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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: 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 …


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.


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, 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; …


Can’t miss moments: Win over Stanford, WCC dominance top list of season highlights for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The 14th-ranked Bulldogs finished 16-2 in West Coast Conference play, one game ahead of second-place Brigham Young. The Zags finished 27-3 overall and enter the conference tournament on a four-game …


Top 25 roundup: Asia Durr leads No. 3 Louisville women past Pitt 67-40

Asia Durr scored 17 points, and No. 3 Louisville beat Pittsburgh 67-40 on Sunday to claim a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title for the second straight season, at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch outright conference title with hard-fought win over Loyola Marymount

It was a great day to be a Zag, that was undisputed. So was the West Coast Conference championship, which the Gonzaga earned the hard way on Senior Day at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Women’s basketball: No. 7 Stanford beats Washington State 67-42

DiJonai Carrington had 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists as No. 7 Stanford beat Washington State 67-42 on Friday night in Pullman for its fifth straight victory.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Women’s basketball roundup: Peanut Tuitele scores 23, Colorado beats Washington State 72-61

Peanut Tuitele scored a season-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting to help Colorado beat Washington State 72-61 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Women’s basketball roundup: Vandals hold off Montana

Taylor Pierce and Mikayla Ferenz scored 23 points apiece on Thursday night as Idaho held off Montana 76-68 in a Big Sky contest in Moscow. Pierce hit 5 of 10 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Women’s basketball roundup: Japreece Dean sets UCLA free throw mark, Bruins beat Washington State

Japreece Dean, who had 11 points, made all five of her free throws in the game and passed Michelle Greco’s record of 32 from the 2002-03 season.


College women’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: Arike Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw wins 900th

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 UConn rallies past Oklahoma

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No. 2 Connecticut takes early lead, dominates No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71

Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. …


NCAA Women’s Top 25: Sabrina Ionesco lead No. 3 Oregon past Buffalo, 102-82

Sabrina Ionescu had her 12th career triple double, Ruthy Hebard added 25 points and No. 3 Oregon cruised past Buffalo 102-82 on Sunday. Ionescu finished with 12 points, 10 assists …


Don’t blink: Four players to watch in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the Spokane Regional

It will be a star-studded affair this weekend in the Spokane Arena, when the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the women’s NCAA Tournament comes to town. Here’s a …


Eastern Washington’s Lynn Hickey helped pave path to national prominence for women’s college basketball

When Chennedy Carter hit a winning shot last weekend to send Texas A&M to the Spokane Regional, she thanked her coaches, her teammates and all the fans in Aggieland. Perhaps …


DePaul defeats Gonzaga women with 3-point barrage

Chandler Smith scored a career-high 19 points and DePaul made 17 3-pointers in an 88-71 victory over Gonzaga at the women’s Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas.


Women’s Top 25: Maryland Terrapins drub Mount St. Mary’s

Brionna Jones had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Maryland rout Mount St. Mary’s 106-42 on Friday night in College Park, Maryland.


Women’s basketball: Pierce sets 3-point record in Vandals’ win over Iowa State

Idaho freshman Taylor Pierce made a school-record nine 3-pointers and finished with 27 points as the Vandals routed Iowa State, a perennial NCAA Tournament team, 97-65 at the Cancun Challenge …


EWU wins at buzzer - again

Two nights after fellow senior Melissa Williams buried a game-winner in the closing seconds, senior Hayley Hodgins played copycat scoring on a pull-up jumper with 3 seconds remaining – this …