SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball tips off the 2019-20 regular season with a home game against Saint Martin’s on Wednesday night.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
• Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Pacific (7 p.m. Mountain)
• at Utah State (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
ABOUT THE GAME
• Seattle U (1-0) at Utah State (0-1)
• All-time series-Seattle U leads, 2-1
• Home-Seattle U leads, 1-0
• Away-Utah State leads, 1-0
• Neutral-Seattle U leads, 1-0
• Last meeting-Utah State won, 67-62, at Utah State (Feb. 2, 2013)
NEWS AND NOTES
• The Redhawks opened the regular season with a 91-81 win over Saint Martin’s on Nov. 6. Kamira Sanders scored a career-high 28 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures.
• Kamira Sanders scored 28 points in the win over Saint Martin’s on Nov. 6, eclipsing her previous career high of 24 points. The Redding, California, native, put up 24 against Grand Canyon on Jan. 17, 2017. The senior is now 28 points away from 1,000 in her career.
• Utah State lost, 70-64, to Portland on Thursday night. Hailey Bassett led four Aggies in double digits with 14 points and seven rebounds.
• USU was picked to finish eighth in the Mountain West Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Aggies won 17 games last season.
• Seattle U was voted to finish eighth in both the WAC preseason polls. Senior Kamira Sanders was named Preseason All-WAC First Team by the media and Preseason All-WAC Second Team by the coaches. Joana Alves picked up Preseason All-WAC honors from the coaches.
• Kamira Sanders scored 944 points in her first three seasons at Seattle U. She earned 2017 WAC Freshman of the Year and 2018 WAC Tournament MVP and will look to cap her career with a strong senior campaign.
• Joana Alves was a 2018 All-WAC Second Team selection after a stellar junior season. She averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 2018-19.
• Coach Suzy Barcomb is in her fourth season at Seattle U. She is one of two active NCAA coaches to have taken a team to the NCAA Tournament in all three division levels. NC State’s Wes Moore is the only other coach to accomplish the feat.
• Freshman Raneem Elbarky is one of just five Egpytian-born players in Division I women’s basketball this season.