Seattle U (8-10, 2-1 WAC) continues their road swing at NM State on Thursday, Jan. 21 and UTRGV, formerly UTPA, on Saturday, Jan. 23. The Redhawks currently are tied for third with CSU Bakersfield in league standings with both of this weekend’s opponents tied for first. Both contests this week will be broadcast on the WAC Digital Network, free online at www.wacsports.com/live or on iPhone/tablet through the WAC Digital Network app.

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 NM State (15-3, 4-0 WAC): Through the first two weekends of conference play, NM State sits on top of league standings, looking to defend their WAC title from a season ago. The Aggies opened the season on a six-game winning streak and have now won nine of their last 10. NMSU returns top scorers Sasha Weber (13.1 ppg) and 2015 WAC Player of the Year Brianna Freeman (10.3 ppg). In the all-time series, the Aggies and Redhawks are tied, 4-4.

Scouting UTRGV (12-7, 4-0 WAC): This will be the first meeting between Seattle U and UTRGV, who recently combined with UT Brownsville and became the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Currently on a four-game winning streak, UTRGV sits in second place in league standings, just behind NM State and just ahead of the Redhawks. Shawnte’ Goff leads the team in scoring (14.7), followed closely by Mary Savoy (11.7 ppg). The all-time series between the Vaqueros, previously the Broncs, and the Redhawks is tied, 2-2.

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. Well-known local reporter Jen Mueller will be hosting a Q&A with the honorees at a postgame reception, also at the Connolly Center.

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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