Gonzaga women fight Miami tonight for trip to Sweet 16

Gonzaga women fight Miami tonight for trip to Sweet 16

Gonzaga women fight Miami tonight for trip to Sweet 16

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 4:20 PM

SPOKANE -- The Gonzaga University women's basketball team battles the University of Miami tonight in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner advances to the Sweet 16 in Kingston, Rhode Island.

The Zags and Hurricanes tip-off at 6:30pm inside McCarthey Athletic Center. You can watch the game live on ESPN2.

Gonzaga (27-5) advanced to the second round of the Big Dance by beating Rutgers 86-73 on Saturday, while Miami (26-5) took down Idaho State 70-41 in the opening round.

The Bulldogs are an 11-seed, while the Hurricanes are a 3-seed. They've only played once in the past before. Miami took down Gonzaga 79-53 during the 1987 season.

The Hurricanes are without one of their top players. Senior Riquna Williams did not accompany the Hurricanes on their trip to Spokane due to conduct detrimental to the team. Williams, a 5'7" guard, was averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

If the Zags take down Miami, it will be their third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

Watch KREM 2 News at 10pm and 11pm for full coverage of the showdown between Gonzaga and Miami.

 

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