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Analysis: Gonzaga women produce plenty of highlight moments in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over San Francisco

The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, Barta’s 3 that finally dropped in the fourth quarter, Jill Townsend’s three-point play near the end of the game and Chandler Smith’s steal and breakaway layup that tied the score at 20 are just a few.

Highlights: (6) Gonzaga 88, San Francisco 60

Top-seeded Gonzaga led by as many as 23 in the first half and made quick work of No. 4 San Francisco 88-60 in Las Vegas on Monday, March 5, 2018 to advance to the WCC championship game for the 21st consecutive season.

John Blanchette: Zags to the MWC? That’s hysterical, or good sense

Wandered down to the sports book at the Orleans Casino and, you guessed it, those best of buddies and Zags fans, Hysteria and Horse Sense, were sitting side by side with Bloody Marys in hand, finding a way to fill up the West Coast Conference Tournament’s day off. And the topic was hardly a surprise, since it’s all anyone is talking about down here.

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date with fourth-seeded San Francisco at 6 p.m. at Orleans Arena.

Analysis: Gonzaga toughs out another tough first-round WCC Tournament win

For all of Gonzaga’s success in WCC tournaments, the first-round matchup has often been as hard on the Zags as the later rounds. That was the scene Saturday at Orleans Arena when the top-seeded Zags trailed No. 8 Loyola Marymount for much of the first half and led by just three midway through the second.