high point of their athletic lives, not to mention the high point in program history.
The Bulldogs play Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament - the unedited game story is below - along with a couple of notes.
Both teams play the underdog role for the North Carolina-Gonzaga battle in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The unedited game story is below.
Also have the story on Eastern Washington’s loss to Oregon in the WNIT Thursday night.
All kinds of deja vu for the Gonzaga women and the West Coast Conference post-season honors.
Courtney Vandersloot repeats as MVP, Vandersloot, Heather Bowman and Vivian Frieson repeat as first-team selections, Kelly Graves is Coach of the Year for the fifth time in 10 seasons, Katelan Redmon is Newcomer of the Year and Tiffany Shives is honorable mention.
And those are some pretty significant numbers for Gonzaga: Bowman is only the third player to be all-league four times, Vandersloot is only the third player to repeat at MVP, Graves is the first five-time winner.
About what you’d expect from a team that has moved into 17th in the AP poll (my vote below) after only the third perfect season in the WCC, and second by Gonzaga, which is riding a 14-game winning streak..
Check back later for the expanded story. We’ve got an interview with Graves in about an hour and hopefully Vandersloot will be available.