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UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Gonzaga respects, looks to emulate long-term success of Stanford

Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs

In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee

And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta one of several must-see players in the Stanford pod of the NCAA Tournament

The Stanford, California pod of the NCAA Tournament not only features four quality teams, but plenty of talented players.


Gonzaga women discovered 3-point touch late in season

As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?


Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament

Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Stanford women gained confidence by fighting through early-season adversity

This is what a down year looks like at Stanford: Twenty-two wins against the fifth-toughest schedule in the nation, a 13 RPI, with a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 and …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Mountain West Conference women’s basketball suffers from identity crisis

After the NCAA stuck the Gonzaga women with a No. 13 seed Monday night, surely the get-out-of-the-West-Coast-Conference crowd gained a few more followers.


Gonzaga women looking forward to rematch with Stanford

If the Gonzaga women were disappointed on Selection Monday, they didn’t show it. The smiles were so wide and the cheers so loud, you’d swear the Zags had just been …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Gonzaga will play Stanford in first round of NCAA women’s tournament

The NCAA selection committee awarded the Gonzaga Bulldogs a No. 13 seed in the women’s 2018 NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Zags will play No. 4-seeded Stanford in the Lexington …


Past success may help Gonzaga women in NCAA opener at Stanford

The Gonzaga women aren’t your typical underdog, and Stanford knows it.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Single-digit seed a singular goal for Gonzaga women

With the dawn of Selection Monday, the possibilities are almost endless for the Gonzaga women and their fans. So are their NCAA dreams, which include a single-digit seed, a second-round …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate Gonzaga women’s march to prominence

Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Analysis: Spotlight again shines on Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in WCC Tournament title game

Just after Gonzaga’s 79-71 win over San Diego, the lights and cameras gravitated to Jill Barta, who had finished the game with a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds. She …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

San Diego’s Sydney Williams, a Coeur d’Alene native, scores 20 points in final contest vs. familiar Gonzaga team

Gonzaga has seen plenty of Sydney Williams over the past four years. Granted, not nearly as much as the San Diego senior has seen of the Zags over the course …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 32 points, leading Gonzaga women to repeat WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga won the conference title in 2017 and now has eight WCC championships. The Bulldogs, who only lost once to a WCC opponent this season, secured an automatic bid to …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Gonzaga women face tough task against San Diego with WCC Tournament title on the line

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have just one more team standing in the way of their eighth West Coast Conference championship in program history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women produce plenty of highlight moments in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over San Francisco

The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach stymies USF leading scorer Anna Seilund in semifinal victory

Seilund, an All-WCC first-teamer coming off a 28-point outing in the quarterfinals against Loyola Marymount, was held to nine points on 3-of-11 shooting by Gonzaga in a 65-53 Bulldogs win …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women pull past San Francisco 65-53 to clinch WCC title game berth

The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Gonzaga women will need full-game effort against Dons

First lesson of the West Coast Conference tournament – never underestimate the underdog.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Jessie Loera, Gonzaga teammates fill up stat sheet in West Coast Conference quarterfinal victory

There were several worthy contenders, but Jessie Loera probably had Gonzaga’s best stat line in Friday’s WCC Tournament win over Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 19 in first half, Gonzaga tops Pepperdine 81-70 in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Jill Barta scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) to an 81-70 win over the Pepperdine Waves (10-20) in the West …


Gonzaga women head into WCC Tournament with high expectations after overcoming injury-plagued season

Gonzaga needed all the luck it could get this season. Even before the season started, head coach Lisa Fortier was down a potential starter. Redshirt senior Emma Wolfram was out …


Gonzaga’s women games to air on 1510-KGA-AM during WCC Tournament

All Gonzaga women’s basketball games during the upcoming West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas will be available over the air on 1510 KGA AM, as part of the IMG …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women will open West Coast Conference Tournament against Pepperdine

Top-seeded Gonzaga will face No. 8 Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals at noon at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC coach of the year and Jill Barta is MVP

Tuesday was time for a hearty pat on the back, as Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier was named the Coach of the Year and Jill Barta the Player of the Year


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 5 p.m.

Gonzaga women to face either Pepperdine, Santa Clara in WCC Tournament quarterfinals

The Gonzaga women (24-5, 17-1) earned the top seed in the West Coast Conference and will open WCC Tournament play against either No. 8 Pepperdine (9-19. 5-13) or No. 9 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach, Emma Wolfram celebrate Senior Day, but know there is more work ahead

The Zags honored Emma Stach and fifth-year senior Emma Wolfram in a Senior Day ceremony just before tipoff. Wolfram, who redshirted her freshman year under Kelly Graves, was sidelined for …