This Week for the Redhawks: The Redhawks (6-6, 3-0 WAC) are still the only undefeated team in conference play in the Western Athletic Conference, sitting on top of conference standings after defeating co-leader Utah State on Jan. 3, 71-68 in OT, and San Jose State, 72-60, on Jan 5. Seattle U women’s basketball now hits the road to face New Mexico State on Jan. 10 and Denver on Jan. 13.
Student Incentive Program: For games during which school is in session, students in attendance will have the opportunity to win a prize worth $50 or more following the game (must be present to win). Students can enter the raffle when they pick up their free game ticket (with Student ID). At the end of the season, there will be a raffle for a grand prize, and students who have attended more games throughout the season will have a better chance to win.
Follow the Redhawks: For the most up-todate news and information about the SU women’s basketball team throughout the season, please log on to www.GoSeattleU.com, like Seattle U Athletics on Facebook, and follow @su_athletics on Twitter. Free live stats will be available for both contests, as well as audio and video for a fee. Links to each are on the WBB schedule page at www.GoSeattleU.com. This year’s media guide can also be found on the women’s basketball page under “Team Guide”.
Scouting New Mexico State: NMSU is currently 9-5 overall and 3-1 in conference play, tied for second in the WAC with Denver and Utah State. They went 3-0 last week, defeating Louisiana Tech at home on Dec. 31 (71-67) to start the week, as well as UTSA (69-52 on Jan. 3) and Texas State (61-58 on Jan. 5) on the road. They are led in scoring by Stefanie Gilbreath, who averages 14.7 ppg, and led in rebounding by Kelsie Rozendaal with 6.8 rpg.
Last Time Out: This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Scouting Denver: Denver is currently 8-7 overall and 3-1 in conference play, tied with New Mexico State and Utah State in the WAC standings. Denver also went 3-0 last week, defeating UT Arlington, 90-52, at home on Dec. 31, as well as Texas State (73-70 on Jan. 3) and UTSA (75-73 on Jan. 5) on the road. Morgan Van Riper-Rose leads the Pioneers in scoring, averaging 14.1 ppg, and Maiya Michel averages a team-leading 8.9 rpg.
Last Time Out: SU and Denver have met two previous times, but this is their first time meeting as conference foes and the first time during the Joan Bonvicini era. Their first meeting was on Nov. 24, 1990, at the Canyon Classic in Phoenix, Ariz., as Seattle U won, 85-74, and the last meeting was on Dec. 13, 1995, as Denver won, 63-55.
Kacie Sowell WAC Player of the Week (Dec. 31-Jan. 6): Kacie Sowell received her second Player of the Week honor from the conference office, as well as the honor from College Sports Madness, for her performance in the team’s 2-0 record over the weekend. She recorded back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Utah State (71-68 OT on Jan. 3) and San Jose State (72-60 on Jan. 5), and set a new career high in scoring vs. USU with 24 points. Over the weekend, she averaged a double-double (21.5 ppg, 11 rpg).