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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: 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.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

How we voted: Sturdy defense propelling Virginia once again – possibly to nation’s top ranking next week

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


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.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

WCC making a case for best conference in the West ahead of Mountain West, Pac-12

Week 1 reinforced the chatter about the WCC being much improved. It certainly didn’t diminish the possibility that the WCC might be the West’s best conference.


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: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

How we voted: List of unbeatens down to three teams after Nevada’s shocking loss at New Mexico

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Blocks, dunks and the impact of Killian Tillie’s and Geno Crandall’s return

Gonzaga filled up the stat sheet in Saturday’s 91-48 win over Santa Clara. If there was a feel-good column in the box score, the Zags would have stuffed it, too. …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Analysis: Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall contribute in return, help Gonzaga rout Santa Clara

Geno Crandall forced a Santa Clara turnover, Killian Tillie scooped up the loose ball and drove the length of the court for a layup with a defender in pursuit.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Gonzaga-Santa Clara: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 91-48 victory over the Broncos

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 91-48 victory over Santa Clara at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

TV Take: Different viewpoint still shows Gonzaga is playing dominant basketball

If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9 p.m.

Gonzaga optimistic Killian Tillie, Geno Crandall will return for Santa Clara game

Gonzaga expects to have its entire roster available for the first time this season when it faces Santa Clara on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Gonzaga-Santa Clara key matchup: Guard Tahj Eaddy leads Broncos’ turnaround

The emergence of sophomore guard Tahj Eaddy and freshman guards/wings Trey Wertz and Keshawn Justice has helped Santa Clara turn its season around.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Santa Clara’s resurgence adds spice to Gonzaga’s WCC opener

Back on Nov. 14, the Gonzaga-Santa Clara game looked like a yawner on the schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

John Blanchette: Jay Hillock, Bruce Wilson return to Gonzaga for look at amazing transformation

About 15 months ago, on yet another late night on the road – New Orleans this time – Jay Hillock pushed through the glass door of another 7-Eleven manned by …


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, 6:18 p.m.

How we voted: Pac-12’s hoops slide continues as conference goes unrepresented in AP poll for first time since 2011-12

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


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: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Shorthanded Washington State falls to Santa Clara in nonconference finale

The Cougars have lost three straight games, and they wrapped up the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 7-6 record.


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, 4:47 p.m.

How we voted: Kansas becomes third team to concede No. 1 ranking after two-week stint at the top

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


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: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

How we voted: After stubbing its toe week earlier, North Carolina’s win over Gonzaga was much-needed

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


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., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga dealt another tough blow ahead of blowout win over North Dakota State

Quite the party the Gonzaga Bulldogs threw at McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night. Marmite and earthworm pizza. Vinegar upside down cake. And a piñata filled with 30-weight Castrol and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Dakota State: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 102-60 victory over the Bison

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 102-60 win over North Dakota State on Monday, Nov. 26, at the McCarthey Athletic …