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BYU comes to McCarthey

West Coast Conference coaches, in their preseason poll, selected Brigham Young as the team to beat during the 2012-13 season. Right behind BYU in the poll was eight-time conference champion Gonzaga. The teams will meet in 20 minutes at McCarthey Athletic Center. BYU is 3-0 in conference and has won nine consecutive games. GU is 3-1 in the WCC with a loss last week at Saint Mary's, which is tied with BYU for first place. BYU and Gonzaga split WCC games last season. BYU then defeated Gonzaga at the WCC tournament.

Clarkston’s Weisner powers Oregon State

Clarkston's Jamie Weisner is off to quite a start with Oregon State. Read story

First-place BYU will visit Gonzaga

BYU, riding a nine-game winning streak, will make its annual appearance at sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night as Gonzaga (13-5, 3-1) seeks to hand the Cougars their first West Coast Conference loss of the season. Read story

Saint Mary’s reacts to win over Gonzaga

Saint Mary's women's basketball coach Paul Thomas talks about the Gaels' 54-51 West Coast Conference home win over Gonzaga last week. The Gaels also defeated Gonzaga last season at GU. Saint Mary's, Brigham Young and Gonzaga figure to battle to the end for this year's WCC title. BYU plays at Gonzaga on Thursday night. Read story

Travis battles back to boost Whitworth

This week's women's basketball notebook features Whitworth's Emily Travis, who has fought back from a shoulder injury to lead the Pirates in scoring average. Read story

Kennedy assists on NCAA record

Brittany Kennedy (Oregon State/Lewis and Clark High) had a career-high 12 assists on Saturday as Florida Gulf Coast set an NCAA Division I record with 22 3-pointers. Read FGCU release

Cougars lose sight of UCLA in second half

The Washington State Cougars played right with 14th-ranked UCLA during the first half Friday night. The game was tied at 25 with 3:49 left in the first half and UCLA reached halftime with a slim four-point advantage. The second half, however, was a different story. (By the way, USA Today ranks UCLA No. 15; Associated Press puts the Bruins at No. 14.) Read story

BYU win drops Gonzaga to third

The Gonzaga women have won the last eight West Coast Conference titles, compiling a 105-9 conference record along the way, but the Bulldogs find themselves in an unaccustomed spot - third place - after Thursday night's play. Gonzaga lost at Saint Mary's 54-51 in a game matching teams that had been 2-0 in the WCC. BYU, meanwhile, held off San Diego in overtime to improve to 2-0 in conference. After Gonzaga plays at Portland at Monday, it will host BYU at 6 p.m. Thursday. Read BYU story Read Gonzaga release

Stanford defeats California

Stanford and California figure to battle it out for the Pac-12 title this season. Stanford won Round One on Tuesday night. Washington State won't meet these teams until the final weekend of the season, at Pullman. Read story

Gonzaga’s Albanez makes most of minutes

This week's women's basketball notebook features Gonzaga sophomore guard Keani Albanez, who doesn't start for the Bulldogs but provides the team's top scoring average per minutes played. Read story 

Palmer has hot hand in Gonzaga victory

Junior guard Haiden Palmer scored 17 points, four shy of her season high, to lead three players in double figures Saturday in Gonzaga's easy win over Santa Clara at McCarthey Athletic Center. Read story

Gonzaga cruises past Santa Clara

Guards Haiden Palmer and Taelor Karr combined for 32 points Saturday afternoon as Gonzaga improved to 12-4 overall and 2-0 in West Coast Conference women's basketball play with a 79-50 win over Santa Clara at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga scored the first eight points of the game and was never challenged by the Broncos (9-6, 1-1). Story to come

Gonzaga leads by 30 at halftime

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are dominating Santa Clara 47-17 after one half of West Coast Conference women's basketball play at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs have led by as many as 33 points. Junior guard Haiden Palmer is leading the way with 13 points. Senior guard Taelor Karr, coming off a 27-point game on Thursday, has 10 points. Sophomore forward Sunny Greinacher has nine. The Bulldogs opened the game with an 8-0 run and have added scoring runs of 10-0 and 11-0.

Mountain returns to Gonzaga

Former Gonzaga player and assistant coach Jennifer Mountain is back in Spokane today to coach Santa Clara (9-5-1-0) in a West Coast Conference women's basketball game against GU (11-4, 1-0) at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mountain, in her fifth season with the Broncos, also coached the St. George's boys to two State B title games. Mountain's first-year assistant is former Mead High standout Stacy Clinesmith, who played in the WNBA. Game time is 20 minutes away.

Daugherty’s Cougars ready for Pac-12

Washington State begins Pac-12 women's basketball play Friday night at home against Arizona. Sixth-year coach June Daugherty sees progress in the program after big nonconference wins this season and last year's strong showing in the conference tournament. Read story

Karr carries Gonzaga in WCC opener

Senior guard Taelor Karr had a career night for Gonzaga on Thursday, hitting 8 of 9 3-pointers and finishing with a career-best 27 points during a West Coast Conference-opening win over visiting San Diego. Karr missed the school record for 3-pointers by one. The Bulldogs are vying for a ninth consecutive WCC crown. Read story

Karr’s career night drives Gonzaga

Senior guard Taelor Karr scored a career-high 27 points, hittiing 8 of 9 on 3-pointers, to lead Gonzaga to a 77-57 win over San Diego on Thursday in a West Coast Conference opener at McCarthey Athletic Center. Story to come

Karr ignites Gonzaga in first half

Senior guard Taelor Karr has already eclipsed her season high Thursday by scoring 15 first-half points as Gonzaga leads San Diego 41-23 in a West Coast Conference opener at McCarthey Athletic Center. Karr has hit 4 for 4 on 3-pointers and the Bulldogs have six 3-pointers overall. Karr also has a game-high four rebounds. Junior guard Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga's season scoring leader, has 11 points. USD's Amy Kame, who averages 15.4 ppg, has eight points.

Gonzaga women begin WCC with USD

The Gonzaga women, playing at McCarthey Athletic Center, are 20 minutes away from opening the West Coast Conference part of their 2012-13 schedule. San Diego, the first opponent for the eight-time WCC champion Bulldogs, is anything but a pushover. The Toreros (8-4) finished 26-9 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT tournament.

Eight-time champion Gonzaga set for WCC play

Gonzaga has won eight consecutive West Coast Conference women's basketball titles. The drive toward No. 9 begins Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center against San Diego. Read story

Eastern’s Ojeda lives for the blocks

Eastern Washington senior Carrie Ojeda is moving up the school's all-time chart for blocking shots. Ojeda, a criminal justice major, is hoping to play for another Big Sky Conference champion and to make the all-conference team. She leads this week's women's notebook: Read story

Cougars claw back for win at Gonzaga

Tia Presley, Mariah Cooks and Lia Galdeira combined for 38 points Saturday afternoon as Washington State overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Gonzaga 57-51 at McCarthey Athletic Center.  Read story

WSU rallies past Gonzaga

Tia Presley led three players in double figures with 15 points Saturday as Washington State rallied from a 14-point deficit to defeat Gonzaga 57-51. Story to come.

Gonzaga leads WSU at halftime

Gonzaga, boosted by scoring runs of 11-0 and 9-0, leads Washington State 32-26 at halftime Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center. WSU trailed by 12 points until a 6-0 flurry to close the half. GU's Shelby Cheslek and Haiden Palmer have a game-high eight points.

Full house awaits WSU-Gonzaga

Washington State and Gonzaga will tip off in 20 minutes at a sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center. WSU enters with a 3-7 record while the Bulldogs are 10-3. For both teams, it's their final nonconference game before starting conference play next week. GU has won the last four games in the series.

WSU, Gonzaga continue tight series

Washington State travels to Gonzaga for a 2 p.m. nonconference game on Saturday before a sellout crowd. The last two games, won by Gonzaga, have come down to the final seconds. Read story

Dayton women ride high

One year ago in Las Vegas, the Gonzaga women defeated Dayton 82-76. Dayton was 6-4 after the loss. Now the Flyers are 12-0 and one of the biggest surprises of the 2012-13 season. Read story

Presley takes positive steps

This week's women's basketball notebook leads with Washington State sophomore point guard Tia Presley, the Gonzaga Prep product who is bouncing back from last year's season-ending injury. Read story

Redmon’s career night ignites Gonzaga

Jazmine Redmon kept finding the big players inside Thursday as Gonzaga strolled to a 97-62 win over visiting Idaho. Both teams will take a holiday break until Dec. 29. Read story

Zags zip past Idaho

Balanced scoring and superb passing led Gonzaga's women to a 97-62 nonconference win over visiting Idaho on Thursday night. Both teams now take a holiday break until Dec. 29. Story to come.