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  • Pac-12 living up to its billing in NCAA women’s tournament

    Throughout the season, the metrics kept saying the Pac-12 Conference was the best in the country.

  • Seems as if Lady Vols, Terps were made for each other

    The battle tonight in Spokane to reach the Final Four pits two teams that have been on a collision course ever since Maryland upset Tennessee last year in the Sweet …

  • No. 1 seed Maryland ousts Duke in Spokane regional semifinals

    Brenda Frese has no problem with her Maryland women’s basketball team missing shots. What Frese can’t abide is passing up an open shot.

  • Louisville stands in way of UConn’s eighth title

    NEW ORLEANS – Geno Auriemma has never lost an NCAA women’s basketball championship game. Of course, his UConn Huskies haven’t had to face a team like upstart Louisville, which has …

  • Pac-12 picks KeyArena for women’s tourney

    Pac-12 women’s basketball has a new home in the Northwest. In a move that commissioner Larry Scott said will generate unprecedented television exposure for the sport and a better game …

  • Aggies conquer

    INDIANAPOLIS – No one was paying too much attention last week when Texas A&M coach Gary Blair proclaimed: “We’re going to win a national championship.” Who could have known what …

  • Diggins drives Irish into women’s Final Four at Indy

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In her middle-school days, Skylar Diggins often was too young to get into the parties she wanted to attend. She found her way around that by …

  • Graves signs 10-year deal with Gonzaga

    Fresh from taking the Gonzaga women’s basketball team to the NCAA round of eight, coach Kelly Graves said Friday he has signed a 10-year contract to remain at the school.

  • Graves repeats vow to stay with Gonzaga women’s basketball

    Kelly Graves made it official – again. The Gonzaga women’s basketball coach said he was not interested in the same position at the University of Washington, although he was on …

  • Texas A&M, Connecticut women advance to Final Four

    Sydney Carter scored 22 points and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor – when it counted the most. The Aggies are going to the NCAA Final Four for the first time …

  • Vandersloot lands on AP second team

    Courtney Vandersloot achieved another milestone on Tuesday, becoming the first Gonzaga and West Coast Conference women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press second-team All-American honors.

  • Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

    It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …

  • GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

    The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …

  • Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

    I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …

  • Gonzaga women zoom to first Elite Eight

    They are Elite. The magical season for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team continued Saturday night – to the delight of 10,717 fans at the Spokane Arena – as the Bulldogs …

  • Stanford slips past Tar Heels to set up final with Zags

    A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in sight.

  • Blanchette: Bekkering steps up when Zags need new star

    Say, that wasn’t entirely the Gonzaga group hug everyone began anticipating. For a few minutes there, throats couldn’t have been tighter if a drill sergeant with a toothbrush and latrines …

  • Bekkering steps up when Gonzaga needs new star

    Say this about the Bulldogs’ 76-69 victory over Louisville on Saturday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Routine went on vacation. But with the result …

  • Stanford wins, will play Gonzaga

    A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in the Cardinal’s site.

  • Gonzaga women reach Elite Eight

    The Gonzaga women’s basketball survived a frenetic Louisville second-half rally, and the Bulldogs are headed to their first Elite Eight.

  • Stanford women hope for fast start against North Carolina

    Slow starts and fast finishes have been the pattern for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team in the postseason. In Stanford’s Sweet 16-qualifying win Monday, it built a 38-30 halftime …

  • Young fan makes friends with Gonzaga’s Schick

    Kiandra Jacobsen went to her first Gonzaga women’s basketball game this season. It was the Bulldogs’ season opener. The 12-year-old sixth-grader from Sheridan Elementary was immediately hooked.

  • Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team

    Sometime Friday, the 10,000th ticket was sold to tonight’s regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena, so the latest cult of Gonzaga hoops is officially …

  • Gonzaga takes on Louisville at the Spokane Arena

    Louisville has been through the Big East wars and just produced what is probably the biggest upset of the opening weekend of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Cardinals believe …

  • Point guards are talk of the town in Spokane Regional

    Like the pitcher in baseball and the quarterback in football, everything starts with the point guard in basketball. That’s why the Arena is the place to be tonight for the …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …



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