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UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Gonzaga women embrace journey that led to regular-season title, top seed in West Coast Conference Tournament

It began almost 12 months ago in a sullen locker-room on the campus of Stanford University, where the Zags had just lost their first-round NCAA Tournament game to the host …


Best is yet to come: Gonzaga women must take care of business at WCC Tournament in hopes of hosting NCAA rounds

Should the Gonzaga women advance to Tuesday’s West Coast Conference Tournament final, they could face BYU for a third time after a pair of two-point losses to the Cougars.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Gonzaga women focusing on the finer details during lengthy break before WCC Tournament

The Gonzaga women spent Wednesday afternoon working on a few fine points. They certainly have the time – perhaps too much.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC Coach of the Year; senior trio on first team

For the fourth time in her five years in charge of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program, Lisa Fortier is the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

No. 14 Gonzaga women could be here or there come NCAA Tournament time

Will they stay or will they go? Gonzaga women’s basketball fans will be asking that question for two more weeks, even if the Zags manage to win another West Coast …


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, 5:35 p.m.

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton, Chandler Smith ready for spotlight ahead of Senior Day

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Chandler Smith and Laura Stockton had perhaps their best combined game of the season on Thursday in a big win over Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Trio of seniors helps Gonzaga women pull away late in rout of Pepperdine

Apparently, Senior Day couldn’t get here soon enough for the Gonzaga women, so they decided to celebrate two days early.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Chandler Smith’s hard-working mindset follows her from Brewster ranch to basketball court at Gonzaga

For three years, thousands of Gonzaga fans have watched Chandler Smith do a little of everything and have fun at the same time in this, her senior year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier named one of 15 finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year award

Other finalists include eight-time winner Geno Aueriemma of Connecticut; Muffett McGraw of defending NCAA champ Notre Dame; Kim Mulkey of Baylor and Tara Vanderveer of Stanford.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women keeping focus on the court ahead of Senior Day festivities

It’s easier to keep your eyes on the prize when you’re not daubing them with a tissue.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s seniors will say goodbye, then possibly come back for more

Three Gonzaga seniors – Laura Stockton, Zykera Rice and Chandler Smith – will play their final games this week at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Unless Gonzaga is seeded in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

No. 15 Gonzaga women clamp down on San Francisco 64-44

Chandler Smith scored 14 points, Zykera Rice added 12 and No. 15 Gonzaga handed San Francisco its seventh straight loss 64-44. Jill Townsend added 10 points for the Bulldogs (25-3, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Still plenty to play for as Gonzaga women visit struggling San Francisco

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier has been saying it all year: There’s more parity this year in the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton lead No. 15 Gonzaga women to 74-61 win

Zykera Rice scored 15 points and Laura Stockton added 13 while moving into third place on No. 15 Gonzaga’s career assist list and the Bulldogs defeated Santa Clara 74-61 on …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball knows it has ‘less room for error’ on road trip to Santa Clara, San Francisco

The Zags are 23-3 overall and ranked 15th in the nation, but at 12-2 are just one game ahead of BYU in the West Coast Conference race going into the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women still projected to host NCAA Tournament games after close loss to BYU

There was no finger-pointing, coach Lisa Fortier said after Tuesday’s practice ahead of the Zags’ final road trip of the regular season.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Second loss to BYU only dropped Zags two spots in AP poll

Perhaps Gonzaga’s


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga women’s backs up against the bubble after another last-second loss to BYU

Even a full month out from Selection Monday, there was an angsty little subtext mixed into Saturday’s doings at McCarthey Athletic Center that went beyond how much space exists between …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s comeback attempt comes up short as BYU tops Bulldogs again

Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to ‘right the ship’ when BYU visits the Kennel

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big game against BYU, Lisa Fortier didn’t want to talk about revenge.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

Zykera Rice, No. 13 Gonzaga rout San Diego 71-44

The Gonzaga women are cruising to another West Coast Conference title, but they’re not driving while distracted.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.


Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

No. 13 Gonzaga women cruise to 93-62 win over Portland

Zykera Rice had 14 points and Laura Stockton scored 13 to help No. 13 Gonzaga beat Portland 93-62 and extend its win streak to six games. Jill Townsend added 12 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball brings balanced approach to contest at Portland

A self-described student of the game, Gonzaga guard Katie Campbell smiles when she looks at her team’s season stats.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Finding her range: Gonzaga’s Katie Campbell has settled into do-it-all role on, off the court

When you’re among the best long-range shooters in college basketball, expectations can get a bit surreal.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball earns program-best No. 12 ranking in USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team made a little more history Tuesday.