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



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  • Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Bulldogs

    Virtually every basketball phenomenon is rooted in some sort of early humility and marked by baby steps, stubbed toes or unrequited hopes which serve as a foundation for the sort …


  • Stanford vs. North Carolina in women’s nightcap

    Top-seeded Stanford plays North Carolina in the second game of the Spokane Regional at the Arena on Saturday night.


  • Gonzaga women take on Louisville

    The Louisville Cardinals, coming off an upset of Xavier, take on high-octane Gonzaga at the Spokane Arena on Saturday in their Sweet 16 matchup.


  • Selection committee gave Gonzaga’s women big advantage

    So how cool is it that the Gonzaga Bulldogs not only won their first two games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – both wildly entertaining affairs on their own …


  • Defender from Down Under

    The longest pause in Gonzaga’s game with UCLA in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday came when Bulldogs forward Kelly Bowen got whacked in the nose. While she sat …


  • Ohio State women’s coach Foster pulls no punches about Lady Vols

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State coach Jim Foster spent 11 years at Vanderbilt battling the women’s basketball juggernaut just 160 or so miles away that is mighty Tennessee. He gets …


  • ‘Mr. Cranky’ takes issue with GU’s advantage

    Hello. Mr. Cranky here to siphon the sunshine out of a giddy civic moment.


  • Bowen helps GU in every way

    Kelly Bowen has the ability to guard a power forward to a high-scoring guard, versatility the Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-4) are going to need when they face seventh-seeded Louisville (22-12) Saturday …


  • Zags set sights on Louisville

    If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


  • Zags wary of conquerors of Xavier

    If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


  • Gonzaga women will meet Louisville in regional semifinal

    Women’s basketball: A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel (pictured) scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that …


  • Gonzaga women will meet Louisville

    A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that swept Louisville to …


  • Bjorklund scores 13 points as Tennessee women crush Stetson

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Pat Summitt hopes her deep bench equals a long run in the NCAA tournament. All 13 Lady Volunteers played before halftime and all of them …


  • UCLA women use defense to knock out Montana

    Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins. The third-seeded Bruins found just enough offense the final 3 …


  • NCAA women’s notebook: Graves praises GU stars

    Kelly Graves insists he is out of words to describe his sensational point guard, Courtney Vandersloot. The Gonzaga coach came through in the clutch Saturday after Vandersloot scored a career-high …


  • UCLA dispatches Montana, faces GU on Monday

    Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins.


  • 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) …

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