Gonzaga women vs. Rutgers (March 17)

March 17, 2012 2:55 p.m.  •  0 comments

The Bulldogs supplied all the momentum they needed on the court, blasting the sixth-seeded Rutgers Scarlet Knights early and showing poise in a late foul-fest for an 86-73 victory.

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Gonzaga’s, left to right, Haiden Palmer, Kayla Standish, and Katelan Redmon triple-team Rutger’s Monique Oliver (34) in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) and Rutger’s Erica Wheeler fall as they chase a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish (32) knocks the ball away from Rutger’s Monique Oliver (34) in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Jazmine Redmon looks to break the press applied by Rutgers’ Nikki Speed, above, in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Katelan Redmon (23) shoots a fader over Rutger’s Khadijah Rushdan (1) in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga Coach Kelly Graves shouts instructions to his team in the first half .

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Rutgers’ Monique Oliver, right, tries to look forbidding as she faces Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish (32) in front of the basket in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish (32) stretches to her full height to deter Rutgers’ April Sykes, below, in the first half .

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen (44) looks for an opening as Rutger’s April Sykes defends in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer shoots from under the basket in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer shoots from under the basket in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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The Gonzaga bench erupts as the Bulldogs dropped in basket after basket to take control of the game in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Taelor Karr chases a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) snags a rebound over Rutger’s Khadijah Rushdan in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer, right, yanks the ball away from Briyona Canty, center, as teammate Kelly Bowen looks at left in the second half.

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Rutgers’ Betnijah Laney, left, and Gonzaga’s Kelly Bowen, center, tussle over a rebound ball in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Katelan Redmon, right, lays her body into Rutgers’ Khadijah Rushdan, left, int he paint int he second half.

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Gonzaga’s Katelan Redmon (23) drives to the basket in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game Saturday.

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Gonzaga’s Danielle Walter, left, tries to block Rutgers’ Khadijah Rushdan, right, in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Kayla Standish grabs a rebound in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round woman’s game.

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Rutgers’ Khadijah Rushdan looks up at the clock as time gets short in the NCAA game between Gonzaga and Rutgers.

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Gonzaga celebrates their 86-73 win over Rutgers Saturday afternoon in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer, center, smiles up at the crowd as her team celebrates the win after the NCAA game between Gonzaga and Rutgers.

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A dejected Rutger’s team listens to their school’s fight song played by the band after their 73-86 loss to Gonzaga.

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Gonzaga waves to the crowd after their 86-73 win over Rutgers Saturday in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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