Gonzaga Women's Basketball 2014 NCAA Tournament Capsule

Gonzaga Bulldogs
West Coast (29-4, 16-2)


The 2013-14 Gonzaga women’s basketball team capped off a decade of excellence by winning the West Coast Conference title for the tenth straight season. The team experienced some speed bumps this season as the Bulldogs lost on the road at St. Mary’s and Brigham Young. But, overall Gonzaga has gotten itself in a position once again to earn their relatively high seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Big Wins: 12/8 at Ohio State (59-58), 1/9 BYU (68-42), 2/13 at San Diego (66-48)
Bad Losses: 11/14 at Oklahoma (78-82), 12/28 at St. Mary’s (78-79), 2/15 at BYU (52-62)
Coach: Kelly Graves (14 seasons at Gonzaga)

Why They Can Surprise:
This team is battle tested in the NCAA Tournament and has a ton of experience all through the roster. That is an invaluable asset when playing in the NCAA Tournament as it is usually pretty difficult at times for young teams to be successful. They also can be very dangerous offensively when they shoot the basketball well and execute patience in their offensive approach.

Why They Can Disappoint:
Gonzaga will not have the luxury of being a host school and staying at home in Spokane at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The fans of the Bulldog program are one of the best in the nation and have provided an excellent home court advantage over the years. Another issue is cold shooting if Gonzaga is off when it comes to shooting the basketball it makes it will be very difficult for them to win.

Probable Starters:
Haiden Palmer, Senior, Guard, 15.1 ppg, 2.5 apg, 5.5 rpg, 3.1 spg
Keani Albanez, Junior, Guard, 9.1 ppg, 1.1 apg
Jazmine Redmon, Senior, Guard, 5.7 ppg, 3.7 apg
Sunny Greinacher, Junior, Forward, 11.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg
Shelby Cheslek, Redshirt Sophomore, Center, 4.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 bpg

Key Roleplayers:
Lindsey Sherbert, Junior, Guard, 10.9 ppg, 1.5 apg
Kiara Kudron, Sophomore, Forward, 4.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg
Danielle Walter, Junior, Guard, 4.6 ppg, 2.6 apg
Elle Tinkle, Sophomore, Guard, 2.2 ppg

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 75.7 (41st in nation, 3rd in conference)
Scoring Defense: 55.5 (10, 1)
Field-Goal Percentage: 43.4 (53, 2)
Field-Goal Defense: 36.1 (25, 2)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 5.7 (129, 4)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 31.9 (152, 6)
Free-Throw Percentage: 68.3 (202, 8)
Rebound Margin: 7.9 (22, 3)
Assists Per Game: 16.4 (28, 2)
Turnovers Per Game: 13.4 (39, 1)

Recent Postseason Appearances:
2013    NCAA    Round of 64 loss to Iowa State
2012    NCAA    Round of 64 win over Rutgers
2012    NCAA    Round of 32 win over Miami
2012    NCAA    Regional Semifinal loss to Kentucky
2011    NCAA    Round of 64 win over Iowa
2011    NCAA    Round of 32 win over UCLA
2011    NCAA    Regional Semifinal win over Louisville
2011    NCAA    Regional Final loss to Stanford
2010    NCAA    Round of 64 win over North Carolina
2010    NCAA    Round of 32 win over Texas A&M
2010    NCAA    Regional Semifinal loss to Xavier
2009    NCAA    Round of 64 win over Xavier
2009    NCAA    Round of 32 loss to Pittsburgh
2008    NIT        First Round win over Idaho State
2008    NIT        Second Round loss to Colorado
2007    NCAA    Round of 64 loss to Middle Tennessee State

*all team stats through 3/6


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