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Monique Billings helps UCLA beat American, 71-60

Monique Billings scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, Kennedy Burke added 15 points to lead No. 3 seed UCLA to a 71-60 win over 14th-seeded American in the first …


Florida Gulf Coast women pull off upset of Missouri, 80-70

China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an upset in the …


Jatarie White scores 17 and Texas rolls over Maine, 83-54

Jatari White scored 17 points and No. 2 seed Texas used an overwhelming first half to romp to an 83-54 win over No. 15 Maine in the first round of …


Robbi Ryan leads Arizona State over Nebraska, 73-62

Robbi Ryan scored 16 points and Kianna Ibis added 14 to lead No. 7 seed Arizona State over No. 10 Nebraska 73-62 in the first round of the women’s NCAA …


Oklahoma State routs Syracuse 84-57 in opening round

Freshman Jaden Hobbs scored a career-high 27 points, Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen added 19 and No. 9 seed Oklahoma State beat No. 8 Syracuse 84-57 in the first round …


Caliya Robinson, Mackenzie Engram pace Georgia in win over Mercer

Caliya Robinson had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Mackenzie Engram added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia held off Mercer 68-63 in the first round of the women’s NCAA …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Stanford dominates on the glass to eliminate Gonzaga women from NCAA tournament, 82-68

With a big edge on the boards and great long-range shooting, the Stanford Cardinal eliminate Gonzaga


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

NCAA women’s capsules: Connecticut rolls with record 140-point game

Azura Stevens’ 26 points led six UConn players in double figures and the Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament with a record-setting 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.) in Storrs, Connecticut.


Robinson, Engram pace Georgia women in win over Mercer

Caliya Robinson had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Mackenzie Engram added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia held off Mercer 68-63 in the first round of the women’s NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Boise State’s Riley Lupfer takes her game from courts around Spokane to NCAA Tournament

Riley Lupfer wasn’t looking to be lost and forgotten in her years on the Greater Spokane League basketball courts.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Former Mead standout Ashlyn Lewey embraces role in NCAA Tournament run with Seattle University

Looking for the most inspirational women’s basketball player in the NCAA Tournament? She grew up in our back yard.


Baylor women denied No. 1 seed despite having only one loss

There were five teams vying for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and when the music stopped, Baylor was left without a chair.


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 …


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: Fri., March 9, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

A’Shanti Coleman’s buzzer beater hands Mountain West title to Boise State, Riley Lupfer named MOP

A’Shanti Coleman scored 10 points, including a game-winning buzzer beater, to give Boise State a 62-60 come-from-behind victory over Nevada in the Mountain West women’s championship game. The top-seeded Broncos …


No. 5 Irish women have shot at No. 1 seed in women’s tourney

Notre Dame still has a shot at being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after several knee injuries crippled the Fighting Irish this season. They lost four pivotal …


Gabby Williams returns, No. 1 UConn tops S. Florida for AAC title

Gabby Williams wasn’t going to let a hip injury sideline her from the American Athletic Conference title game.


No. 22 Green Bay women win 4th straight Horizon tourney title

Allie Leclaire scored 24 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds, Jessica Lindstrom had her 41st career double-double and No. 22 Green Bay beat Wright State 62-44 on …


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, 8:46 p.m.

Idaho women’s basketball hopes for repeat success against Montana State

The Vandals women will take another helping of their first meeting with Montana State, please. On Feb. 15, Idaho torched the defending Big Sky Conference champions with 17 3-pointers on …


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.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: UConn routs Cincinnati, improves to 100-0 in AAC

Azura Stevens scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to a 75-21 rout of Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on …


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 …


No. 6 Oregon women beat No. 16 Stanford for Pac-12 title

Sabrina Ionescu scored a career-high 36 points and No. 6 Oregon won its first Pac-12 Conference women’s tournament title beating No. 16 Stanford 77-57 on Sunday night.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 22 Belmont women win OVC, first into NCAA field

Julie McCabe had 19 points and 10 rebounds and No. 22 Belmont became the first team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, beating Tennessee-Martin 63-56 in overtime Saturday in the …