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Coverage of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament action in Spokane.

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  • Vandersloot, Standish lead GU past Iowa

    For those who wondered what the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would do when faced with meaningful possessions down the stretch of a close game, the answer was revealed Saturday afternoon …

  • Stronger than ever

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – North Carolina forward Jessica Breland’s game is rounding into shape after she missed all of last season while battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although her strength and stamina can …

  • Gonzaga women not sorry they aren’t on the road

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs don’t believe they are missing the NCAA experience by playing at home. “It’s a little bit different just because we’re not in a hotel. Just being around …

  • Giant-killer?

    The University of Montana women’s basketball team hasn’t played a team like UCLA. So count Montana coach Robin Selvig as being just as curious as anybody. His 14th-seeded Grizzlies (18-14) …

  • NCAA women’s capsules

    3 UCLA Region: Spokane

  • To the swiftest?

    Iowa has experience against high-octane offenses orchestrated by highly regarded point guards, but it hasn’t always been a good experience. The third-highest scoring team in the Big Ten has eight …

  • No early looks at women’s teams

    Women’s basketball fans who thought a day relaxing in the comfortable chairs at McCarthey Athletic Center watching four teams go through their pre-NCAA tournament practice were turned away Friday afternoon.

  • Gonzaga, Iowa face off in women’s opener

    Iowa (22-8), seeded sixth in the Spokane Regional, meets 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-4) Saturday afternoon at 1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in a matchup of …

  • Schick contributes in her own way for Gonzaga women

    There is no joking about Carter Schick’s contribution to the team, even if some of it is as the team crack-up. As Bulldogs coach Kelly Graves said, “Somebody on every …

  • Life’s hurdles don’t deter Montana’s Katie Baker

    Katie Baker is a glass-full person. And she counts her blessings daily. The former Lake City High (Coeur d’Alene) basketball standout can check one goal off her list. When she …

  • A glance at Gonzaga women’s bracket

    Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed taking on No. 6 Iowa on Saturday in a Spokane Regional game at McCarthey Athletic Center. The other game at McCarthey has No. …

  • Gonzaga and Courtney Vandersloot: Perfect match

    One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.”

  • Eagles land in Big Sky tournament

    Men’s basketball: It’s official. Eastern Washington is in the Big Sky Conference tournament. What’s unknown is where the Eagles will finish in the final standings and where they’ll play their …

  • Zags’ Redmon, Standish sink Cougs

    Washington State got Gonzaga’s attention in Hawaii and paid for it in Spokane. Exactly eight years after their previous scheduled meeting and 13 days after they met at a tournament, …

  • Marquee team comes to town

    Some women’s basketball history will be made when Stanford tips off against Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday. Third-ranked Stanford (2-0) will become the highest-ranked women’s team to play …

  • UConn tops Stanford for back-to-back titles

    SAN ANTONIO – There was no panic in the locker room. No pep talk, either. Maya Moore and her Connecticut Huskies knew the score. “It couldn’t get any worse,” she …

  • Cardinal set for challenge

    SAN ANTONIO – Hold up on the Connecticut coronation. Sure, UConn is on the greatest run in women’s college basketball history, and yes it has torn through the NCAA tournament. …

  • Cardinal will play for title after edging Sooners

    SAN ANTONIO – Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike was having one of the greatest performances ever at a women’s Final Four, yet her team was ahead by only three points with 16 …

  • UConn one win away from two straight unbeaten seasons

    SAN ANTONIO – As soon as Connecticut was challenged, Maya Moore and the Huskies showed exactly why they’ve won 77 games in a row. One more and they’ll be the …

  • FSU is UConn’s 76th straight victim

    The Connecticut Huskies swear they’re not perfect. Their last 76 opponents might disagree. Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead the Huskies past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night at …


Iowa practice
Mar 18, 11:30 a.m. Gonzaga practice
Mar 18, 1:10 p.m. UCLA practice
Mar 18, 2:45 p.m. Montana practice
Mar 18, 4:20 p.m. #6 Iowa vs. #11 Gonzaga
Mar 19, 4:10 p.m.


#3 UCLA vs. #14 Montana
Mar 19, 6:30 p.m.

ESPN2, game starts 30 minutes after conclusion of first game

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
Mar 21