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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Gonzaga women earn program-best No. 10 ranking in latest USA Today coaches poll

Until this week, no GU women’s team had broken into the top 10 of the coaches or the Associated Press media poll.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Gonzaga women move up to 11th in AP poll

In every way, the Gonzaga women are back on track.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga women turning great defense into strong offense ahead of trip to Pepperdine

Twenty minutes of game time is a small sample size, but the Gonzaga women appear to be recapturing their offensive rhythm.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga women look to improve aim against Loyola Marymount while eyeing outright WCC title

Last weekend, the Zags swept USF and Santa Clara by holding those teams to 34% shooting and dominating on the boards.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named Naismith coach of the year late-season candidate

The Naismith list will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists on March 4, and the finalists will be revealed on March 19.

Bulldogs climb two spots to No. 13 in AP poll

Moments after putting away Santa Clara and capping Senior Day with another conference title, Gonzaga Coach Lisa Fortier was equal parts cheerful and relieved.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Always looking for the fastbreak, Gonzaga senior guard Jessie Loera trying to slow down and enjoy Senior Day

Saturday’s game against Santa Clara will also serve as Senior Day for Loera and put her on the spot no matter what happens in the game.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga women have chance to cut down nets on emotional Senior Day against Santa Clara

Emotions are sure to flow Saturday afternoon at the McCarthey Athletic Center as the Gonzaga women celebrate Senior Day.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga senior Katie Campbell not letting her injury get in the way of being the Bulldogs’ ultimate leader

As her teammates warmed up on the practice floor Tuesday afternoon, Katie Campbell grabbed a basketball and started shooting 3-pointers.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Gonzaga women keep focus forward after losses on, off the court last week

As the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice Tuesday afternoon, Jill Townsend was asked whether it was difficult to play while wearing a protective facemask.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Gonzaga women fall to 15th in AP poll

The last time the Gonzaga women lost a basketball game, the media was so impressed, they put the Zags in the Top 25. Not so on Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Gonzaga women, Saint Mary’s have gone in different directions since Bulldogs’ beatdown last month

Perhaps it was that disastrous game in Spokane four weeks ago, but the Saint Mary’s women haven’t been the same since.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Knee injury ends season for Gonzaga standout guard Katie Campbell

Gonzaga women’s basketball standout Katie Campbell will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury she suffered in last week’s win over Brigham Young, the school announced …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Rotation reshuffle: Gonzaga women have several lineup options following Katie Campbell injury

And citing privacy rules, GU also hasn’t shared details on the severity of Campbell’s injury, though she is definitely out for this week’s crucial road trip to Pacific and Saint …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Two significant injuries give No. 11 Gonzaga women that same eerie feeling

The Gonzaga women’s players and coaches can’t shake the numbness. “It’s such a strange feeling,” Bulldogs coach Lisa Fortier said Monday, two days after the Zags

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

John Blanchette: With a top-10 ranking on the horizon, Gonzaga women’s basketball is more than ready to step into the national spotlight

Jeff Judkins is one of those rare head coaches in college basketball who wanders out from the locker room to take in even the earliest portion of warmups instead of …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Katie Campbell injured as No. 12 Gonzaga women earn regular-season sweep of BYU

Katie Campbell scored 17 points and made five steals before suffering a leg injury as No. 12 Gonzaga defeated rival BYU 59-44 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Gonzaga women hoping to stop history from repeating itself ahead of BYU visit

In other words, it’s the same scenario as last year, when BYU came into the Kennel and blew it all up.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Gonzaga women look to continue solid shooting as San Diego comes to town

The Gonzaga women are shooting for one of the best seasons in program history partly because their aim has been so darn good this year.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Group of male practice players the ‘unsung heroes’ for Gonzaga women’s basketball

As they sweat through another long practice, the male practice players at Gonzaga know one thing. This isn’t about them. It never is.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Streaking Gonzaga up a spot to 12th in women’s Top 25

The Gonzaga women are halfway through the West Coast Conference season, and things couldn’t be going much better. The Zags moved up to 12th in this week’s Associated Press poll, …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Twins Kayleigh Truong, Kaylynne Truong enjoying every moment of freshman season at Gonzaga

When the snowstorms hit Spokane last week, Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong still hadn’t found time to buy some winter boots.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

13th-ranked Gonzaga women look to keep lengthy winning streak alive as Pepperdine visits the Kennel

The Gonzaga women are a focused bunch – how else do you win 18 games out of 19?

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Gonzaga women move up to 13th in AP poll

The Gonzaga women moved up three spots to 13th in this week’s Associated Press poll, just one notch below the program high of last year’s team.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Opportunity to rise in rankings awaits Gonzaga women ahead of visit to San Francisco

Currently 16th in the Associated Press, the Zags will certainly move up after No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 Florida State and No. 15 Indiana lost on Thursday night.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga women focused on Bay Area trip, not moving up in the polls

Asked on Tuesday about all the upsets last weekend in women’s basketball, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was both hopeful and cautious.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Gonzaga women remain No. 16; Jenn Wirth named player of week

Unlike several other teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Gonzaga women avoided the upset bug. However, despite the turmoil – 11 ranked teams lost at least one …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Gonzaga women find time to focus on fixes during impressive West Coast Conference win at BYU

The big game all but won, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier was still looking at the little things.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga seeks revenge after three painful losses to BYU last season

The Gonzaga women won 29 games last year and lost only five, but three of those defeats came at the hands of West Coast Conference rival BYU.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga women not allowing limited bench to be an excuse ahead of BYU showdown

For Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier, the best takeaway from Sunday’s narrow escape against Portland came in the film room.