With the longest playoff streak in WNBA history (tied with the L.A. Sparks), we know a thing or two about the postseason. So it’s exciting to see both local college hoops teams continuing their campaigns.
The Washington Huskies, who went 17-13 during Kevin McGuff’s first year as head coach, were selected for the WNIT and host Cal Poly tonight at 7 p.m. at Alaska Airlines Arena. The high-scoring Mustangs are led by forward Kristina Santiago, a two-time Big West Player of the Year who averages 22.3 points (good for sixth in D-I) and 10.1 rebounds per game. The winner of tonight’s game will move on to face the winner of Utah and Utah State in the next round.
The Seattle University Redhawks are the school’s first program to participate in a national postseason tournament since Seattle U began the reclassification process to D-I in 2006. Proven Head Coach Joan Bonvicini led the Redhawks to a breakthrough 18-11 record in her third year at the helm, earning Seattle U a spot in the Women’s Basketball Invitational. The Redhawks host North Dakota on Thursday at 7 p.m., and arrive early for a chalk talk/scouting report featuring Seattle U assistant and former Storm player Kristen O’Neill at 6:25.