Head coach Joan Bonvicini picked up her 697th career win at Portland State on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. After the Redhawks have played their first three “home” games away from the Connolly Complex, they return to their true home following significant renovation to the North Court. As external construction is still ongoing until mid to late January, fans are encouraged to follow signage going into and throughout the building.

Bonvicini Approaches 700th Career Win: Joan Bonvicini has 697 career wins  going into this weekend and is currently 10th on the wins list for Division I active women’s basketball head coaches. She looks to pick up her 700th career win in 2015-16.

Scouting Boise State (5-4): Boise State leads the all time series, 6-3, but the Redhawks won the teams’ most recent meeting, an 89-80 win on Dec. 4, 2011 in Boise. The Broncos are led by Brooke Pahukoa in scoring (13.4 ppg) with Shalen Shaw (12.1 ppg) following closely behind. Shaw also has posted a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. Boise State’s 43.7 percent shooting ranks first in the Mountain West. A season ago, the Broncos won the Mountain West title and played Tennessee close but ultimately lost, 72-61, in the first round.

Scouting UC Riverside (5-5 as of 12/17): The Highlanders have a meeting with Washington on Friday before facing Seattle U on Monday. Of note, UC Riverside also defeated SU’s fellow WAC foe, CSU Bakersfield, 81-61, on Dec. 12. The Highlanders have had a tough non-conference schedule, with back-to-back games vs. ranked opponents (At No. 21 Cal and No. 7 Oregon State on Nov. 20 and 22). UC Riverside is led in scoring by Brittany Crain (18.7 ppg) followed closely behind by Rejane Verin (16.9 ppg) and Annelise Ito (13.4 ppg). The Redhawks and Highlanders have each won one game apiece in the series, with Seattle U winning the last meeting (Feb. 26, 2012) in Seattle, 64-42.

New Connolly Center: The Connolly Center, now known as the Connolly Complex, recently received a face lift and renovation throughout the offseason and to start the 2015-16 season. After hosting their first three “home” games on the road, Seattle U plays their first game back home vs. Boise State on Dec. 19. The interior is finished for this game while the exterior portion of the project is set to be completed in mid to late January.

Matzke to Join SU Hall of Fame: Mandy Matzke (1996-2000), Seattle U’s ninth all-time leading scorer (1,258) and eighth all-time leading rebounding (685) is being inducted into the Seattle U Hall of Fame in spring 2016 as part of homecoming weekend in February.

Play4Kay Game: The team’s annual Play4Kay game will be Feb. 20 vs. reigning WAC champions New Mexico State. The team has a goal of raising $2,016 and their donation site is located at www.play4kay.org/suwbb. Stay tuned as the date nears for more details.

Women in Leadership Game on Jan. 30: Seattle U women’s basketball is set to host their second annual Women in Leadership game on Saturday, Jan. 30 vs. Grand Canyon. The now annual tradition welcomes and celebrates five accomplished women from the Seattle community and will also involve the past year’s honorees. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s honorees.

ASN Broadcast: The American Sports Network will televise nationally from the Connolly Complex on Saturday, Feb. 20, a game now set for 7pm PT. In the matchup, Seattle U will host NM State, last year’s WAC tournament champions.

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