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Gonzaga Women's Basketball

Gonzaga women remain No. 16 in latest AP poll; Ejim earns sixth WCC player of the week award

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Kaylynne Truong (14) and guard Brynna Maxwell (22) celebrate with teammates during the second half of a women’s college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.  (TYLER TJOMSLAND/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

From staff reports

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team remained No. 16 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

Gonzaga (28-2, 15-0 West Coast Conference) – winners of 22 straight – breezed to two victories last week, beating San Francisco 78-48 on Thursday and Pepperdine 75-41 on Saturday.

Gonzaga forward Yvonne Ejim secured her sixth WCC player of the week award after averaging 18.5 points in the wins The 6-foot-1 senior is averaging 20.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

Unbeaten South Carolina (27-0) and Ohio State (24-3) remained 1-2 in the AP poll, followed by Texas (26-3), Stanford (24-4) and Virginia Tech (23-4).

As of Saturday, ESPN’s Charlie Creme had the Zags as a No. 4 seed hosting Stony Brook in Spokane in his latest bracket projections. Creme had Washington State (17-12, 6-10 Pac-12) listed among his First Four Out, and Eastern Washington (23-5, 13-2 Big Sky) as a No. 14 seed facing UCLA.