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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga women’s backs up against the bubble after another last-second loss to BYU

Even a full month out from Selection Monday, there was an angsty little subtext mixed into Saturday’s doings at McCarthey Athletic Center that went beyond how much space exists between …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s comeback attempt comes up short as BYU tops Bulldogs again

Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to ‘right the ship’ when BYU visits the Kennel

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big game against BYU, Lisa Fortier didn’t want to talk about revenge.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

Zykera Rice, No. 13 Gonzaga rout San Diego 71-44

The Gonzaga women are cruising to another West Coast Conference title, but they’re not driving while distracted.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.


Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

No. 13 Gonzaga women cruise to 93-62 win over Portland

Zykera Rice had 14 points and Laura Stockton scored 13 to help No. 13 Gonzaga beat Portland 93-62 and extend its win streak to six games. Jill Townsend added 12 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball brings balanced approach to contest at Portland

A self-described student of the game, Gonzaga guard Katie Campbell smiles when she looks at her team’s season stats.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Finding her range: Gonzaga’s Katie Campbell has settled into do-it-all role on, off the court

When you’re among the best long-range shooters in college basketball, expectations can get a bit surreal.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball earns program-best No. 12 ranking in USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team made a little more history Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women back atop WCC thanks to road sweep, BYU losses

As road trips go, it doesn’t get much better than Gonzaga’s excursion last week to Northern California. Not only did the GU women sweep would-be contenders Pacific and Saint Mary’s, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Jenn Wirth scores 14 as No. 15 Gonzaga women beat Saint Mary’s

Jenn Wirth had 14 points and seven rebounds and No. 15 Gonzaga never trailed in its 66-52 win over Saint Mary’s. Jill Townsend added 12 points, while LeeAnne Wirth and …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Laura Stockton, No. 15 Gonzaga women pull away from Pacific 63-51

Laura Stockton scored 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Zykera Rice added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (20-2, 9-1 West Coast Conference), who pulled …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga women start second half of WCC campaign with tough trips to Pacific, Saint Mary’s

Halfway through the West Coast Conference season, the Gonzaga women have seen every team and know them well. Or do they?


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

15th-ranked Gonzaga women face tough week on road

It’s halfway through the West Coast Conference women’s season, which would be the perfect time for a breather. No chance of that for Gonzaga, which faces perhaps its toughest road …


Gonzaga climbs to No. 15 in latest AP women’s basketball poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team jumped three spots to No. 15 in the latest AP poll released on Monday. The Bulldogs (19-2), coming off wins last week over San Francisco …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

No. 18 Gonzaga uses strong second half to top Santa Clara

Jill Townsend scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range and Chandler Smith had a double-double as No. 18 Gonzaga pulled away from Santa Clara on Saturday for a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Laura Stockton’s status for Santa Clara game unclear after aggravating shoulder injury

With point guard Laura Stockton out with a recurring shoulder injury, the Zags got hot from all over the court in a 78-51 win over USF.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Without Laura Stockton, 18th-ranked Gonzaga women use balanced scoring attack to slow San Francisco

Zykera Rice scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga downed San Francisco 78-51 on Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Detail-oriented Gonzaga women return home to host San Francisco, Santa Clara

After all, it was the little things that cost the Zags dearly in a two-point loss at BYU last week, a result that left them in second place in the …


Gonzaga women slip to No. 18 in AP Top 25

After splitting two games on the road last week, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team slipped to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Katie Campbell, Laura Stockton lead No. 13 Gonzaga past San Diego 86-61

Katie Campbell had 17 points and Laura Stockton had 10 assists, both career highs, and Jenn Wirth added a double-double, leading No. 13 Gonzaga to an 86-61 win over San …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women hoping to rebound from hard-fought loss to BYU

The only GU women’s team to match that start was Kelly Graves’ 2004-05 squad, which went on to sweep the WCC regular-season and tournament titles.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

BYU ends No. 13 Gonzaga women’s 12-game win streak

Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

First place on the line as Gonzaga women head to BYU in showdown of WCC unbeatens

The bull’s-eye is forever on their backs, so the Gonzaga women have decided to offer a moving target.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Better shot selection, inside dominance have helped Gonzaga elevate 3-point shooting percentage

The Gonzaga women are definitely finding their range this season, and the reasons are no surprise: hours of practice, a stronger inside game and better shot selection.


With both teams highly ranked, Gonzaga’s No. 1 in ‘combined’ poll

The Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams are tops in the country in terms of their combined ranking in their respective AP polls.


Gonzaga women move to No. 13 in latest AP women’s rankings

The Zags (16-1) climbed one spot to 13th in the latest AP Top 25, a week after achieving a school-best ranking in the weekly poll.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Gonzaga gets off to quick start, takes care of Portland to remain unbeaten in WCC play

Even during a 26-point win over Portland, the Zags found some teachable moments ahead of next week’s West Coast Conference showdown at BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zykera Rice reaches for the sky on, off court

Last week, Zykera Rice set the record straight about her blue do.