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CORVALLIS, Ore. – With one upset in the books, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team seeks another today on the home court of the Pac-12 champions for the chance to play in Spokane for the Sweet 16. No. 11 seed Gonzaga (25-7) plays No. 3 seed Oregon State (27-4) in Gill Coliseum at 4 p.m. today in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The No. 10 Beavers beat No. 14 seed South Dakota State 74-62 on Friday to advance.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – As coach Scott Rueck sees it, Oregon State’s journey to the Pac-12 Conference title began with a courageous first step from Jamie Weisner. The former Clarkston High star could have taken the road more traveled, the one that led her every summer to basketball camps at Gonzaga. Family and friends already awaited her in Spokane. So did a tradition of winning at GU.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Throw out the seeds. All indications point to a barn burner when the Gonzaga and George Washington women’s basketball teams square off today at the NCAA tournament. Both the sixth-seeded Colonials and the 11th-seeded Bulldogs dominated their conferences. Both have tenacious defenses that fuel fast breaks and both have huge post players who can control most opponents in the paint.
You can, perhaps, forgive a coach who gives an interview in the heat of the moment after learning his team’s seeding for a game across the country against an unfamiliar opponent.
Wednesday: The college basketball regular seasons are about over. Which means before we can get to the meat of the schedule, the NCAA tournament, we have to endure awards season. The West Coast Conference got a jump on everyone yesterday when it announced its all-conference teams and other assorted awards, leading to a bunch of “what-the-heck-were-they-thinking” comments on social media. Gonzaga fans were ecstatic about the men’s awards – as well they should be with the school sweeping every major honor – and disgruntled about the women’s – tri-coaches of the year has to be some sort of joke, right?
First-year Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier was named Tuesday the West Coast Conference co-coach of the year after leading the Zags to their 11th consecutive league title.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels made it a game, but the Gonzaga women’s basketball team shot its way to an 80-72 victory Thursday night to earn its 11th consecutive West Coast Conference crown. The Bulldogs set a record with their first 15-0 start in conference play to allow Lisa Fortier to cut down the nets in her first season as head coach.
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team couldn’t get out of its own way to start the game, but the Bulldogs turned on the jets and raced to a commanding 76-49 win Thursday night over Santa Clara. Gonzaga senior Keani Albanez scored a career-high 22 points as the Bulldogs (18-4, 11-0 West Coast Conference) won their 12th consecutive game in front of 5,082 fans inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.
A familiar face is coming to the Palouse this week leading a women’s basketball program that looks anything like a contender.
"If I ruled the world, I would forbid any kind of war, especially for any kind of religious or money reasons. I would probably make it easier to travel without any kind of visa or any of that stuff. I would also lower gas and travel expenses."
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team faces a pair of games this weekend that will go a long way toward deciding the conference championship.
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team finally trailed in a conference game when Portland hit its opening shot Saturday. But it didn’t last long as the Bulldogs raced to a 79-57 victory before 5,072 fans at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga (10-4, 3-0 WCC) came into the game having led for the last 104 minutes, including never trailing in big wins last week over BYU and San Diego.
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team found itself with an early deficit after the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds outhustled the Zags to almost every rebound and loose ball. But the Bulldogs (7-4) turned up the effort midway through the first half and willed themselves to a 70-51 win in front of 5,251 fans at McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs turned up the effort midway through the first half and defeated Southern Utah 70-51 in a women's basketball game Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Gonzaga roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit pulling away down the stretch to knock off visiting Dayton, 75-65 in the Bulldogs' debut under first-year coach Lisa Fortier.
New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier said she knows who is going to be her point guards but she’s not completely sure who will start on Sunday in the Bulldogs’ first game against No. 22 Dayton.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won or shared 10 straight WCC women’s basketball titles and conference coaches like their chances to make it 11. Gonzaga, under first-year coach Lisa Fortier, was picked first in the coaches’ preseason poll released Monday. GU was selected first on seven of 10 ballots (coaches can’t vote for their own team).
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team opened practice Tuesday with a new head coach for the first time in 14 years and without a clear picture of the guard rotation for at least three years.
New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff Monday with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband. Fortier hired Craig Fortier, who had been the top men’s assistant at Eastern Washington. He joins fellow assistant coaches Jordan Green and Stacy Clinesmith.
New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff today with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband.