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    For all of you board readers that thought the game with USF was going to be easy, consider this;

    USF took down LMU by 18 on Thursday and LMU had their best player, Cheyanne Wallace playing in the game. While USF is only 8-8 on the season and 1-5 on the road, they have three (3) players averaging in double digits and Rakova is only a half a rebound short of averaging a double-double. She has 7 double, doubles so far this year. They have size and strength on the inside and with Anna Seiland on the outside, they can beat you any number of ways.

    The ladies can't have a first half like they did against Portland and hope for a victory. If the ladies leave USF's 3-point shooters alone and hope for a miss, they will lose this game. This game will be won with good defense both inside and outside. We need to get off to a fast start and let the Dons chase us down.

    Game day tomorrow ladies.

    Buckle up,

    ZagDad

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    In league play and with every team bringing their “A” game, you don’t look by any team.

    We have seen this team come out slow... and end up loosing a couple of games to teams they shouldn’t have. I would hope the coaches are taking note.

    The 4 corners, I get. But if your guards have a hard time hitting the backboard with their 3s, the “D” will still sag. Also all your rebounders are outside. I say keep working with the plays that put our team shooting from the elbow on in... and yes you can do it with the corners if the “D” comes out... IF the ”D” comes out.

    LS said that when they had that bad night at the line, that the coaches required them to take 50 free throws before practice. Maybe the same with 3s? Lots of talent... need to work on the positive. Yes I can... Yes I can.

    At the end of last nights game we had a opportunity to see our 4 FR in at the same time with JL running the point. That’s what will help this team down the road. Fun to see the future...

    Big game Saturday... show them why you are in first!

    Go Zags!!

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    WCC-Leader Zags Ready To Host Surging Dons

    Both teams playing well as of late


    Jan. 12, 2018


    Gonzaga Notes

    Gonzaga (12-4, 5-0 WCC) vs. San Francisco (8-8, 3-2 WCC)

    Jan. 13, 2018 | 2 p.m. PT | theW.tv | 94.1 KJRB FM (Steve Myklebust)
    Spokane, Wash. | McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000) | SWX (Sam Adams, Michelle Clark, & Lindsay Joy) | Live Stats



    OFF THE BLUFF:

    - The Gonzaga Bulldogs used a balanced attack to dispel Portland on the road on Thursday night, 70-56 inside the Chiles Center.
    - 10 Zags scored in the game, and GU led 46-29 on the glass. Zykera Rice led GU with 14 points and Chandler Smith finished with 11 points and eight rebounds to lead the Zags.
    - GU forced 20 Pilot turnovers for 13 steals and a 23-11 advantage in points off turnovers. Jessie Loera led the Zags with four assists and Rice and Smith had three steals each.
    - Gonzaga utilized 23 offensive rebounds, led by Smith and Jenn Wirth who had four each, and Jill Townsend added three to keep possessions alive. GU used their full roster, as no one played over 27 minutes on the night.

    NOW IT GETS FUN:

    - The Zags have started WCC play with a 5-0 record just 10 times prior in their history, most recently in 2015-16.
    - The Zags hit the 5-0 mark to start conference play two seasons ago, and started 15-0 in head coach Lisa Fortier's first season in 2014-15.
    - GU started the WCC season 5-0 every year from 2006 to 2011.

    SERIES HISTORY:

    - The Zags lead the all-time series 39-26 and are 21-10 in Spokane, and 13-2 inside the McCarthey Athletic Center against the Dons.
    - Gonzaga enters Saturday riding an 11-game home winning streak in the series dating back to 2007.
    - GU's loss in San Francisco in 2016 ended a 21-game win streak in the series the Zags had been on. Over the past five meetings, GU is 3-2 including a dominating 77-46 win over USF in the West Coast Conference Tournament Semifinals last year. GU finished with five players in double-digit scoring in that game, led by Kiara Kudron's 15 points. She was 7-of-9 from the field, and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. Zykera Rice made six of her seven shots from the field and finished with 13 points. Jill Barta added 12 points, Laura Stockton had 11, and Emma Stach chipped in 10
    - Dating back to 2003, Gonzaga has won 29 of the last 34 games, including 14 of 16 in Spokane. At home against USF last year, GU won 61-46 to kick off a 12-game WCC win streak. Kiara Kudron recorded her third double-double of the season and sixth of her career with 14 points and 11 rebounds in that game. Emma Stach led the three charge in the third quarter, and finished with nine points all in that quarter, all behind the arc, as GU hit five threes in the third to take control.
    - The best game of the series, and one of the best in Gonzaga history, was a 91-84 four-overtime win on February 7, 2015 in Spokane. The game featured 21 lead changes and 14 ties. The game lasted two hours and 50 minutes with four overtime periods. The four overtimes were the most in WCC history during league play, and it was also the longest game this season at any level of women's college basketball. Keani Albanez led all scorers with 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field. Sunny Greinacher added 19 points and three blocks.
    - San Francisco had the majority of their success in the series in the 1990's, winning nine straight from 1995-1998 and eight straight at home from 1992-1999.

    SCOUTING THE DONS:

    - The Dons are 8-8 and 3-2 in the West Coast Conference, with early wins over Portland and Pepperdine. They went 5-6 in the non-conference beating Cal Poly and San Jose State.
    - They are coming off an impressive 78-60 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday at home. LMU entered the game with their conference loss to the Zags being their only WCC loss.
    - Three Dons average double-figures with Anna Seilund leading the way at 16 per game, joined by Michaela Rakova, 11.8 per game, and Kalyn Simon at 10.2 per game. Seilund had a career-high 36 points against Portland.
    - Rakova leads them on the glass at 9.4 rebounds per game.
    - In conference games only, USF ranks first in three-point field goals made (6.2 per game).
    - Molly Goodenbour, a two-time national champion at Stanford, is in her second year leading the Dons. She finished her first year on the Hilltop in 2016-17 with an 18-13 overall record that included an 11-7 mark in West Coast Conference play, good for a fourth-place finish, the Dons' highest since the 2002-03 season...


    FRESH FACES:

    - Currently, three new Zags, Jenn Wirth, Jill Townsend, and LeeAnne Wirth are making an early impact on the WCC conference. In conferece play they are averaging 18 points per game, eight rebounds per game, and shooting 52.1 percent from the field.

    Gonzaga Article Link

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    From the Slipper Still Fits:

    Saturday at home against San Francisco 7-8 (2-2) will be much more of a test. The Dons gave Gonzaga a couple of hard fought games in the regular season and is an upper-echelon team in the conference. What makes this team a threat is leading scorer Anna Seilund, who’s one of the top scorers in the conference. She’s coming off of a career-high 36 against Portland, and 24 points along with the game-winning basket to squeak by Pepperdine. The game plan for the Dons is simple, stop Seilund and the win is theirs.

    This is an important week for the women when it comes to the standings. Gonzaga is alone at the top at 4-0, while BYU, Saint Mary’s and LMU right below at 3-1. Going 6-0 to start WCC will confirm the Zag’s position as the best team in the league, with a trip to Moraga coming up.
    Article Link: https://www.slipperstillfits.com/201...r-perfect-week

    ZagDad

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    From the University of San Francisco on tomorrow's game:

    WBB | Dons Ready for Top-Place WCC Team, Gonzaga
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    GAME INFORMATION
    Date/Time: Jan. 13, 2018 – 7 p.m.
    Opponent: Gonzaga
    Site: Spokane, Wash. (McCarthey Athletic Center)
    Radio Broadcast: Livestream.com
    Talent: George Devine
    Live Stream
    Live Stats

    TOMORROW'S GAME
    The University of San Francisco women's basketball team landed in Spokane, Wash. Friday night, set to take on Gonzaga over the weekend. The contest follows the Dons (8-8, 3-2) convincing 78-60 win over LMU (11-5, 3-2) Thursday night in War Memorial at the Sobrato Center. The Lions entered the contest in a three-way tie for second place in the West Coast Conference. Now that Coach Goodenbour's squad defeated the former number-two team in the conference, they turn their attention towards the top-ranked team, the undefeated Bulldogs (12-4, 5-0).

    Anna Seilund led in the last two games and is now just five points away from the 1,000-point club. The senior guard is also four three-point field goals away from tying third in USF record books in three-point field goals made (165).

    Another notable accomplishment is on the horizon for the Dons and that is that head coach Molly Goodenbour is three games away from coaching her 50th game on the Hilltop. She sits at a 26-21 overall coaching record, meaning no matter how the next three contests play out, she will officially become the most winningest coach in USF women's basketball history through 50 games.

    THE SERIES
    The Dons trail in the all-time series 26-39 and are 10-21 in Spokane, and 2-13 inside the McCarthey Athletic Center against the Dons. USF is 2-3 in the last five meet ups. They most recently saw the Bulldogs in the 2017 WCC Championships where they were taken down, 46-77.

    UP NEXT
    The contest in Washington kicks off a four-game road trip for the Dons. Santa Clara (Jan. 18), Pepperdine (Jan. 20) and Pacific (Jan. 25) follow as the Dons travel around California for more WCC action. The next home game will be against Gonzaga on Jan. 27. Tickets are available here.
    Article Link: http://usfdons.com/news/2018/1/12/US...m-gonzaga.aspx

    ZagDad

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    For those in the Spokane area who are not able to go to the Lady Zags vs Dons game tomorrow, I saw that SWX is going to provide live coverage of the game, so you will have an option to TheW.tv to watch the game.

    ZagDad

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