2015–16 Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team

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2015–16 Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball
Gonzaga Bulldogs wordmark.svg
WNIT, Second Round
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
2015–16 record19–14 (10–8 WCC)
Head coachLisa Fortier (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Jordan Green
  • Stacy Clinesmith
  • Craig Fortier
Home arenaMcCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
2015–16 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
BYU 16 2   .889     26 7   .788
Saint Mary's 14 4   .778     24 8   .750
San Diego 13 5   .722     24 8   .750
Santa Clara 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
Gonzaga 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
San Francisco 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Pacific 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
Loyola Marymount 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
Pepperdine 2 16   .111     7 24   .226
Portland 1 17   .056     3 27   .100
Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015–16 Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team represents Gonzaga University in the 2015–16 college basketball season. The Bulldogs (also informally referred to as the "Zags"), members of the West Coast Conference. The Bulldogs were led by second year head coach Lisa Fortier. The Zags play their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center on the university campus in Spokane, Washington. They finished the season 19–14, 10–8 in WCC play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WCC Women's Basketball Tournament to Santa Clara. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated UC Riverside in the first round before losing to Utah in the second round.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 1 Chelsea Waters 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Lewiston Lewiston, ID
G 4 Makenlee Williams (I) Current redshirt 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Sr Syrause
Utah State
Syracuse, UT
G 5 Georgia Stirton 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Waverly Falcons
North Idaho College
Melbourne, Australia
G 10 Zhane Templeton 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr South Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
G 11 Laura Stockton 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
C 12 Emma Wolfram Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS So South Kamloops Kamloops, BC
F 13 Jill Barta 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS Fr Fairfield Fairfield, MT
G 14 Emma Stach 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Avides Hurricanes Buchholz, Germany
G 20 Kacie Bosch 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Chinook Lethbridge, AB
F 22 Shaniqua Nilles 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Sr West Valley Spokane, WA
F 23 Kiara Kudron Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Huron High School New Boston, MI
G 30 Chandler Smith (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Brewster
Nebraska
Brewster, WA
G 31 Elle Tinkle Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Big Sky Missoula, MT
G 32 Melissa Holland (W) 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Sacred Heart Preparatory Atherton, CA
F 33 Zykera Rice 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Clover Park Lakewood, WA
C 44 Shelby Cheslek 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Sr Pullman Pullman, WA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2015*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Carroll (Montana) W 64–31 
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,405)
Spokane, WA
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Air Force W 88–35  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,574)
Spokane, WA
11/15/2015*
1:00 PM, SWX
No. 16 Stanford L 48–65  1–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/19/2015*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Eastern Washington W 78–56  2–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,439)
Spokane, WA
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
West Virginia
Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
W 62–57  3–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,509)
Spokane, WA
11/23/2015*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Grand Canyon
Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
W 70–44  4–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,222)
Spokane, WA
11/24/2015*
6:00 PM, SWX
USC
Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
L 56–60  4–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,154)
Spokane, WA
11/29/2015*
11:00 AM, ESPN3
vs. North Carolina
Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
L 62–67  4–3
Mohegan Sun Arena 
Uncasville, CT
12/03/2015*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Wyoming W 61–57 OT 5–3
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,212)
Spokane, WA
12/06/2015*
2:00 PM, SWX
Montana State W 65–52  6–3
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/08/2015*
6:00 PM, P12N
at Washington State L 48–55  6–4
Beasley Coliseum (1,302)
Pullman, WA
12/11/2015*
4:00 PM, TWCS OH
at Dayton W 57–47  7–4
UD Arena (2,533)
Dayton, OH
12/13/2015*
11:00 AM, PLN
at Colgate W 80–50  8–4
Cotterell Court (522)
Hamilton, NY
WCC regular season
12/21/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pepperdine W 74–57  9–4
(1–0)
Firestone Fieldhouse (201)
Malibu, CA
12/23/2015
1:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Loyola Marymount W 66–59  10–4
(2–0)
Gersten Pavilion (401)
Los Angeles, CA
12/31/2015
5:00 PM, TheW.tv
San Francisco W 68–47  11–4
(3–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,733)
Spokane, WA
01/02/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
Santa Clara W 53–44  12–4
(4–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/09/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Portland W 71–63  13–4
(5–0)
Chiles Center (395)
Portland, OR
01/14/2016
6:00 PM, BYUtv
at BYU L 54–58  13–5
(5–1)
Marriott Center (1,235)
Provo, UT
01/16/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
at San Diego L 54–63  13–6
(5–2)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (652)
San Diego, CA
01/21/2016
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Saint Mary's L 68–69  13–7
(5–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,593)
Spokane, WA
01/23/2016
2:00 PM, SWX
Pacific W 68–61  14–7
(6–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,503)
Spokane, WA
01/28/2016
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Santa Clara L 64–71  14–8
(6–4)
Leavey Center (400)
Santa Clara, CA
01/30/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
at San Francisco L 52–71  14–9
(6–5)
War Memorial Gymnasium (567)
San Francisco, CA
02/04/2016
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Loyola Marymount W 83–68  15–9
(7–5)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,127)
Spokane, WA
02/06/2016
2:00 PM, SWX
Pepperdine W 56–39  16–9
(8–5)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/13/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
Portland W 86–51  17–9
(9–5)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,559)
Spokane, WA
02/18/2016
6:30 PM, TheW.tv
at Saint Mary's L 47–66  17–10
(9–6)
McKeon Pavilion (405)
Moraga, CA
02/20/2016
2:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pacific L 83–84 OT 17–11
(9–7)
Alex G. Spanos Center (692)
Stockton, CA
02/25/2016
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
San Diego L 57–58  17–12
(9–8)
McCarthey Athletic Center (5,630)
Spokane, WA
02/27/2016
2:00 PM, SWX
BYU W 73–55  18–12
(10–8)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
WCC Women's Tournament
03/03/2016
8:00 PM, BYUtv
vs. Santa Clara
Quarterfinals
L 58–59  18–13
Orleans Arena (6,071)
Paradise, NV
WNIT
03/17/2016*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
UC Riverside
First Round
W 88–54  19–13
McCarthey Athletic Center (1,309)
Spokane, WA
03/21/2016*
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Utah
Second Round
L 77–92  19–14
McCarthey Athletic Center (3,000)
Spokane, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Rankings[edit]

2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
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Coaches RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Legend
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  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

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