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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

14th-ranked Gonzaga women not looking past Portland as showdown with BYU looms

At first sight, this would be the perfect time for the Gonzaga women to look past their next opponent.


Gonzaga women ranked school-best 14th in AP Top-25 poll

For the Gonzaga women’s basketball players, Monday morning was spent in sweaty, ignorant bliss. After two hours of hard practice at the Kennel, the Zags were ready for lunch. They …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women use big second-, third-quarter runs to topple Pacific for 11th straight win

The Gonzaga women were tested in so many different ways Saturday, but responded with grit, power and waves of energy from the bench in an 88-65 win over Pacific.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga closes strong to top Saint Mary’s, avenge lone conference loss from last season

The show isn’t for the squeamish but it ends happily enough, with GU taking a 74-62 win over the Gaels before a sellout crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

No. 17 Gonzaga women prepare for another shot at Saint Mary’s

The start of the New Year also offers the Gonzaga women a chance to finish off some old business against Saint Mary’s.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Zykera Rice scores 23, No. 17 Gonzaga women top Pepperdine 79-54

Zykera Rice matched her career high of 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and No. 17 Gonzaga rolled to its ninth straight win, defeating Pepperdine 79-54 on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Gonzaga, 12-1, climbs three spots to No. 17 in AP women’s poll

The Gonzaga women climbed three spots to No. 17 in the latest AP rankings released on Monday. The Zags play at Pepperdine at noon on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women shake off poor first half to defeat Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference opener

Zykera Rice scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 20 Gonzaga dominated the second half to defeat Loyola Marymount 78-53 on Saturday in the West Coast Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga women roll into West Coast Conference play after program-best nonconference slate

The Zags are 11-1 – the best nonconference mark in program history – ranked 20th in the polls and a lofty 15th in the Rating Percentage Index entering Saturday’s league …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women move to No. 20 in latest AP basketball poll

Zags climb one spot in poll as UConn remains No. 1 after a pair of close games last week.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

No. 21 Gonzaga gets off to quick start, uses offensive balance to topple Idaho in nonconference finale

Zykera Rice scored 16 points, Jenn Wirth had a career night off the bench and No. 21 Gonzaga cruised to an 88-51 win over regional rival Idaho on Thursday night …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth rely on each other on, off the basketball court

On the court, the twins are a big reason the Zags are 10-1 and off to the best start in school history going into Thursday’s home game against Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Gonzaga women hoping to power past Idaho in the paint

Led by the “Splash Sisters,” Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce, nearly half of Idaho’s field goal attempts are threes as 240 of 519 total field goal attempts are from beyond …


Gonzaga women remain at No. 21 in latest AP basketball poll

A day after improving to 10-1, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team remained No. 21 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Smith’s double-double helps No. 21 Gonzaga women hold on

Chandler Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Zykera Rice added 13 and eight and No. 21 Gonzaga held off Missouri State 70-67 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

No. 21 Gonzaga women face test at Missouri State

The Gonzaga women have seen a little of everything this year.


Gonzaga women move to No. 21 in latest AP Top 25 rankings

Gonzaga moved up three spots to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 women’s basketball poll released on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Balanced scoring attack leads No. 24 Gonzaga to rout of Washington State

Jill Townsend (11 points), Katie Campbell (11), Zykera Rice (10), Laura Stockton (10) and Chandler Smith (10) all contributed to GU’s balanced scoring in Zags victory over Washington State.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to keep momentum on their side against Washington State

Gonzaga had its best shooting performance of the season, going 26 of 48 from the field to take down No. 7 Stanford last week


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Chandler Smith, Jill Townsend stepped up big time against Stanford

Beating Stanford on Sunday is already paying some big dividends for the Gonzaga women. Less than 24 hours after their epic 79-73 win over the eighth-ranked Cardinal, the Zags reaped …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Gonzaga debuts at No. 24 in women’s AP Top 25 after Stanford win

A big win came with a nice reward. The Gonzaga women’s basketball team, fresh off Sunday’s 79-73 upset of No. 8 Stanford, made its debut in the AP Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Gonzaga women upset No. 8 Stanford behind 20 points by Chandler Smith, Jill Townsend’s 15

Chandler Smith scored 20 points, including two late free throws, as Gonzaga beat No. 8 Stanford 79-73 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women host No. 8 Stanford in homecoming game for Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull and Melody Kempton

When Gonzaga hosts No. 8 Stanford on Sunday at 2 p.m., perhaps the biggest cheering section in the Kennel will be for two players for the opposing team.