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David Stockton got the Zags fired up early in the WCC championship game in Las Vegas on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Day after BYU

Gonzaga took all the guesswork – other than seeding, opponent and location -- out of Selection Sunday by winning the WCC Tournament title over BYU on Tuesday. Had the Zags lost, most pundits still had them in the NCAA field as an at-large team but...

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Zags roll to another WCC title

Gonzaga rode its defense to another WCC title. The Bulldogs limited BYU to 14 first-half points and cruised to a 71-57 victory Tuesday in the championship game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Keani Albanez led the way with 20 points, Sunny Greinacher added 16...

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Gonzaga women advance to championship game

Haiden Palmer scored 16 points, Lindsay Sherbert had 14 in the first half and Shelby Cheslek added 11 points and 14 rebounds Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary's 68-60 on Monday. The victory moves the top-seeded Bulldogs (28-4) into Tuesday's championship game against No. 2 BYU, a...

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Saint Mary's in path of GU men, women

The brackets for the men and women at the WCC tournaments look similar, at least from Gonzaga's perspective. The top four seeds in both tourneys advanced to the semifinals. That means No. 1 Gonzaga will take on No. 4 Saint Mary's twice today. The women...

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Zags down Dons, advance to semis

Gonzaga's top-seeded women withstood a spirited effort from No. 8 San Francisco, posting a 81-68 victory that moves the Bulldogs into Monday's semifinals against No. 4 Saint Mary's, which rallied from 17 down to edge No. 5 San Diego. Here's my game story and John...

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Galdeira, Presley earn All-Conference honors 

From Pullman -- For the first time in school history Washington State had two players earn All-Conference honors in women's hoops. Tia Presley and Lia Galdeira were both named to the All-Pac-12 team as voted by Pac-12 coaches. Fifteen players were named to the team....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

June Daugherty press conference 

OPENING STATEMENT: Good afternoon, everybody. (I'm) proud of our efforts this weekend. I thought that in the Utah game we played 40 minutes of basketball and we've been looking for that on the offensive and defensive end all year. I think it was a real...

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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

Tia Presley voted Pac-12 Player of the Week

From Pullman -- Spokane's own Tia Presley was named the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 10-17. Presley earned her first such honor of the season by averaging 32.0 point and shooting 50 percent from the floor in Washington...

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- We now live in a world in which the Cougars have a winning streak over the Huskies in women's basketball. For perspective, I was turning five the last time that happened, and Grippi was turning 25. The Cougars ended WSU's 36-game winning...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

Video: WSU women react to the win

From Pullman -- Coach June Daugherty and players Lia Galdiera, Tia Presley and Shalie Dheensaw spoke to the media after Washington State's 82-80 victory over Washington in women's basketball. The video of coach Daugherty is below and the players are after the jump.

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Down goes The Streak

From Pullman -- All things, good and bad, come to and end. Except The Simpsons. UW's dominance over WSU in women's basketball came to an end today as the Cougars won, 82-80, for the first time since 1996. Our story, after the jump. ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013



Gonzaga recruit McClard backs out

Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves confirmed Wednesday that the school has granted a release to touted recruit Bayli McClard of Hanford, Calif. McClard, a 6-foot-1 forward who was named the Fresno Bee’s Player of Year in 2012, spent one day in Spokane with her family in...

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Two teams qualify for regional at Arena

Georgia built a big lead, gave it all away in 6 minutes, then bounced back Monday night for a 65-60 win over Iowa State in an NCAA tournament second-round game at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs advance to Saturday's Sweet 16 games at the Arena....

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Destination: Spokane Arena

The field for Saturday's NCAA women's basketball Sweet 16 games at the Spokane Arena will start to take shape tonight. Fourth-seeded Georgia (26-6) and fifth-seeded Iowa State (24-8) will meet in 25 minutes at McCarthey Athletic Center. The winner will play at the Arena on...

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Poor shooting dooms GU in NCAA opener

Gonzaga's stay at the NCAA tournament was short. The Bulldogs stuggled with their field-goal shooting and fell to Iowa State 72-60 in an opener Saturday afternoon at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga finished the season 27-6, with five losses coming when the Bulldogs shot 33 percent...

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Gonzaga drops NCAA tourney opener

Chelsea Poppens, Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson combined for 54 points and Iowa State shot 52 percent from the field Saturday afternoon during a 72-60 win over Gonzaga to open the NCAA tournament at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga's defense forced 23 turnovers and its bench...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

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