WCC in the Postseason

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WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:24 pm

NCAA:
BYU vs. Missouri, Saturday 3/18 in Austin
USF vs. Stanford, Saturday 3/18 in Palo Alto

WNIT:
Eastern Michigan at SMC, Thursday 3/17
UC Riverside at GU, Thursday 3/17
USD at Northwestern Thursday 3/17
SCU at Fresno St, Friday 3/18

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Re: WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:11 am

The WCC was 2-1 in WNIT play Thursday night:

SMC lost a heartbreaker, 74-73, after Eastern Michigan grabbed an offensive rebound and made the put-back with just 1.8 seconds left in the game.

USD won 69-65 despite Northwestern scoring 35 points in the 4th quarter.  The Toreros remain on the road and will play IUPUI on Saturday in Indianapolis.

GU thumped UC Riverside at home, 88-54.  The Bulldogs will stay at home and play the winner of the Montana St. vs. Utah game on Monday night.

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Re: WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:36 pm

SCU is done for the season after losing at Fresno State, 59-53.

The Broncos simply went cold for a lengthy time in the 4th quarter and turned the ball over too often.....

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Re: WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:34 pm

Both WCC teams in the NCAA Tournament are one-and-done!

The surprise winner of the WCC Tournament was not a surprise loser at Stanford this evening in a rude "welcome home" for the former Stanford All-America, Jennifer Azzi, the coach of #13 seed, USF.

A little more surprising was Missouri beating #7 seed BYU today, 78-69.  The Cougars were within 2 points with just over 4 minutes to play when the WCC Player of the Year, Lexi Rydalch, fouled out after scoring 22 points.''

However, USD is still alive in the WNIT after beating IUPUI in Indianapolis this evening, 59-48.  USD now moves on to the WNIT Sweet 16. USD, second to BYU in the WCC this year, is now 25-7 overall.

GU, who will play Utah in Spokane on Monday, and USD, who will play a tough/big Michigan team in Lansing on Tuesday, are the only WCC women's teams still alive in the postseason

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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:28 am

GU is done for the season after losing to Utah on Monday evening, 92-77, in Spokane....a revenge of sorts for the Utah men's team being taken out by GU.

USD, the only WCC team left in the postseason, plays at Michigan tonight in a WNIT Sweet 16 game.

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Re: WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:02 pm

The postseason is over for the WCC women....

USD was pretty much blown-out by a very skilled and speedy Michigan team in Ann Arbor tonight, 78-51.

Pretty tough to beat a team that shot 58% from the field, including 58% from 3-point range (7/12).

USD ends the season 25-8, the second highest win total in program history.

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Re: WCC in the Postseason

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:35 pm

Don't know how I missed this a couple of weeks ago, but one of my all-time favorite coaches in the WCC, JR Payne, has left the head coaching position at Santa Clara to take over at Pac-12 Conference Colorado.

Most women's hoops fans will remember JR best from her playing days at SMC ('99) and when she was an assistant to Kelly Graves at GU.

Moving with Payne to Colorado is her husband and associate head coach at SCU, Toriano Towns (SMC '98), and SCU assistant Shandrika Lee (PU '04).

Graves at UO and Payne at CU, Rueck and Rissmiller at OSU ....I'll be watching more Pac-12 basketball in the future.

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