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Gonzaga women's team hopes to see same support as men's team

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

While the men have their big game, the Gonzaga women are playing in the WNIT. But their games on Thursday overlap, and the teams are hoping to see the same amount of support.

These ladies are giving their all practicing for the game against UC Riverside.

“The NIT is something we hope to win so we're hoping to do big things,” says Elle King.

Elle is a guard on the team, but she can't play right now because of knee surgery. Even so, she’s right there with her teammates.

“It’s really exciting for us and really exciting for the community as well,” she says.

They found out about their game time, Thursday at 6pm, Monday night.

“That’s just kind of the madness with all of it,” Elle says.

With the quick notice came a bit of a conflict. The Zags men’s team plays at 7 pm in Denver. 

As of Wednesday morning, the Gonzaga women's game has sold 1,100 tickets in the nearly 6,000 seat kennel.

Elle's spirit isn't shaken though.

“We’ve got to have a little bit of home court advantage going here for this big game,” she says.

And she has a solution.

“Download the go app for phones, the March Madness app and get two playing. That's the way. You got to support both teams."

If the women win, they will face off against Utah of Montana State. That game will also be hosted in Spokane.

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