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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

    ZagDad

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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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