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UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Are the Zags a one seed or a two? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out

LAS VEGAS – Rewind to last week and Gonzaga entered the postseason kicking around the pros and cons of the old rust-vs.-rest debate.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s faceplant in WCC Tournament may be most painful come Selection Sunday

Have you heard about the new March Madness Savings Time? If you’re the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you set your clocks back to a No. 2 seed.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s offense misfires in upset loss to Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s offense, a record-setting cornerstone throughout the season, labored through a miserable night, setting a handful of records at the opposite end of the spectrum.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga guards sputter, score just 12 points in championship game loss to Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins, Zach Norvell Jr. and Geno Crandall haven’t had to be the best players on the court most games, largely because the Zags have two All-America candidates patrolling the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Gaels’ 60-47 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 60-47 loss to Saint Mary’s in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 82-68 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from BYU’s 82-68 victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


West Coast Conference agrees to three-year extension to hold tournaments at Orleans Arena

The tournaments have been a hit at the turnstiles with Gonzaga followers often numbering 4,000-5,000 strong inside the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Saint Mary’s stuns No. 1 Gonzaga in low-scoring WCC championship game

Jordan Hunter notched a double-double of 15 rebounds and 12 points as second-seeded Saint Mary’s stunned top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Gonzaga 60-47 in the WCC Tournament championship game on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Gonzaga laments second-quarter troubles in title-game loss to BYU

The Zags left Orleans Arena feeling as though they’d done their part in three of those quarters, but playing well 75 percent of the time didn’t suffice against a Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Analysis: WCC championship loss to BYU ‘a step in the journey’ for Gonzaga women

Brenna Chase poured in 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as second-seeded BYU downed top-seeded Gonzaga 82-68 to win the WCC Tournament title on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.


No cowbell doesn’t deter Gonzaga grad and superfan Stacey Fott from cheering her team

If you’ve ever been to one of the conference tournament games in Las Vegas to watch the Zags play during the past decade or so, you’ve almost certainly heard Stacey …


President Thayne McCulloh sports Gonzaga tartan at pep rally

The leader of the Zags has been known to come to the West Coast Conference rally in various wild outfits – like showing up last year in a full Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga uses efficient offense to breeze by Pepperdine, into WCC championship game

Killian Tillie returned to the court for the first time since Feb. 7 and promptly hit a 3-pointer in an arena where he can’t seem to miss from distance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

John Blanchette: Killian Tillie’s reemergence gives Gonzaga the house edge at WCC Tournament

Anyone have the guts to get this wager down before tipoff Monday night? Killian Tillie, tournament MVP.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Corey Kispert submits another workmanlike effort for Gonzaga in takedown of Pepperdine

The duties vary for Kispert, but the forward’s job Monday night was taking nine shots from the field, scoring 11 points, snatching five rebounds and playing blue-collar defense throughout Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 100-74 victory over the Waves

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 100-74 victory over Waves in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-77 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 78-77 victory over Saint Mary’s in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women welcome third shot at topping BYU, this time with WCC title on the line

There will be motivation aplenty for Gonzaga and BYU in Tuesday’s West Coast Conference title game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes return to court after seven-game absence, hits trio of early 3’s

Mark Few didn’t wait long to bring Killian Tillie off Gonzaga’s bench and Tillie didn’t wait long to leave his print on Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal against Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga down, but never out in gutsy victory over Saint Mary’s

Their gruesome falls to the court and the injuries that forced them to hobble out of Orleans Arena on crutches after the Monday afternoon women’s semifinals of the West Coast …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women overcome pair of injuries, rally for double-overtime victory against Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals

Zykera Rice hit a layup as time expired and top-seeded Gonzaga held off fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s 78-77 in a double-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga keeps its focus after injuries to guards Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend

The only type of nightmare that could rival losing a meaningful game in March played out for the top-seeded Gonzaga women Monday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Twice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Gaels’ Megan McKay comes into game in good form

In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

With home date unlikely, Zag women still must retain focus in WCC semifinal

Like it or not, the Zags appear to be slotted into a five seed and destined to play next week at some ag-tech campus in Ames, Iowa; College Station, Texas; …