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Friday, February 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Coverage of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament action in Spokane.



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  • Stevenson’s 3 lifts Sooners

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma and Notre Dame needed overtime yet again to decide things in the NCAA tournament. This time, it was the Sooners who made the big shot …


  • Speedy Wildcats upset Huskers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The quicker, more athletic Kentucky Wildcats ended Nebraska’s record-breaking season. A’dia Mathies scored 21 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky roared past the top-seeded Cornhuskers 76-67 on Sunday …


  • Loss doesn’t spoil Zags’ record season

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Too many amazing things happened this season to feel too bad for the Gonzaga women’s basketball players just because their season ended before they wanted it to. …


  • Seminoles earn first regional final berth

    DAYTON, Ohio – Courtney Ward carried Florida State to its first regional final. Getting any further will be much tougher. Ward scored the third-seeded Seminoles’ last six points in the …


  • GU staff on baby watch as Zags head to Sweet 16

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For Lisa Mispley Fortier, the Sweet 16 is a little sweeter. How sweet remains to be seen.


  • Graves ‘soaks it all in’ after Zags’ win over Texas A&M

    The answer is 90. The question is how many text messages would Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves get after his Bulldogs upended Texas A&M Monday night to advance to …


  • GU advances to first Sweet 16

    SEATTLE – What, you thought it would be easy? After a no-doubt-we’re-better first half, seventh-seeded Gonzaga used a remarkable performance by refuse-to-lose senior Vivian Frieson to advance to its first …


  • Lady Volunteers cruise into round of 16

    Alicia Manning scored a career-high 17 points and had 10 rebounds to help No. 1-seeded Tennessee beat eighth-seeded Dayton 92-64 in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament on …


  • Bulldogs concoct win with chemistry

    SEATTLE – For 81 seconds – the last 81 seconds – Courtney Vandersloot had the worst seat in the house. An unobstructed view from the bench.


  • Gonzaga women upset Texas A&M, 72-71

    Twenty minutes in December made Gonzaga fearless in March. And now its the Bulldogs heading to the regional semifinals and Texas A&M going home.


  • UConn cruises

    Tina Charles scored 22 points and Maya Moore added 21 to help the Connecticut Huskies (34-0) beat the Southern University Jaguars (23-9) 95-39 in the Dayton Regional of the first …


  • Gonzaga women land second shot at Texas A&M

    SEATTLE – Texas A&M women’s basketball coach Gary Blair knows he has an excellent team, which is a good thing – otherwise there would be no reason to play the …


  • GU women reach new level with win over Heels

    SEATTLE – Sometimes the size was intimidating and the speed was always a concern but the Gonzaga women’s basketball players never doubted they were going to beat storied North Carolina …


  • Texas A&M wears down PSU

    SEATTLE – Ninth-ranked Texas A&M, the second seed in the Sacramento Regional of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, had too many weapons on offense and too much commitment to defense, …


  • Gonzaga women win

    Scoreless for 31 minutes, Gonzaga’s Tiffany Shives had 14 of her 16 points in a crucial five-minute stretch of the second half and the seventh-seeded Bulldogs held off No. 10 …


  • Back winning

    SEATTLE – Sherri Murrell’s smile negated the need for television lighting at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Friday. The Portland State coach was enjoying every second of the school’s first NCAA …


  • Bigs become bigger

    There’s been a growth spurt in women’s basketball. Fans watching the NCAA women’s tournament will see more versatile 6-foot-3 or taller players than ever, a couple playing above the rim …


  • Result is what’s relevant

    SEATTLE – Like a game of musical chairs, Gonzaga and North Carolina are trying to occupy the same seat at the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Bulldogs and Tar Heels …


  • Bekkering gets second chance

    So many good things have happened for Janelle Bekkering in the last year the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” moment was almost forgotten. But because of that split second, all the good …


  • North Carolina lost top player last May

    Sylvia Hatchell is matter-of-fact about her basketball team. To casual fans, North Carolina’s 19-11 record and 10th seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament is unseemly.

Schedule

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.

ESPN2

#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