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How Sweet It Is: Gustavus Women’s Basketball Advances With NCAA Tournament Win Over UW-Whitewater

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball team turned in a record-setting performance on Saturday night in Whitewater, Wis., defeating the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 74-60 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Mikayla Miller (Sr., Goodhue, Minn.) became the Golden Gusties' all-time leader in career points scored with 1,792.

Early Lead Fades Away As Women’s Basketball Falls In MIAC Championship Game

The Gustavus women’s basketball team was unable to upend league champion St. Thomas Saturday in the MIAC playoff title game, losing 62-56. The Gusties led after the first quarter, but seven unanswered points in the second quarter gave the Tommies the advantage for good as they secured an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Gustavus will wait to see if it receives an at-large bid when the NCAA announces the championship field Monday afternoon.

Women’s Basketball Advances To MIAC Title Game, Upsets Saint Ben’s 61-53

For the first time in program history, the Gustavus women’s basketball team won a MIAC playoff game on the road, upsetting No. 2 seed Saint Benedict 61-53 Thursday to punch its ticket to the conference championship game for the second straight year.

Dominant Defense Guides Women’s Hoops To 65-38 Win Over St. Kate’s To Open Playoffs

A suffocating first half defensive performance by the Gustavus women’s basketball team Tuesday set the tone as it cruised to a 65-38 win over St. Catherine in a MIAC playoff quarterfinal game. The Gusties held the Wildcats to eight points in the first quarter and just three points in the second for a total of 11 after 20 minutes of play – the fewest points allowed in any half all season long. With the win, the Gusties advance to the semifinal round Thursday night at No. 2 seed Saint Benedict.

Women’s Hoops Caps Regular Season With 77-66 Win At St. Kate’s

The Gustavus women’s basketball team closed out the regular season Saturday with a 77-66 victory at St. Catherine. The Gusties, who secured the No. 3 seed for the MIAC playoffs, improved to 20-5 overall and 14-4 in the league. St. Kate’s captured the No. 6 and final playoff spot, meaning Gustavus will host the Wildcats at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the conference playoffs.

Women’s Basketball Can’t Dig Out Of Early Hole, Loses 66-62 At Saint Ben’s

A rough first quarter put the Gustavus women’s basketball team in a 13-point hole, one it was not able to climb out of in a 66-62 loss Wednesday at Saint Benedict. The Gusties outscored the Blazers in the final three quarters but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback as they fell to 19-5 overall and 13-4 in the MIAC, while the Blazers improve to 22-2 overall and 16-1 in the league.

After Slow Start Women’s Hoops Takes Down Macalester 76-54

The Gustavus women’s basketball team got off to a slow start Wednesday at Macalester, leading by just five points at halftime, but made some second half adjustments to capture a 76-54 victory. Miranda Rice (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) was a strong presence throughout the game, scoring 16 points in the first half and finishing with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor as the Gusties improve to 18-4 overall and 12-3 in the MIAC.

Women’s Basketball Clinches MIAC Playoff Berth, Wins Big 89-47 At Hamline

The Gustavus women’s basketball team continued its offensive prowess Saturday at Hamline, winning in convincing fashion 89-47 to clinch a spot in the MIAC playoffs. The Gusties shot 55 percent from beyond the three-point line and controlled the glass, out-rebounding the Pipers 44-20 to improve to 17-4 overall and 11-3 in the MIAC.

Three-Point Shooting Propels Women’s Basketball Past Carleton In Convincing Fashion

After a sluggish start to Wednesday’s game, the Gustavus women’s basketball turned it on midway through the second quarter, cruising to a 92-49 win over Carleton in its highest scoring output of the season. The Gusties made a season-high 10 three-pointers, shooting 47.6 percent from beyond the arc, thanks in large part to Mikayla Miller’s (Sr., Goodhue, Minn.) 6-of-8 shooting from three as she poured in a season-high 30 points.

Women’s Basketball Back On Track, Wins 77-47 At St. Olaf

The Gustavus women’s basketball team got back to its winning ways Saturday, defeating St. Olaf 77-47. The win moves the Gusties to 15-4 overall and 9-3 in the MIAC, while the Oles drop to 3-16 overall and 1-11 in the league.