Santa Clara hoops fans who travel to the annual WCC Basketball Championships will get a chance to take in some new scenery for the next two years as the tournament moves to the Northwest for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. The 2006 event will take place March 2-6 in the new McCarthy Center at Gonzaga University, while the 2007 tourney will be held at the University of Portland. This March, the men’s and women’s tournaments will maintain the same formats as the 2005 event, which was held at Santa Clara’s Leavey Center. Tickets for Bronco fans will be sold through the SCU Athletic Ticket Office at 408-554-4660 or online at www.santaclarabroncos.com.
In March, the SCU women’s basketball team beat Gonzaga 77-66, snapping the nation’s longest winning streak and winning the West Coast Conference tournament. Michelle Cozad scored 22 points, Ashley Graham had 17 points, and Quinn Thomas added 14 points. It is the Broncos’ third WCC title and first since 1998.