Dayton women draw strong opponent in first round of Gulf Coast Showcase

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

Dayton players stand for the national anthem before a game against Colgate on Nov. 9, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton players stand for the national anthem before a game against Colgate on Nov. 9, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team will play Gonzaga in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 29.

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The bracket for the tournament at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla., was announced Wednesday.

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Dayton will play Middle Tennessee State or Auburn in the semifinals or consolation round on Nov. 30. The possible opponents for Dayton in its third game Dec. 1 are Arizona State, Maine, Drake and Purdue.

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Gonzaga finished 29-5 last season and ranked 18th in the final Associated Press poll. This will be the fourth time Dayton has played Gonzaga. The Bulldogs have won each meeting. They last played in 2015 with Gonzaga winning 57-47 at UD Arena.

Dayton last played in the Gulf Coast Showcase in 2015, beating Maine and Louisville and losing to Stanford.