Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Sixteen, here come the Zags!

The Gonzaga Bulldogs Women's Basketball team has been dominant all season in the WCC. Tonight, they clinched their first trip to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in school history.

SEATTLE -- Twenty minutes in December made Gonzaga fearless in March. No one more so than Vivian Frieson.

And because of Frieson, the Bulldogs are headed to the regional semifinals and Texas A&M is going home, ending the Aggies' dream of a Final Four trip three hours from campus.

Gonzaga's do-everything senior scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 12-footer with 17 seconds left, to lead seventh-seeded Gonzaga to a 72-71 upset win over second-seeded Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament.

That little Jesuit school from Spokane is making tournament noise again. But move over guys, it's the ladies' turn now.

"It means the world to me. Me and Heather [Bowman] have been a part of a lot of firsts here at this university," said Frieson, who added nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks. "It felt great to go to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2007. It felt great to win our first game last year against Xavier and it feels even better to go to the Sweet 16."

Better get your season tickets now, I have a feeling seats are going to start becoming VERY tough to find next year. 

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