After earning their first weekend sweep since Jan. 22-24, 2015, Seattle University women’s basketball (8-9, 2-0 WAC) heads to Bakersfield, Calif. to face the Roadrunners in the teams’ first of two conference meetings this season. The game will be streamed live and links to both video and live stats are on the women’s basketball schedule page at GoSeattleU.com.

Bonvicini Earns 700th Career Win: Joan Bonvicini won her 700th career game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, a 59-45 win vs. Chicago State in Seattle. With the win, Bonvicini became just the 17th Division I women’s basketball coach, 22nd across all divisions, to reach this historic milestone. She is also currently 10th on the Division I active women’s basketball coaches list by wins.

Scouting CSU Bakersfield (4-13, 1-1 WAC): After finishing second in league standings last season, Bakersfield started this season dropping 10 of their first 11 contests, picking up an overtime victory vs. San Jose State, 90-88, at home on Nov. 22. Mid to late December non-conference wins also came against Cal Poly and UC Irvine before going 1-1 in to start conference last weekend, defeating Chicago State but falling to UMKC. Batabe Zempare is the team leader in both scoring (11.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.2) for the Roadrunners.

Welcome Home: 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 played their first game back home vs. Boise State on Dec. 19. The interior is currently finished while the exterior portion of the project is set to be completed in late January or early 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. This season, the honorees are as follows: Anita Crawford-Willis, Marvena Kemp, Marilyn Sheldon, Lisa Brummel, and Phyllis Campbell.

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.

ASN Broadcast/Connolly Grand Opening: 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 and will also hold the Grand Opening for the newly renovated Connolly Complex.
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