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UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Brother of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier dies of complications from muscular dystrophy

Fortier had been with her brother since Tuesday afternoon, when she was pulled from the Gonzaga bench in the fourth quarter of the Zags’ West Coast Conference championship game against …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 82-68 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from BYU’s 82-68 victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Gonzaga laments second-quarter troubles in title-game loss to BYU

The Zags left Orleans Arena feeling as though they’d done their part in three of those quarters, but playing well 75 percent of the time didn’t suffice against a Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Analysis: WCC championship loss to BYU ‘a step in the journey’ for Gonzaga women

Brenna Chase poured in 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as second-seeded BYU downed top-seeded Gonzaga 82-68 to win the WCC Tournament title on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-77 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 78-77 victory over Saint Mary’s in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women welcome third shot at topping BYU, this time with WCC title on the line

There will be motivation aplenty for Gonzaga and BYU in Tuesday’s West Coast Conference title game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga down, but never out in gutsy victory over Saint Mary’s

Their gruesome falls to the court and the injuries that forced them to hobble out of Orleans Arena on crutches after the Monday afternoon women’s semifinals of the West Coast …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women overcome pair of injuries, rally for double-overtime victory against Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals

Zykera Rice hit a layup as time expired and top-seeded Gonzaga held off fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s 78-77 in a double-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga keeps its focus after injuries to guards Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend

The only type of nightmare that could rival losing a meaningful game in March played out for the top-seeded Gonzaga women Monday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Twice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Gaels’ Megan McKay comes into game in good form

In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

With home date unlikely, Zag women still must retain focus in WCC semifinal

Like it or not, the Zags appear to be slotted into a five seed and destined to play next week at some ag-tech campus in Ames, Iowa; College Station, Texas; …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Gonzaga women embrace journey that led to regular-season title, top seed in West Coast Conference Tournament

It began almost 12 months ago in a sullen locker-room on the campus of Stanford University, where the Zags had just lost their first-round NCAA Tournament game to the host …


Best is yet to come: Gonzaga women must take care of business at WCC Tournament in hopes of hosting NCAA rounds

Should the Gonzaga women advance to Tuesday’s West Coast Conference Tournament final, they could face BYU for a third time after a pair of two-point losses to the Cougars.


Can’t miss moments: Win over Stanford, WCC dominance top list of season highlights for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The 14th-ranked Bulldogs finished 16-2 in West Coast Conference play, one game ahead of second-place Brigham Young. The Zags finished 27-3 overall and enter the conference tournament on a four-game …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Gonzaga women focusing on the finer details during lengthy break before WCC Tournament

The Gonzaga women spent Wednesday afternoon working on a few fine points. They certainly have the time – perhaps too much.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC Coach of the Year; senior trio on first team

For the fourth time in her five years in charge of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program, Lisa Fortier is the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

No. 14 Gonzaga women could be here or there come NCAA Tournament time

Will they stay or will they go? Gonzaga women’s basketball fans will be asking that question for two more weeks, even if the Zags manage to win another West Coast …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch outright conference title with hard-fought win over Loyola Marymount

It was a great day to be a Zag, that was undisputed. So was the West Coast Conference championship, which the Gonzaga earned the hard way on Senior Day at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton, Chandler Smith ready for spotlight ahead of Senior Day

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Chandler Smith and Laura Stockton had perhaps their best combined game of the season on Thursday in a big win over Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Trio of seniors helps Gonzaga women pull away late in rout of Pepperdine

Apparently, Senior Day couldn’t get here soon enough for the Gonzaga women, so they decided to celebrate two days early.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Chandler Smith’s hard-working mindset follows her from Brewster ranch to basketball court at Gonzaga

For three years, thousands of Gonzaga fans have watched Chandler Smith do a little of everything and have fun at the same time in this, her senior year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier named one of 15 finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year award

Other finalists include eight-time winner Geno Aueriemma of Connecticut; Muffett McGraw of defending NCAA champ Notre Dame; Kim Mulkey of Baylor and Tara Vanderveer of Stanford.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women keeping focus on the court ahead of Senior Day festivities

It’s easier to keep your eyes on the prize when you’re not daubing them with a tissue.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s seniors will say goodbye, then possibly come back for more

Three Gonzaga seniors – Laura Stockton, Zykera Rice and Chandler Smith – will play their final games this week at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Unless Gonzaga is seeded in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

No. 15 Gonzaga women clamp down on San Francisco 64-44

Chandler Smith scored 14 points, Zykera Rice added 12 and No. 15 Gonzaga handed San Francisco its seventh straight loss 64-44. Jill Townsend added 10 points for the Bulldogs (25-3, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Still plenty to play for as Gonzaga women visit struggling San Francisco

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier has been saying it all year: There’s more parity this year in the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton lead No. 15 Gonzaga women to 74-61 win

Zykera Rice scored 15 points and Laura Stockton added 13 while moving into third place on No. 15 Gonzaga’s career assist list and the Bulldogs defeated Santa Clara 74-61 on …