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SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball closes the regular season at Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon.

FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS

• Saturday, Mar. 9 at 2 p.m  Mountain (1 p.m. Pacific)

• at Grand Canyon (GCU Arena)

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ABOUT THE GAME

• Seattle U (2-26, 2-13 WAC) at Grand Canyon (7-18, 5-10 WAC)

• All-time series-Grand Canyon leads, 7-6

• Home-Seattle U leads, 4-3

• Away-Grand Canyon leads, 4-2

• Neutral-N/A

• Last meeting-Grand Canyon won, 74-73 in triple overtime, at the Redhawk Center (Jan. 5, 2019)

 

NEWS AND NOTES

• The Redhawks shot a season-high 53.3 percent from the field and won, 68-58, at CSU Bakersfield on March 7. Madeline Dopplick, Courtney Murphy, and Joana Alves combined for 46 points in the WAC road win.

• With the win, SU moved closer to securing the seventh seed in next week’s WAC Tournament. With a win at Grand Canyon or a Chicago State loss at Kansas City, the Redhawks would clinch the seventh spot.

• GCU is coming off a 64-54 win over Utah Valley on Thursday night. Kavita Akula hit six three-pointers on her way to 18 points to lead the Lopes.

• Grand Canyon has secured the sixth seed in next week’s WAC Tournament. It can play CSU Bakersfield, Utah Valley, or Kansas City in the first round in Las Vegas.

• ShaRon Miller, Laura Piera, and A.J. Cephas are all averaging between 8.7 and 9.7 points per game this season.

• Seattle U played the longest game in its program history on Jan. 5, falling in a 74-73 triple overtime heartbreaker to Grand Canyon at the Redhawk Center.

• The game is tied for the second-longest in WAC history. SMU and TCU played a four-overtime game in 1997. There have now been eight three-overtime games involving a WAC school and five in conference play.

Kamira Sanders led the Redhawks with 16 points, a career-high 14 rebounds, and eight assists in a career-high 48 minutes.

• Seattle U hung with California Baptist for a half, but the Lancers pulled away for an 86-64 win on Feb. 28 at the Redhawk Center. Madeline Dopplick led SU with 17 points in the home finale.

• Prior to the game, the Redhawks recognized their two seniors-Madeline Dopplick and Delaney McCann.

• SU dropped a 64-61 decision at Chicago State on Feb. 23. Joana Alves led three Redhawks in double figures with 14 points in the WAC game.

Joana Alves scored a career-high 32 points, but it wasn’t enough as SU fell, 83-66, at Kansas City on Feb. 21. The junior set a Division I program record for points in a road game, making 13-20 field goals to go with 6-6 free-throw shooting.

• The Redhawks tallied season best marks in points (90), field-goal percentage (50), assists (23), made free throws (25), and attempted free throws (34) in the win over the Cougars.

• Seattle U led the WAC’s top team, New Mexico State, through three quarters, but the Aggies came away with an 83-72 win on Feb. 16 at the Redhawk Center.

Carla Bieg scored a career-high 18 points, including SU’s first 11 of the game, against NM State. Genessa Bedoya scored a career-high nine points off the bench in the contest.

• The Redhawks forced overtime with UTRGV on Feb. 14, but the Vaqueros pulled out a 74-70 contest at the Redhawk Center. Joana Alves led SU with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Kamira Sanders posted 16 points. Freshman Courtney Murphy hit five three-pointers on her way to 15 points in the WAC game.

• SU dropped a 63-56 contest at Utah Valley on Feb. 9. Joana Alves put up 20 points and seven rebounds, while Carla added 13 points, seven boards, and four assists in the game.

• Seattle U scored 83 points, its most in a road game since 2015, but fell at California Baptist, 100-83, on Feb. 2. Kamira Sanders put up 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Madeline Dopplick scored a career-high 19 points, including 5-6 three-point shooting.

• The 183 points are the most in an SU game since Oregon beat the Redhawks, 105-100, on Dec. 4, 2013. The last time SU scored more than 83 points in a road game was on Dec. 15, 2015, when it poured in 85 points in a win at Portland State.

• SU fell to Kansas City, 86-62, on Jan. 26 at the Redhawk Center. Joana Alves led the Redhawks with 19 points in the WAC contest.

• Seattle U beat Chicago State, 90-54, to pick up its first win of the season on Jan. 24. Courtney Murphy set an SU Division I program record with 33 points in the WAC victory at the Redhawk Center.

• SU got out to a 27-0 lead, scoring on 12 of its first 13 possessions to take control of the contest. It marks the largest game-opening in Division I this season.

Courtney Murphy’s 33 points are the most by a Redhawk in the D1 era. She shot 10-18 from the floor, including 5-9 from three. The freshman made 8-11 foul shots on the night.

• Murphy topped Alexis Montgomery’s previous record of 31 points, which she scored on Nov. 10, 2017, against Idaho State.

• Murphy’s point total is the most by a Redhawk since Chelcie Morrison scored 35 in a win at Montana State-Billings on Feb. 16, 2008.

Delaney McCann came off the bench to add 12 points, matching a career-high total. She shot 6-8 from the field in 12 minutes of action.

• On Jan. 12, SU held a halftime lead for a fifth straight game, but eventually fell, 58-55, to Utah Valley. Joana Alves led with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Carla Bieg matched her career high with 15 points.

• The Redhawks scored 25 points in the first quarter against UVU, their second-most in an opening period this season. In the frame, SU made five three-pointers.

• For the fifth time in its last six outings, SU led at halftime, grabbing a 33-31 lead at UTRGV on Jan. 19, but the Vaqueros rallied to win, 69-56, at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

• The Redhawks put together a strong first quarter at New Mexico State, scoring 23 points, but the Aggies rallied for a 75-55 win on Jan. 17.

Madeline Dopplick led SU with 13 points in her first appearance off the bench this season. Kamira Sanders tallied 11 points and Olivia Crawford logged 10 points.

• The Seattle U defense forced 21 NM State turnovers and held the Aggies to 1-9 accuracy from three-point range in the WAC game.

• The Redhawks led at halftime for the third straight game, but CSU Bakersfield rallied for a 70-60 win in the WAC opener on Jan. 3.

• Freshman Courtney Murphy sank 6-7 three-point tries on her way to 18 points in her Redhawk debut. It’s the second-most threes in SU’s Division I history, as Kaylee Best made seven treys at Grand Canyon on Feb. 16, 2017.

• SU held its largest lead of the season and led by five entering the fourth period at UC Irvine on Dec. 29, but the Anteaters claimed a 65-60 decision in the Redhawks’ final non-conference outing of the regular season.

Joana Alves was named WAC Player of the Week after tallying 29 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots at UC Irvine on Dec. 29. The junior set career highs in six statistical categories on her way to earning her first conference honor.

• Seattle U led at Nevada at halftime, but the Wolf Pack came away with a 67-54 victory on Dec. 20. Carla Bieg scored a career-high 15 points to lead the Redhawks. The junior hit all five of her field-goal attempts, including three three-pointers, off the bench.

• SU dropped a 60-50 decision to Cal Poly on Dec. 17. Madeline Dopplick scored a career-high 18 points, hitting five three-pointers, to lead the Redhawks on Kids Day at the Redhawk Center.

• The game against Cal Poly marked the debut of junior Olivia Crawford. The Hawai’i transfer is now eligible after sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules to this point. She started all 30 games as a freshman at Hawai’i, helping her squad win the Big West Tournament title.

• Seattle U fell, 76-59, at UC Davis on Dec. 9. Joana Alves scored 16 points to lead three Redhawks in double figures.

• Seattle U took a 75-61 setback at Pacific on Dec. 6. Kamira Sanders led with 20 points, including a career-high three three-pointers. Freshman Sarah Rahon scored a career-high 12 points in the contest.

• Seattle U fell to Pepperdine, 78-64, on Dec. 2 at the Redhawk Center. Kamira Sanders led with 19 points and six rebounds. Joana Alves compiled 17 points and six boards.

• SU hung with Washington on Nov. 30, but the Huskies pulled out a 69-58 game at the Redhawk Center.

Kamira Sanders led the Redhawks with 17 points. She matched her career high with nine rebounds to go with six assists and four steals.

• Seattle U took an 89-62 setback at Utah on Nov. 26. Eight different players scored, led by Joana Alves’ career-high 16 points.

• SU fell at Portland State, 68-43, on Nov. 24. Leilia Orji scored a career-high 11 points off the bench, while Kamira Sanders and Joana Alves added 11 points apiece.

• SU dropped a 67-51 decision at Hawai’i in the 2018 Bank of Hawai’i Classic on Nov. 18. Kamira Sanders scored 18 points in the contest at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Kamira Sanders was named Bank of Hawai’i Classic All-Tournament Team. She scored 30 points across two outings in the event.

• SU fell, 84-54, to Arizona in the first game of the 2018 Bank of Hawai’i Classic on Nov. 16. Delaney McCann scored a career-high 12 points in the contest.

• The Redhawks dropped a 65-58 contest to Northern Arizona on Nov. 9 at the Redhawk Center. Kamira Sanders scored a game-high 21 points, while Joana Alves posted career highs in points (15) and rebounds (11).

• For the second straight game, SU led late in the fourth period only to see its opponent rally to pull out a win.

• Junior Carla Bieg made her first career start and scored a career-high nine points against NAU.

• The Redhawks led Cal State Fullerton late in the fourth quarter on Nov. 6, but the Titans pulled out a 57-54 decision on opening night at the Redhawk Center.

Joana Alves scored a then-career-high 13 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures. Madeline Dopplick tallied 11 points, while Kamira Sanders and Delaney McCann added 10 points and six rebounds apiece.

Madeline Dopplick scored 19 points to lead SU to an exhibition win over Northwest University on Nov. 2. All nine active Redhawks scored in the contest at the Redhawk Center.

• Coach Suzy Barcomb is in her third season at SU. She has taken the Redhawks to a 33-35 record in her tenure. Seattle U advanced to the 2017 WAC Tournament Championship Game and then won the 2018 WAC Tournament. Barcomb is one of two active NCAA coaches to guide three different schools to the NCAA Tournament in Division I (SU), Division II (Cal State East Bay), and Division III (Puget Sound).

Kamira Sanders is back for her junior season after being named 2018 WAC Tournament MVP. The Redding, Calif., native won 2017 WAC Freshman of the Year honors.

Madeline Dopplick is the lone senior on this year’s roster. The native of Long Beach, Calif., led the Redhawks with 58 made three-pointers last season.

• SU has added two freshmen and a transfer for 2018-19 season. Courtney Murphy and Sarah Rahon will make up the rookie class, while Olivia Crawford will be eligible after transferring from the University of Hawai’i and sitting out the 2017-18 campaign.

• Seattle U was voted to take third in both the 2018-19 WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Media Poll. Kamira Sanders was selected All-WAC Preseason.

• Transfers Chinwe Ezeonu and Hailey Vice-Neat, along with freshman Georgia Kehoe, will sit out this season and be eligible for the 2019-20 season. Ezeonu is a Seattle native who transferred from San Jose State, while Vice-Neat joins SU from Boise State.