2016-17 Santa Clara Women's Basketball Schedule
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference released its women's basketball league schedule today. Conference play opens Dec. 29 and wraps-up Feb. 25 for the Broncos in their first season under head coach Bill Carr. The WCC tournament will be at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas March 2-7.
The nonconference schedule will be released in the near future.
The Broncos kick-off the 2016-17 conference season with big challenge right out of the gate. On Dec. 29 they host last season's regular season champion BYU. Two days later they play at WCC Tournament champion San Francisco.
Three of the next four games are at home but from Jan. 19-28 Santa Clara will play four straight road games. They then come home for four consecutive games from Feb. 2-11.
After three straight road games, the regular season ends Feb. 25 with senior day against Saint Mary's.
Santa Clara finished in a tie for third last season in the WCC, the No. 8 RPI conference in the country, and tied a program record with 13 conference wins. The only other time Santa Clara had won 13 league games was in 1990-91 when the Broncos won the conference.
The Broncos were rewarded with their first postseason appearance in 10 years as they earned a bid to the WNIT.
Santa Clara put an end to some long losing streaks against WCC opponents last year. The Broncos 71-64 victory over Gonzaga on Jan. 28 snapped a 20-game losing streak to the Zags. They then beat the Bulldogs 59-58 in the WCC tournament. It was the first time Santa Clara beat Gonzaga twice in a season since 2002-03.
The Broncos also snapped a 10-game losing streak to San Diego with their 61-47 win on Feb. 11. The last time the Broncos were able to beat San Diego was a 62-57 home win on Jan. 13, 2011. The last road win (67-63) was on Jan. 28, 2006.
February 28, 2017 Three Women's Basketball Players Named to All-WCC Teams
February 27, 2017 Nici Gilday Signs Professional Contract in Australia
February 27, 2017 Women's Basketball Seeded No. 6 in WCC Tournament
February 25, 2017 Women's Basketball Falls to Saint Mary's on Senior Day
February 24, 2017 Women's Basketball Hosts Saint Mary's for Senior Day
February 23, 2017 Women's Basketball Defeats Pacific 61-51 on the Road
February 21, 2017 Parkinson Named WCC All-Academic; Bertholdt, Flor Honorable Mention
February 21, 2017 Women's Basketball Plays Final Road Game Thursday at Pacific
February 18, 2017 Last Second Basket Sinks Women's Basketball at San Diego
February 17, 2017 Trip to San Diego on Tap for Women's Basketball Saturday
February 16, 2017 Women's Basketball Posts Convincing Road Win at Pepperdine
February 14, 2017 Final Road Trip for Women's Basketball Begins Thursday at Pepperdine
February 13, 2017 Women's Basketball to Host Alumni Day Feb. 25
February 11, 2017 Women's Basketball Rolls by Pacific 68-51
February 10, 2017 Women's Basketball Concludes Homestand with Pacific Saturday
February 9, 2017 Balanced Attack Leads Women's Basketball Past San Francisco
February 7, 2017 Women's Basketball Welcomes San Francisco to Leavey
February 4, 2017 Comeback Comes Up Just Short for Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga
February 2, 2017 Women's Basketball Tops Portland 68-56 Behind Pair of Double-Doubles
January 30, 2017 Sign-Up for Santa Clara Women's Basketball Camps
January 24, 2017 Women's Basketball Travels to Provo for Matchup with BYU
January 21, 2017 Women's Basketball Can't Complete Sweep of LMU
January 20, 2017 Women's Basketball Goes for Season Sweep of LMU
January 19, 2017 Women's Basketball Falls in Defensive Struggle at Gonzaga
January 17, 2017 Women's Basketball Looks To Make It Three in a Row Against Gonzaga
January 14, 2017 Fast Start Leads Women's Basketball Past Pepperdine 61-40
January 13, 2017 Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker to San Diego
January 13, 2017 Women's Basketball Back in Action vs. Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
January 10, 2017 Women's Basketball Looks To Continue Winning Ways vs. San Diego
January 9, 2017 Parkinson Named West Coast Conference Player of the Week
January 7, 2017 Women's Basketball Overcomes Slow Start to Hold Off LMU
January 5, 2017 Women's Basketball Flies by Pilots on the Road
January 3, 2017 Women's Basketball Continues WCC Action at Portland
December 31, 2016 Women's Basketball Loses Overtime Heartbreaker at USF
December 30, 2016 Women's Basketball Travels Up the Road to San Francisco
December 29, 2016 Women's Basketball Wins 64-63 Thriller Over BYU in WCC Opener
December 21, 2016 Women's Basketball Never Trails in 60-46 Victory Over New Mexico State
December 20, 2016 Cold Shooting Costs Women's Basketball Against No. 21 South Florida
December 19, 2016 Late Run Not Enough for Women's Basketball Against Oklahoma State
December 18, 2016 Women's Basketball Faces Oklahoma State in Las Vegas Monday
December 17, 2016 Foul Trouble Hurts Women's Basketball Against Northwestern
December 15, 2016 Nonconference Home Action Wraps Up for Women's Basketball Saturday
December 11, 2016 Women's Basketball Blows Past UC Santa Cruz 85-39
December 6, 2016 Women's Basketball Returns Home To Face UC Santa Cruz Sunday
November 30, 2016 Pair of Double-Doubles Lead Women's Basketball Past UC Santa Barbara
November 28, 2016 Road Trip Concludes for Women's Basketball Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara
November 26, 2016 Women's Basketball Falls Against Montana State
November 25, 2016 Women's Basketball Holds Off Late Run To Top Marquette 65-62
November 15, 2016 Berry's Career Night Not Enough for Women's Basketball at Cal
November 15, 2016 Women's Basketball Faces Local Rival San Jose State Sunday
November 12, 2016 Women's Basketball Announces Two Signings for 2017-18
November 12, 2016 Trip Across the Bay on Tap for Women's Basketball
November 11, 2016 Huge Comeback Lifts Women's Basketball Over Idaho State in Season Opener
November 9, 2016 Regular Season Opens for Women's Basketball Friday
November 4, 2016 Basketball Exhibition Doubleheader Set for Saturday
November 3, 2016 Women's Basketball Starts 2016-17 with Convincing Exhibition Win
October 31, 2016 Bertholdt, Parkinson Named Preseason All-WCC
October 31, 2016 Women's Basketball Opens Season with Exhibition Wednesday
October 20, 2016 Women's Basketball Season Tickets Available
October 7, 2016 Women's Basketball Opens Practice for 2016-17 Season
September 2, 2016 Women's Basketball Releases 2016-17 Nonconference Schedule