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Point guard Laura Stockton (11) is back for her junior season at Gonzaga. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball opens WCC play Dec. 28 on the road

Gonzaga will open defense of its West Coast Conference women’s basketball title at Pacific on Dec. 28 and finish at home against BYU on Feb. 24, the league announced on Tuesday. For the second straight season, the WCC will go ...

Katie Campbell, left, will provide Gonzaga with depth on the wing next season. (Ventura College)

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign JC transfer shooting guard Katie Campbell

Moving swiftly to fill a sudden vacancy, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has signed a junior college shooting guard out of California. Katie Campbell, who scored 18.4 points a game for Ventura College in Oxnard, California, last year, will ...

Gonzaga guard Laura Stockton, right, was inspired by what she saw the men’s team do at the Final Four. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Success of men’s team source of inspiration for Gonzaga women

Watching Gonzaga in the championship game of the men’s NCAA Tournament last week is something Laura Stockton won’t forget. The point guard for GU’s women’s basketball team joined her father, Hall of Famer John Stockton, in Glendale, Arizona, to watch ...

Gonzaga’s Chandler Smith (center) is ready to get back at it. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women ready to get back at it despite NCAA loss

SEATTLE – Her season had just ended with a tough loss and a sore nose, but Chandler Smith was ready to get back on the court. Or at least the weight room, because offseason workouts are just around the corner. ...

After a standout career at Gonzaga, Kiara Kudron will play professionally in Spain. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Rough first quarter left Gonzaga women playing catch-up against Oklahoma

SEATTLE – Laura Stockton’s body language said it all. After another Oklahoma 3-point shot in the first quarter, Gonzaga’s sophomore point guard let her shoulders slump. “I was frustrated that we were giving them those opportunities to get those,” Stockton ...

Point guard Laura Stockton (11) is back for her junior season at Gonzaga. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Oklahoma holds off Gonzaga women in NCAAs, 75-62

SEATTLE – Elle Tinkle managed a brave face after her last college basketball game. Through teary eyes, she patiently explained what went wrong in Gonzaga’s 75-62 NCAA tournament loss to Oklahoma: The brutal start, the poor long-range shooting and the ...

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier talks at practice on Friday before the Zags take on Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament. (Elaine Thompson / Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women hope to run past Oklahoma in NCAA Tournament

SEATTLE – Come Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga will match its transition game against Oklahoma’s forbidding strength in the paint. And that will decide the outcome of Saturday’s first-round NCAA women’s tournament game at Alaska Airlines Arena. If only it were that ...

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta (13) and Gonzaga guard Chandler Smith (30) chase a loose ball during the first half of the WCC title game. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Deep bench has paid off for Gonzaga women

SEATTLE – Gonzaga is the lower seed in Saturday’s first-round game against Oklahoma, but the Bulldogs won’t be out of their depth. That’s because GU may be one of the deepest teams in the tournament, with 11 players seeing double-digit ...

Gonzaga’s Elle Tinkle joins her teammates in celebrating a 76-64 win over host Oregon State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament in Corvallis in 2015. (TIMOTHY J. GONZALEZ / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

Gonzaga women take shot at returning to 11th heaven in NCAA Tournament

SEATTLE – The biggest understatement of the women’s basketball season was uttered on Monday by Gonzaga senior Elle Tinkle, after the Bulldogs drew an 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament. “Eleven seeds are something we’ve been OK with,” Tinkle said ...

Gonzaga’s Emma Wolfram dives on the ground to battle San Francisco forward Hashima Carothers for a loose ball in their WCC semifinal game. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Emma Wolfram, Gonzaga women have a healthy shot at advancing in NCAAs

Emma Wolfram is healthy and the Gonzaga women are back in the NCAA Tournament. That’s no coincidence. Two years ago, the Bulldogs reached the Sweet 16 partly because of a breakout postseason from the versatile 6-foot-5 post from Kamloops, British ...

Oklahoma forward Shaya Kellogg, left, and guards Gioya Carter, center, and Derica Wyatt, right during Senior Day in Norman, Oklahoma, on Feb. 27. (Alonzo Adams / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Gonzaga women face Oklahoma team that’s fast, physical

The NCAA has dangled a great big carrot in front of the Oklahoma women’s basketball team. But first comes the stick. On Selection Monday, the Sooners received not only a lower-than-expected sixth seed, but marching orders to play in distant ...

Gonzaga's Elle Tinkle, Zykera Rice and Kiara Kudron take a selfie during a selection show watch party on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. 
Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / Spokesman Review)

Mon., March 13, 2017

Gonzaga women’s Selection Monday 2017

The Gonzaga women gathered in the Herak Club Room to watch the CBS Selection Monday Show. The Lady Zags were named the No. 11 seed in the West Region for the 2017 NCAA women’s basketball tournament and will play Oklahoma in Seattle.

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta scored a WCC Championship record of 37 points against Saint Mary's. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Gonzaga women focus on themselves, not NCAA guessing game

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier doesn’t sweat the small stuff. That includes the uncertainties of the NCAA Tournament, including who, where and when the Zags will play this week. Instead, her players are just working up a sweat preparing ...

Season status

Record: 27-6 (14-4)

Previous game:
Gonzaga 86, Saint Mary's 75

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