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SEATTLE – (March 6) Seattle University women’s basketball takes on UMKC in the first round of the WAC Championship Wednesday night. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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ABOUT THE GAME

  • No. 4 Seattle U (15-14, 9-5 WAC) vs. No. 5 Kansas City (11-18, 7-7 WAC)
  • All-time series-Seattle U leads, 9-4
  • Home-Seattle U leads, 5-1
  • Away-Utah Valley leads, 3-2
  • Neutral-Seattle U leads, 2-0
  • Last meeting-SU won, 77-75, at the Lockhart Arena (Feb. 3, 2018)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • SU closed the regular season with an emphatic 83-53 win over Utah Valley on March 3. The Redhawks celebrated senior day as 10 different players scored. Alexis Montgomery recorded her second triple-double of the season, posting 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. She became the first player in WAC history to tally multiple triple-doubles.
  • The Redhawks earned the fourth seed in the WAC Championship and will play UMKC in the first round. SU beat the ‘Roos, 62-58, and 66-62, during the regular season. The winner will take on the winner of the No. 1 New Mexico State/No. 8 Chicago State contest in a semifinal Friday afternoon.
  • Alexis Montgomery was named All-WAC First Team for the second straight year. The senior led the WAC in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, and triple-doubles this season. Montgomery also picked up All-Defensive Team honors for the second consecutive season.
  • Kallin Spiller earned WAC Freshman of the Year and was a member of the league’s all-newcomer team. The Seattle native averaged 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game in WAC action this season. SU is the first school in WAC history to have repeat winners in the freshman of the year category, as Kamira Sanders claimed the award last season.
  • Jacinta Beckley capped her senior season by being chosen All-WAC Second Team. She averaged 13.3 points and made a team-high 47 three-pointers during the regular season.
  • Following her performance against Utah Valley, Alexis Montgomery notched her sixth WAC Player of the Week honor of the season. She is the first player in the 27-year history of the WAC to take six weekly conference awards.
  • Alexis Montgomery posted the first triple-double in SU’s Division I program history in a 66-62 win over Kansas City on Feb. 8. The senior put up 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists to notch the first triple-double by a WAC player since March 4, 2006. It is just the fifth triple-double in WAC history.
  • Joana Alves scored a career-high 12 points in the win over UMKC. The sophomore converted 6-6 free throws to contribute off the bench.
  • SU won, 62-58, at Kansas City on Jan. 13. It entered the fourth quarter trailing, 42-39, but outscored the Roos, 23-16, to come away with its second road win of the weekend.
  • Jacinta Beckley led with 18 points, including 10 in the fourth period, to go with six rebounds and three blocks.
  • Last season, the Redhawks advanced to the WAC Championship Game. They beat Chicago State and Utah Valley before falling to New Mexico State in the finals.
  • Kansas City knocked off UTRGV in the first round of last year’s WAC Championship. The ‘Roos then lost to eventual champion NM State.
  • Seattle U knocked off WAC-leading CSU Bakersfield, 64-56, on Feb. 24 at the Connolly Complex. Alexis Montgomery and Jacinta Beckley both tallied double-doubles as the Redhawks snapped the ‘Runners’ eight-game winning streak.
  • Alexis Montgomery has had a standout senior season, as the native of Beaverton, Ore., is one of three Division I players to lead their team in scoring, rebounding, and assists last season that are doing so again in 2017-18. She also leads the Redhawks in blocks and is one steal behind Kamira Sanders for the team lead this season.
  • Kansas City wrapped up the regular season with a 59-47 win at Chicago State, securing the fifth seed in the WAC Championship.
  • Aries Washington and Samantha Waldron were both selected All-WAC Second Team. Washington put up 17.3 points per game, while Waldron averaged 12.3 points, hitting a WAC-high 79 threes on the season.
  • SU suffered a 64-57 setback to Grand Canyon on Feb. 22. Alexis Montgomery tallied her 15th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Nine different Redhawks scored in the contest.
  • The Redhawks dropped a 64-53 decision at New Mexico State on Feb. 18. Alexis Montgomery led with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Kallin Spiller recorded 10 points and a career-high 15 boards in the contest. Montgomery has 14 double-doubles on the season and Spiller has claimed three.
  • SU fell, 69-67 in overtime, at UTRGV on Feb. 15. Five Redhawks scored in double figures, but Seattle U dropped its second OT contest of the season.
  • Kamira Sanders led with 13 points, while Jacinta Beckley, Madeline Dopplick, Alexis Montgomery, and McKenzi Williams each put up 11 points. Kallin added eight points and nine boards.
  • Seattle U beat Chicago State, 72-60, to claim its seventh win in eight outings on Feb. 10. Jacinta Beckley scored 23 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures. The Redhawks outrebounded the Cougars, 42-25, in the contest.
  • McKenzi Williams scored a career-high 12 points in the win over Chicago State. The freshman made 4-7 field goals and hit all four of her free throws in the outing.
  • Alexis Montgomery was named WAC Player of the Week for the second straight week and the fifth time this season on Feb. 12. The senior is the first player to win five WAC weekly awards in a season since Adrienne Johnson of Louisiana Tech achieved the feat in the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Alexis Montgomery made a 15-foot jumper with 1.6 seconds left to lift SU to a 77-75 win at Utah Valley on Feb. 3. The shot is the latest go-ahead basket in Seattle U’s Division I history.
  • Alexis Montgomery nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 points, a career-high 12 assists, and nine rebounds at UVU on Feb. 3. It marked the senior’s 11th double-double of the season.
  • Ashlyn Lewey scored a season-high 19 points at Utah Valley on Feb. 3. She made 5-7 three-pointers, good for a new career high in made treys.
  • The Redhawks fell behind early and never caught CSU Bakersfield in a 75-68 decision on Jan. 27. Alexis Montgomery scored 28 points, making 15-15 free throws, to lead SU. She moved into eighth on the career scoring list, passing Ashley Ward. Montgomery now has 1,347 career points.
  • Montgomery’s 15 made free throws are the most by a Redhawk in a single game since Nov. 11, 2012, when Ashley Ward hit 16 foul shots.
  • Seattle U made the second-biggest comeback in Division I program history to rally past Chicago State, 63-56, Thursday night. The Redhawks trailed, 47-30, with 1:42 left in the third period before outscoring the Cougars, 28-8, in the fourth quarter.
  • Alexis Montgomery posted 26 points and seven rebounds, while Kallin Spiller contributed 13 points and six boards. The duo made 6-7 field goal attempts in the fourth frame.
  • SU shot 8-13 in the fourth and held CSU to 2-13 field-goal shooting in the final 10 minutes.
  • Through 25 games this season, Seattle U has outscored its opponents, 533-445, in the fourth period. It has a plus-3.7 margin in fourth quarters this season, tops in the WAC.
  • SU won its fourth straight game with a 64-56 win over UTRGV on Jan. 20. SU held the Vaqueros to 30.5 percent field-goal shooting, a season low for opponent accuracy.
  • In its four-game streak, Seattle U put together its four best defensive performances, by points allowed, this season. It has given up 56, 56, 58, and 59 points in the string.
  • SU took down New Mexico State, 69-59 on Jan. 18, handing the Aggies their first WAC loss of the season. Jacinta Beckley scored 25 points and Alexis Montgomery tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
  • SU’s win snapped NM State’s 21-game WAC winning streak and marked the Redhawks’ first win over the Aggies in four years.
  • SU fell, 74-63, at Grand Canyon on Jan. 6. Four Redhawks scored in double figures, led by Kamira Sanders and Kallin Spiller, who both put up 16 points. Alexis Montgomery scored 14 and Jacinta Beckley added 10 points in the WAC opener.
  • The Redhawks dropped a 67-62 decision at CSUN to close non-conference action on Dec. 30. Alexis Montgomery tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season and seventh in her last eight games.
  • SU wrapped up non-conference play with the highest RPI among WAC programs (202) despite playing the second-hardest schedule by opponent win percentage (.506) in the conference.
  • Seattle U fell, 84-79, to UC Irvine on Dec. 22 at the Connolly Complex. Alexis Montgomery scored 28 points in the setback.
  • SU took Washington to overtime on Dec. 20, but the Huskies escaped with an 84-76 victory at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Redhawks outscored UW, 23-12, in the fourth quarter to make up an 11-point deficit and force OT.
  • Alexis Montgomery recorded her sixth consecutive double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds at Washington. She also claimed a career-high six steals.
  • Kallin Spiller logged her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 boards at UW.
  • Seattle U pushed Pacific in an 85-73 setback on Dec. 17 at the Connolly Complex. Alexis Montgomery posted her fifth straight double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Alexis Montgomery earned her second WAC Player of the Week award for the period ending Dec. 17. In three games, the senior logged three double-doubles, leading SU to a 2-1 week. It is her fourth career WAC weekly honor.
  • Seattle U took a 68-60 win at Idaho on Friday night. The Redhawks allowed a season-low point total and held the Vandals to 30.9 percent field goal shooting in the contest.
  • Alexis Montgomery worked through first-half foul trouble to earn her fourth straight double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds). She has six double-doubles this season.
  • Kallin Spiller scored a career-high 14 points, including five points in the final three minutes to clinch the decision.
  • Jacinta Beckley pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds in the win at Idaho.
  • Seattle U went 2-0 on its road trip to Montana and Idaho. The Redhawks won both sides of a California road trip Nov. 17-19. That swing marked SU’s first 2-0 road trip since Dec. 19-20, 2007.
  • SU outscored Montana, 27-14, in the fourth quarter on its way to a 78-64 win at Dahlberg Arena on Dec. 13. The Redhawks shot 61.8 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter and held the Lady Griz to 27.5 percent shooting in the frame.
  • Alexis Montgomery posted 22 points and 11 rebounds for her third straight double-double in the win at Montana. She hit a career-high five three-pointers and now has five double-doubles this season.
  • Jacinta Beckley made a career-high five threes on her way to 17 points at Montana. She leads the WAC in three-point field goal percentage at 44.2 percent this season.
  • Kamira Sanders compiled 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists at Montana. Five of her assists led to SU three-pointers.
  • The Redhawks fell, 74-65, to Nevada on Dec. 9 at the Connolly Complex. Alexis Montgomery compiled 23 points and 12 rebounds for her second straight double-double and fourth of the season.
  • Seattle U claimed an impressive 80-73 win over San Diego on Dec. 2. Jacinta Beckley scored a career-high 22 points to lead four Redhawks in double figures in the home win.
  • SU shot a season-high 56.4 percent from the field in the game, including 10-16 in the fourth quarter.
  • Alexis Montgomery earned WAC Player of the Week honors for the period ending Dec. 3. She notched 18 points and 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season in the win over USD on Dec. 2. It is Montgomery’s third career WAC weekly award.
  • SU dropped an 87-67 decision at No. 24 Cal Nov. 30. The Redhawks played the Bears to a draw in the second half, scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter at the Haas Pavilion.
  • Alexis Montgomery scored 26 points at Cal, pushing her over the 1,000-point mark for her career. She is the 17th player in program history to achieve the feat.
  • Freshmen McKenzi Williams and Kallin Spiller made their first career starts at Cal Nov. 30. Williams scored nine points, hitting the first three three-pointers of her career. Spiller added four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
  • Seattle U took a 79-53 defeat at the hands of unbeaten UC Davis on Nov. 26. Jacinta Beckley scored 15 points, while Alexis Montgomery compiled 12 points and 9 rebounds.
  • SU won a 91-77 contest with Portland State on Nov. 22. The point total is the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 4, 2013, when SU lost, 105-100, to Oregon. The 91 points represent the most by Seattle U in a win since Dec. 17, 2010, when SU beat Sacramento State, 92-82. The last time the Redhawks scored more than 91 points at the Connolly Complex was on Dec. 28, 2008, when Seattle U defeated Cascade College, 102-28.
  • In the win over Portland State, Alexis Montgomery put up 25 points and 13 rebounds for her 13th career double-double. It marked second such effort of the season.
  • Kamira Sanders recorded 16 points and a career-high nine assists against PSU. The sophomore dished out an assist on seven Redhawk three-pointers.
  • Against Portland State, Jacinta Beckley scored a then-career-high 20 points and tied a personal best with eight rebounds.
  • Seattle U logged season highs in points (91), made field goals (38), field goal attempts (78), field goal percentage (.487), made threes (12), three-point field goal percentage (.500), rebounds (47), and assists (21) in victory over Portland State.
  • The Redhawks made the largest comeback in Division I program history on Nov. 17, rallying from a 21-point deficit to win, 77-71, at UC Santa Barbara. They outscored UCSB, 32-11, in the fourth quarter and ended the contest on a 10-0 run.
  • Kamira Sanders was named WAC Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 19. She led SU with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals at UCSB on Nov. 17. Sanders followed with 14 points, five assists, and four steals in the win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19.
  • Kamira Sanders recorded 21 points, including 13 in the fourth period, on 8-10 field-goal shooting against UCSB. She tied a career high with nine rebounds and set a new personal best with six assists in the win.
  • Against UCSB, Alexis Montgomery logged a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. She now has 12 career double-doubles as a Redhawk.
  • In a 65-62 win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19, SU had three players in double figures and two other players with nine points.
  • SU dropped a 73-58 setback to Hawaii on Nov. 12. Alexis Montgomery and Kamira Sanders both scored in double figures in the contest.
  • In the season opener, the Redhawks fell to Idaho State, 74-69, on Nov. 10 Alexis Montgomery scored a career-high 31 points in the setback.
  • SU scored 45 points in the first half against Idaho State, the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 15, 2015, when Seattle U dropped 46 in the first 20 minutes against Portland State.
  • Alexis Montgomery’s 31 points on Nov. 10 are the most by a Redhawk since Chelcie Morrison scored 35 points against Montana State Billings on Feb. 16, 2008.
  • Kamira Sanders tied a career high with nine rebounds against Idaho State. She pulled down nine boards last season against CSUN on Dec. 29, 2016.
  • Alexis Montgomery is the WAC Preseason Player of the Year. She earned All-WAC First Team honors after leading Seattle U in points, rebounds, and assists last season.
  • SU was voted to finish second in the WAC preseason media poll and third in the WAC preseason coaches’ poll.
  • Kamira Sanders returns after winning WAC Freshman of the Year last season. She paced conference rookies in points, assists, steals, and minutes played in 2015-16.
  • Coach Suzy Barcomb took Seattle U from a predicted seventh-place finish to the WAC Championship game last season. In her first season at SU, Barcomb guided the Redhawks to a WNIT appearance for the second time in program history.
  • SU features six newcomers this season, with five freshmen and one junior transfer joining the roster.
  • Jacie Hoyt is in her first season as UMKC’s head coach. She had previously been an assistant coach at Kansas State.
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