The Gonzaga women's basketball team is joining the men in the NCAA Tournament.

The Lady Zags, with the 12th seed, will stay home in Spokane for a first round match-up with 5th-seeded Iowa State. The Cyclones are 23-8.

Gonzaga is 27-5, and is the West Coast Conference champion.

The game is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Here's a look at the match-up:

Iowa State
Ames, Iowa 23-8.
Nickname: Cyclones. Coach: Bill Fennelly.
Conference: Big 12 Bid: At-Large.
Region: Spokane. Seed: No. 5.
Tournament Record: 16-13, 13 years, Last Appearance: 2012.
Scoring: (67.5); Hallie Christofferson 15.6; Chelsea Poppens 13.1; Anna Prins 12.0.
Rebounds: (39.6); Chelsea Poppens 9.5; Hallie Christofferson 6.6.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.6/17.1) Nikki Moody 7.3/4.4; Brynn Williamson 2.1/1.5.
3-pointers: Team (.331); Brynn Williamson 63; Hallie Christofferson 51.
Last Ten: 7-3.
The Skinny: Iowa State finished as the Big 12 runner up behind All-Big 12 players Christofferson and Poppens. The Cyclones, who boast a front line of 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, have six players that have scored 20 or more points in a game this season.

Spokane, Wash., 27-7.
Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Kelly Graves.
Conference: West Coast. Bid: Automatic.
Region: Spokane. Seed: No. 12.
Tournament Record: 8-5, 5 years, Last Appearance: 2012.
Scoring: (69.5); Haiden Palmer 12.4; Taelor Karr 10.8; Sunny Greinacher 9.4.
Rebounds: (39.9); Shelby Cheslek 5.8; Sunny Greinacher 4.9.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.7/14.2) Jazmine Redmon 3.8/1.9; Taelor Karr 3.3/1.8.
3-pointers: Team (.361); Taelor Karr 65; Keani Albanez 35 Last Ten: 10-0.
The Skinny: Gonzaga has won 15-straight since dropping its lone WCC game of the season to Saint Mary's, Jan. 10. The Bulldogs won their ninth-straight WCC regular-season crown and earned their fifth-straight NCAA Tournament berth by winning the WCC Tournament title for the fifth time in seven years with a 62-50 victory over San Diego.

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