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    #22/21 Zags Open Gulf Coast Showcase Against Dayton

    Bulldogs set to play three games in three days in Florida tournament


    22/21 GONZAGA (3-1) vs. DAYTON (3-3)
    NOV. 29 | 10:30 A.M. PT | ESTERO, FLA. | HERTZ ARENA
    LIVE VIDEO (FEE REQUIRED) | LIVE STATS


    THE TIP-OFF
    - Gonzaga will look to improve to 4-1 Friday against Dayton in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase inside Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla. This will be Gonzaga's first trip to the tournament since its inception in 2013.
    - Gonzaga broke into the Associated Press Top 25 poll at No. 23 following a 76-70 overtime loss at Stanford on Nov. 17. This week, GU moved up to No. 22 in the AP Poll, and the Bulldogs held steady at 21st in the Coaches Poll.
    - Gonzaga is 4-2 all-time against current Atlantic 10 programs, including a 3-0 mark against Dayton. GU's other win against an A10 team was an 82-69 victory over George Washington in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on March 20, 2015.
    - This will mark the 10th time in program history that the Bullogs have played on Nov. 29. The Zags carry a 2-7 overall record on this date; this will be the third time under Head Coach Lisa Fortier that GU has played on this date.
    - Gonzaga currently ranks first in the nation in percent attendance capacity. The Zags average 92.24 percent capacity; that's an average of 5,535 fans that fill McCarthey Athletic Center every game.
    - Gonzaga returns two starters and seven letter-winners from last season's squad that claimed the Zags' third consecutive and 15th overall West Coast Conference regular season title.
    - In 2018-19, the Bulldogs advanced to their third-straight NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Second Round.

    SERIES REVIEW
    - Fourth overall meeting between the Zags and the Eagles; second meeting under Head Coach Lisa Fortier.
    - Gonzaga leads the series 3-0 including a 1-0 edge at neutral sites.
    - GU is 4-2 against current Atlantic 10 opponents.

    SCOUTING THE FLYERS
    - Dayton returns 11 letter winners and three starters from last season's squad that finished 17-14 overall with a 10-6 mark in the A10. The Flyers advanced to the first round of the WNIT.
    - This season, Dayton was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Flyers return First Team All-Conference performer and last season's leading scorer in Jayla Scaife, as well as five other players who started games in 2018-19. Scaife was also named First Team Preseason All-Conference as well as to the Preseason All-Defensive team.
    - Through six games this season, Dayton averages 63.2 points per game shooting 33.0 percent from the floor and 29.5 percent from long range. As a squad, the Flyers average 44.5 rebounds per game (good for 46th in the nation) along with a +4.2 rebounding margin.
    - Three players average double-figures for the Flyers, led by Erin Whalen with 12.2 points per game shooting 40 percent from the floor. Scaife is a close second at 11.7 points per game, while Jenna Giacone adds 11.2. Shakeela Fowler is just outside averaging double-figures with 9.5 points per game.
    - Four players average five rebounds or more per contest for Dayton, led by Kyla Whitehead at 7.4 per game. Scaife adds 6.5, Whalen 5.7 and Araion Bradshaw averages an even 5.0.
    - Dayton has faced two Top 25 teams already this season in South Carolina and UConn, hosting both. Against then the No. 6/10 Gamecocks, Dayton fell 75-49, and against No. 4/4 UConn, the Flyers fell 75-37. Outside of the Top 25, Dayton has gone 3-1 with wins over Lipscomb, Toledo and Northeastern while losing at Central Michigan.
    - In the last meeting on Dec. 11, 2015, Gonzaga defeated Dayton 55-47 in Dayton, Ohio. The Bulldogs never trailed and led by as many as 13 points. The Zags scored 19 points off 19 forced turnovers, and they added a 46-37 advantage on the glass with a 30-24 edge inside the paint. Two Bulldogs finished in double-figures, led by Emma Stach with 12. Kiara Kudron finished with a game-high 13 rebounds.

    WE LOVE OUR SELLOUTS!
    Gonzaga officially earned its first sellout of the season against Eastern Washington on Nov. 22. The Bulldogs pulled in 6,000 fans for the Pacific Northwest matchup, the 32nd sellout in MAC history.

    MAKING A SPLASH, NATIONALLY
    Katie Campbell is picking up right where she left off as the senior guard ranks in the top 30 nationally for three-point field goal percentage (**minimum two made 3-pt. field goals per game). Campbell has hit nine of her 17 attempts through four games to shoot 52.9 percent from long range, good for 29th in the country.

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    Pre-Game write-up from the Dayton Flyers Wbb web site:

    Women's Basketball Opens Gulf Coast Showcase With No. 21 Gonzaga
    Women's Basketball 11/27/2019 12:08:00 PM

    DAYTON - The University of Dayton women's basketball plays its third nationally ranked team in the past four games, taking on No. 21/23 Gonzaga in the opening game of the 2019 Gulf Coast Showcase in Ft. Myers, Fla. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET at Hertz Arena.

    SCOUTING THE FLYERS
    Dayton is looking to get back on the winning track after a two-game losing skid, falling to No. 4 UConn and in overtime on the road at Central Michigan. UD is playing its first neutral game, but has found success on the road, going 2-1 this year.

    Head coach Shauna Green is in her fourth season in charge of the Flyers and already has two tournament and one regular season conference titles, as well as being the former A-10 Coach of the Year in 2018.

    As a team, the Flyers are scoring 63.2 points per game and allowing 65.5 to opponents. Dayton is shooting 33.0 percent overall, 29.5 percent from three, and 72.0 percent from the free throw line. The Flyers still have positive rebounding and turnover margins to go off of though.

    Dayton is led by redshirt junior Erin Whalen, who has a team-high 12.2 points to go with a 40 percent field goal percentage off the bench. Seniors Jayla Scaife and Jenna Giacone are contributing 11.7 and 11.2 points respectively.

    SCOUTING GONZAGA
    No. 21/23 Gonzaga will meet Dayton in Florida with a 3-1 record on the season, the lone loss coming at Stanford in overtime two weeks ago. This will be the first neutral site game for the Bulldogs, who are coming off their third win of the season Friday.

    Head coach Lisa Fortier is in her sixth season in charge of Gonzaga, but seventh year overall after serving as an assistant previously.

    This season, Gonzaga is outscoring opponents by a +25.3 margin, which ranks 26th in the nation. The Bulldogs rank eighth in the country in fewest turnovers and are 21st in three-point field goal percentage. Gonzaga also benefits from a +8.2 rebounding margin.

    The Bulldogs have four players averaging double-figures, led by Jill Townsend's 12.8 points per game. Three more players average more than eight points including Melody Kempton, who has a team-high 6.5 boards per game.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Dayton hosted its second straight Top 10 opponent, taking on No. 4 UConn Tuesday at UD Arena. The Flyers just did not have enough firepower to overcome a poor shooting night as the Flyers fell 75-37. Scaife led UD with 12 points and six boards.

    Gonzaga defeated Eastern Washington last Friday, 84-44. The Bulldogs held the Eagles to just 21 points in the second half while shooting 50 percent. Six different players had nine or more points for Gonzaga.

    THE SERIES
    Dayton and Gonzaga have played just three times in the series history with the Bulldogs winning each meeting. UD fell to Gonzaga at home last outing, 57-47, at UD Arena on Dec. 11, 2015.

    STATISTICAL RANKINGS
    The Flyers rank 25th in the nation in rebounds and top 50 in rebounds per game and free throws made. Individually, Shakeela Fowler is 28th in the country in free throw percentage.

    CHALLENGED EARLY AND OFTEN
    Dayton created one of the hardest non-conference schedules in program history, taking on three nationally ranked teams in the first seven games, and facing numerous 2019 NCAA Tournament participants. The Flyers have already played No. 6 South Carolina, No. 4 UConn, three-peat MAC Champions Central Michigan, and former NCAA participants Northeastern.

    THREE POINTS OF EXCELLENCE
    Dayton has hit at least one three-point shot in 574 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 2, 2001, the longest streak in the Atlantic 10 Conference and one of the top streaks in the nation. The Flyers made a program-record 15 three-point field goals against Buffalo in the Connecticut World Vision Classic on Nov. 25, 2011. Dayton tied the record with 15 vs. Wright State on Nov. 28, 2012.

    UP NEXT
    Dayton continues the Gulf Coast Showcase on Saturday, playing either the winner or loser of Auburn and Middle Tennessee State, depending on the outcome of both games. Times and the full bracket can be found at GulfCoastShowcase.com.

    Players Mentioned: #4 Shakeela Fowler (G) 5' 6" Redshirt Senior, #12 Jenna Giacone (G) 6' 1" Senior, #42 Jayla Scaife (G) 5' 10" Senior, #21 Erin Whalen (G/F) 6' 1" Redshirt Junior
    Article Link and Link to Dayton's Wbb web site: https://daytonflyers.com/news/2019/1...1-gonzaga.aspx

    Go Zags

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    I listend to parts of the Mens Zags on the car radio 101.1 FM when I was on the road and watched the end of the game on TV. My question is this will the the Women Zags perhaps be on some radio station tomorrow? Hey it might be a long shot but perhaps someone has info on this. Thanks

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    today was very busy and yesterday not much better so I'm behind the 8 ball.....I tried signing up for the girls games and got stuck with a YEARLY subscription, $150/yr but now cancelled......

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    when they charged me the site stated that they would charge me for the whole year initially which didn't sit right with me.....any one able to order just ONE month for the $12.50?

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    The fee for one month is $29.99. If you pay for the entire year, the cost works out to $12.50 per month.

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    I bought my 1 month subscription. Looking forward to seeing the Lady Zags do well!

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    For those that bought the monthly subscription;

    Remember the subscription is automatically renewing, so if you don't want the $29.99 charge every month, you have to cancel the subscription.

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    Middle Tennessee absolutely killed Auburn, 73-50 in game 1.

    Puts a P5 conference team in the loser's bracket.

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    Game may be here...

    https://portal.stretchinternet.com/d...reamType=audio

    Live Free radio feed

    Go!! Las Zagas!!!
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    Really poor, poor first half by our Lady Zags.

    12 turnovers, most of them unforced including t/os on the first 5 possessions.
    Numerous missed bunnies leading to 30% shooting overall and 18% shooting from 3
    We are only in the game because Dayton keeps fouling the Zags. Already have shot 12 free throws and made 9.
    Way too many defensive lapses leaving Dayton on the perimeter or leaving the lane open - Thankfully Dayton can't shoot either.
    All five of the starting 5 Dayton players have 2 fouls each - Opportunity here.

    Need to get over that turkey hangover, for the 2nd half or we will be playing Auburn in the losers bracket.

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    Gonzaga defeats Dayton 76-65

    http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=286813

    Jenn Wirth leads the Lady Zags with 19 points, Jill Townsend finishes with 18 points and Katie Campbell finishes with 17 points...

    Gonzaga commits 18 TOs and 18 personal fouls...Lady Zags finish with 19 assists...

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    Much better offensive 2nd half.

    Shooting percentages for the game ended up 47.2% overall, 40.0% from 3 and 85.7% from the charity stripe. We had 19 assists on 25 made baskets, very good. Considering how poorly we shot in the first half, we shot very, very well in the 2nd half. We ended up scoring 51 points in the 2nd half. Very good offensive showing in the 2nd half.

    The bad, we ended up with 18 t/o's for the game. The good, we only had 6 t/o's in the second half and only gave up 7 points off the 18 turnovers.

    The bad, we only created (received) 12 t/o's from Dayton. The good, we scored 23 points off Dayton's 12 turnovers.

    In general, defensively, the Zags did not play their best. Dayton players were frequently left unguarded at the 3 point line (the hope they miss defense of last year). The ladies, when double-teaming the flyers, often did not seal off the opposition allowing the Dayton players to split the double team leading to lay-ups, easy passes to open players or a foul. If you are going to double team, you half to seal it off or you leave an opposition player wide open.

    Lots of minor defensive lapses such as missed switches, failures to fully move out to cover open players (waving arms at a shooter does not constitute playing defense) and some really silly brain farts helped keep Dayton in the game in the 2nd half. KC was shooting lights out, but really gets the Thanksgiving (Turkey) award for today's game mostly for having a real lack of game awareness several times today. For example, throwing up a 3/4 court shot when she hears the horn not realizing there are 27 seconds is still left in the quarter, giving the last shot to Dayton. Yes, the horn was for a timeshot violation by Dayton, but you need to know how much time is left in the quarter/half/game (27 seconds). Secondly, if you hear the horn, you are already too late to shoot. Then getting a ticky-tac foul for crowding the Dayton guard against the sideline putting the Dayton player on the free throw line. A fine play in the 1st 3/4's of the game, but when we are trying to run out the clock, putting Dayton on the line to get points with the clock stopped? Not so good. You could have made a better choice than launching a 3 with 12 seconds left on the shot clock when we are trying to run out the clock (you are fortunate it went in). LW forcing a pass to JW when she was triple teamed and we are up 8 running out the clock did not help the team? Another last shot of the quarter opportunity today and the best the lady zags could do was a heave from 40 feet? CLF, we need to work on end of quarter/half/game plays to get much better shots. A young team yes, but these are errors are by experienced, upperclassmen (women). We need to tighten up our game awareness.

    Minor issues, sure. But you need a more game awareness from our senior guard and experienced post. What would the lady zags have given for one more shot against the Cardinal? Every play matters and you need your senior/experienced leaders to keep their head in the game and not give the better teams that chance to come back.

    Great offense in the 2nd half to go along with improved defense in the 2nd half. Need to start off quicker tomorrow.

    For those who keep telling me that we play our P5 teams in the tournament, should take a look. Auburn goes down to Middle Tennessee State today. Don't be surprised if Drake makes it all the way through to the final on the other side of the bracket. The lady zags could play for the tournament title without playing a single P5 team.

    Middle Tennessee played their primary 5 starters all over 30 minutes today. They essentially went with a 6 player line-up until the last 2-3 minutes of the game. We should be able to tire them out.

    Rest up, tomorrows another day and another opportunity.

    Go Zags,

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    go to watch very little of it since we have 4 little kids running around...

    will watch later/ I did order the monthly feed....

    re the P5 in tournaments.....its out of our hands if a P5 team loses early....you just hope that you have decent opponents but I doubt any teams are set in stone early on, so its a crap shoot.......we can't force teams to play us so playing tournaments is the only way.....IIRC, some teams actually play in two tournaments before conference play, maybe we should go in that direction......however that would mean fewer games at the kennel....

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    #22/21 Zags Battle for 76-65 Win Over Dayton

    Bulldogs face Middle Tennessee in semifinals of Gulf Coast Showcase Saturday

    Gonzaga 76 - Dayton 65 Box Score Link


    ESTERO, Fla. – The #22/21 Gonzaga women's basketball team battled past Dayton 76-65 in the quarterfinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase Friday afternoon inside Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla.

    Gonzaga (4-1) finished with three players in double-figures, led by a career-high 19 points from Jenn Wirth. Wirth finished 7-of-9 from the floor and a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe; the junior added six rebounds in the win. Jill Townsend (18 points) and Katie Campbell (17 points) rounded out the double-figure scoring for the Zags. LeeAnne Wirth chipped in eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

    The Bulldogs shot 35.4 percent from the floor including 33.3 percent from long range. Gonzaga forced 12 turnovers on the Flyers which led to 23 points. GU also won the battle on the glass, out-rebounding Dayton 33-26.

    Dayton (3-4) controlled the flow of the game early, forcing 12 uncharacteristic turnovers on the Bulldogs in the first 20 minutes. Coupled with a stagnant second quarter that saw the Zags shoot just 18 percent from the floor for 10 points, Dayton took a two-point lead (27-25) heading into the break.

    "I think the toughness of our team improved at the half," head women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier said. "We were trying to do too much, and we were turning the ball over [on plays we don't normally make]. I think we settled in a little bit [in the second half] and started working together."

    Coming out of the half, a layup from Townsend on GU's first possession sparked a 12-5 run over the next 3:30 to give Gonzaga a five-point lead (37-32). Five straight points from Campbell midway through the third period extended Gonzaga's lead to 10, but the Flyers chipped away at the lead, cutting Gonzaga's lead to six (51-45) by the end of the period.

    Gonzaga opened the fourth period with 6-1 run, fueled by back-to-back buckets from Jenn Wirth followed by a layup from LeeAnne Wirth. The Bulldogs twice extended their lead to 14 points, and with 2:53 to go GU held a 69-55 advantage. Over the next 90 seconds, Dayton held the Zags scoreless, rattling off eight-straight points to cut the lead to six with 1:06 remaining.

    On the following possession, Campbell hit a deep trey on the wing, and Jessie Loera and Townsend converted 4-of-4 from the line in the closing seconds to seal the 76-65 victory.

    "Second half, we got some rebounds and we got a little bit of momentum," Fortier said. "We made some shots that we're used to practicing, and we kind of took it from there."

    Dayton was led in scoring by both Shakeela Fowler and Jayla Scaife with 16 points each. Araion Bradshaw led the Flyers on the glass with five rebounds.

    Gonzaga continues play in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase Saturday, Nov. 30 against Middle Tennessee at 2 p.m. Pacific Time inside Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla. Visit GoZags.com for updated game day information.

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    I think the Zag Women need to empower the Director of Basketball Operations to own this. This position is important and takes work. I know the men were blessed to have Jerry Krause who networked well and was very well regarded in the men’s game.

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    Women’s Basketball Falls Short To No. 21 Gonzaga

    Dayton Led The Nationally Ranked Bulldogs At The Half


    ESTERO, Fla. – The University of Dayton women's basketball team led at the half against No. 21 Gonzaga, but were unable to hold on, falling 76-65.

    The Flyers (3-4) suffer their third straight loss while the Bulldogs (5-1) get their fifth victory.

    KEY MOMENT
    3rd – 6:58 – With Dayton leading by two, Gonzaga went on a 12-0 run and never relinquished the lead again.

    GAME BREAKDOWN
    1st Quarter: Dayton 15, Gonzaga 15


    - Dayton opened the scoring in the first minute with a bucket by senior Jayla Scaife.
    - Gonzaga had four turnovers on its four possessions.
    - The Bulldogs got their first basket at the 7:00 mark.
    - By the media break, UD trailed 5-4.
    -Out of the media timeout, the Flyers got back-to-back baskets from redshirt senior Shakeela Fowler and redshirt junior Erin Whalen to pull ahead 9-5.
    - The Bulldogs answered late though and scored with one second left to tie the game at 15-15.
    - Whalen led the way with six points.

    2nd Quarter: Dayton 27, Gonzaga 25

    - Scaife hit a three and a layup to start the Flyers run in the second.
    - The Flyers scored the first seven points and took a 22-15 lead three minutes in.
    - Gonzaga didn't score until the 6:28 mark.
    - Midway through the quarter, Dayton had a 24-19 advantage.
    - The Bulldogs scored six straight points in the quarter from the free throw line.
    - The Flyers led by two at the half.
    - Dayton outshot Gonzaga while holding them to 18 percent from three.
    - Scaife had team-high seven points while Whalen had six points. Bradshaw had five rebounds

    3rd Quarter: Dayton 45, Gonzaga 51

    - Gonzaga tied the game to start the third at 27-27.
    - Senior Brittany Ward hit a big three to put the Flyers back on top 32-30.
    - The Bulldogs hit a three and a layup to take a 37-32 lead, forcing a Dayton timeout with 6:21 to play.
    - Gonzaga had a 14-2 run over 2:59.
    - The Bulldogs led by double digits, but a Jenna Giacone three cut the margin to five at 49-44 with under two minutes to play.

    4th Quarter: Dayton 65, Gonzaga 76

    - Dayton was forced to call a timeout at the 8:03 mark as Gonzaga pulled ahead by 11, 57-46.
    - Julia Chandler hit a big three with just over six minutes to play to make it an eight-point game.
    - Fowler hit another three to keep the Flyers within striking distance with 2:39 left in the game.
    - Dayton got within six and a minute to play.
    -The Flyers ran out of time in the end and suffered their third straight loss.

    INSIDE THE NUMBERS

    16 – Dayton's leading scorers were Jayla Scaife and Shakeela Fowler with 16 apiece.
    35.4 to 47.2 – The Flyers shot 35.4 percent while the Bulldogs shot 47.2, including 69 percent in the fourth.
    23-7 – Gonzaga outscored Dayton 23-7 in points off turnovers despite committing 18 to UD's 12.
    24 – The Flyers got some help from the bench, scoring 24 points.
    26 – UD recorded a season low 26 rebounds.

    KEY STAT

    69.2% - With the Flyers trying to make a comeback, Gonzaga shot 69.2 percent in the fourth quarter, keeping UD out of the game.

    UP NEXT

    The Flyers will continue play at the Gulf Coast Showcase, taking on Auburn Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hertz Arena.

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    Sylean,

    You and I are on separate sides of the scheduling issue. You want to buy into the AD Roth Kool-Aid and I don't care for the favor he is serving. I am not going to try and convince you otherwise.

    However, you can't have it both ways. One thread your screaming that the NCAA is unfair to mid-majors and nothing the mid-majors do will change anything, then argue that the mediocre at best schedule the Lady Zags have this year is acceptable. Both this year and last year, the Lady Zags only scheduled two (2) P5 teams.

    ...its out of our hands if a P5 team loses early...
    Exactly my point. You can't count on playing one or more P5 team in the tournament, so the only guarantee on how many P5 teams you play is what is on your schedule. If you don't schedule appropriately, you get your just deserts.

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    It appears to be the tale of two halves...

    Listened to the game and Steve does a great job but you are seeing the game through Steve...

    That being said I will only comment (good or bad) on what I see in the stats:

    First... the starting 5 went 17 for 17 on the FTs... you win games doing that.
    Second... both front and back courts played in the win... 19 assists
    Third... if you can double your scoring effort in the second half... something went right in the locker room at half.
    Forth... sounds like the defense is still a work in progress... and will need to improve.
    Last... the men ran out of gas the last game... 30 minutes a game for three days in a row... not good.

    I am really pleased with this team... but the bench still needs the time. Hopefully after the tournament there will be time.

    One down two to go... and as for mid-majors... there are two tiers as far as I am concerned.

    Go Zags!!

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    I believe the coach when she says other teams do not want to play us.....I don't think the top womens WCC team should have to travel extensively just to fill their schedule........I do think playing the big teams is important for one reason....experience...but as far as ranking and seeding, not so much because there is an inherent bias against mid majors except for the flavor of the month and TPTB will use any criteria they wish too....it changes seemingly in an instant....to get certain teams into the NCAA tournament playing close to their home if not at their home court......(last year we played Stanford and ND and we barely made it into the tournament_).....

    .compare it to why for unknown reasons certain transfer play right away and others do not...the NCAA can explain itself nor does it have to......its the secret sauce much like their NCAA selection committee......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle dixon View Post
    I think the Zag Women need to empower the Director of Basketball Operations to own this. This position is important and takes work. I know the men were blessed to have Jerry Krause who networked well and was very well regarded in the men’s game.
    You are correct of course, but it all eventually falls under the AD umbrella. I certainly don't want to imply that it is entirely his fault, but it is his name on the check (so to speak).

    Before screaming at the black box that is the NCAA, you need to take care of your business.

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    From ESPNW by way of the AP:

    No. 22 Gonzaga women top Dayton 76-65 at Gulf Coast Showcase
    1:23 PM PT
    Associated Press

    ESTERO, Fla. -- Jenn Wirth scored a career-high 19 points, Katie Campbell added 17 with five 3-pointers and No. 22 Gonzaga beat Dayton 76-65 on Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

    Gonzaga trailed by two points midway through the third quarter until going on a 12-0 run to stay in front for good. Campbell scored five points during the run and Wirth added four.

    Campbell's final 3-pointer put the Bulldogs ahead 72-63 with 36 seconds left, (Here is where KC launched her 3 with 12 seconds left on the shot clock. When you make it you are a hero, miss it and Dayton has the ball with 36 seconds left and the Zags up 6.and her teammates made four straight free throws to seal it.
    Jill Townsend chipped in with 18 points for Gonzaga (4-1). The Zags made 8 of 20 3-pointers and 18 of 21 free throws.

    Shakeela Fowler and Jayla Scaife each scored 16 points for Dayton (3-4), which has lost three straight. Erin Whalen added 10 points.
    Gonzaga advances to face Middle Tennessee in the semifinals on Saturday, while Dayton plays Auburn.
    Link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...ball/undefined

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