Zags to Face BYU in WCC Semifinals - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Gonzaga Basketball

Zags to Face BYU in WCC Semifinals

Gonzaga will face BYU in Saturday's semifinal game at The Orleans in Las Vegas (Photo: Gonzaga Athletics) Gonzaga will face BYU in Saturday's semifinal game at The Orleans in Las Vegas (Photo: Gonzaga Athletics)

by Gonzaga Athletics

Top seeded Gonzaga University and No. 4 seed BYU will meet in the noon semifinal Saturday at the West Coast Conference women's basketball championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Cougars (21-9), who had a bye into the quarterfinals, defeated No. 5 seed Loyola Marymount University 69-57 Friday. The Lions had defeated No. 8 seed University of San Francisco 75-53 to earn a chance to face BYU.

Three of the five Cougar starters scored in double-figures to lead them to the 12-point victory. Stephanie Seaborn had a game-high 21 points, with all her points coming from beyond the 3-point arc as she hit 7-of-14. Jennifer Hamson added 19 points along with 13 boards for the game's lone double-double. Kim Beeston added 13 points.

Loyola Marymount's Alex Cowling, the WCC's all-time leading scorer, ended her stellar career Friday scoring a team-high 17 points for the Lions.

The Bulldogs earned wins against BYU in both regular-season contests this season; a 74-59 victory in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Jan. 17 and a 66-55 win in Provo, Utah, Feb. 23. Gonzaga was led in those two wins by Sunny Greinacher and Taelor Karr. Greinacher averaged 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting 50.0 percent (11-of-22) from the floor in the two games, while Karr averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds, while also shooting 50.0 percent (10-of-20) from the field.

Last season, the Cougars - the No. 2 seed, defeated the No. 1 Zags in the championship game of the WCC Tournament by the score of 78-66.

Gonzaga leads the all-time series 6-5 and has won 2-straight.

The Bulldogs game can be seen on BYUtv or online at www.BYUtv.org. Fans can also listen to the game on 1050 AM.

  • College

    • EWU soccer prepares for first road trip of season at Montana Cup

      Opening weekend was successful for the Eagles as they defeated Omaha 5-1 last Friday (Aug. 18) and shutout South Dakota 1-0 the following Sunday (Aug. 20) to open the season 2-0-0.

    • Mata’afa named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list

      Mata'afa, a native of Lahaina, Hawaii, earned All-Pac-12 second team honors last season after finishing fifth in the league with 13.5 tackles including a team-high five sacks.

    • Washington State ranked No. 24 in AP preseason poll

      The Washington State football team will begin the season with a No. 24 ranking in the 2017 Associated Press preseason poll, released Monday. The Cougars' are one of four Pac-12 teams ranked in the Top 25 and it marks the third time in the history of the Associated Press poll.

    • Defense dominates in Eastern's first Fall scrimmage

      There were only compliments being passed around after Eastern Washington University defensive units held EWU's vaunted offense without a touchdown in EWU's 72-play scrimmage Saturday at Roos Field.

    • Griz offense shines in second scrimmage of fall camp

      The Montana Grizzly defense might have stolen the show last week in the first scrimmage of fall camp. But the offense would not be denied Saturday as they racked up 24 first downs and nearly 400 yards of total offense.  

    • Vandals to host open scrimmage on Saturday

      Idaho football will wrap up fall camp Saturday (Aug. 19), with a scrimmage at 10 a.m. in the Kibbie Dome. The scrimmage is open to the public and will be the final chance for fans to see the Vandals in action before the season opener Aug. 31, against Sacramento State.
       
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • GonzagaGonzagaMore>>

  • Zags women’s soccer home match versus BYU on ESPNU

    Zags women’s soccer home match versus BYU on ESPNU

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    Gonzaga will host preseason No. 8 BYU from Luger Field in a meeting that will have first-year GU head coach Chris Watkins facing his former school.

    >>

    Gonzaga will host preseason No. 8 BYU from Luger Field in a meeting that will have first-year GU head coach Chris Watkins facing his former school.

    >>
  • Gonzaga women's soccer begins regular season Friday

    Gonzaga women's soccer begins regular season Friday

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    The Zags are unbeaten in their last five season-openers, dating back to the 3-1 win over South Dakota in 2012. GU beat Nevada in Hawaii in last season’s opener, 1-0.

    >>

    The Zags are unbeaten in their last five season-openers, dating back to the 3-1 win over South Dakota in 2012. GU beat Nevada in Hawaii in last season’s opener, 1-0.

    >>
  • Raptors sign Kyle Wiltjer to a 1-year deal

    Raptors sign Kyle Wiltjer to a 1-year deal

    Courtesy: Toronto RaptorsCourtesy: Toronto Raptors

    Wiltjer, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds in 44 minutes of action. He also averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 35.9 minutes in 22 contests for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League.

    >>

    Wiltjer, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds in 44 minutes of action. He also averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 35.9 minutes in 22 contests for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League.

    >>