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UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Guard Cierra Walker will transfer from Vanderbilt to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s outside shooting game is going to get more help, though perhaps not until the fall of 2020. Former Vanderbilt guard Cierra Walker, one of the top perimeter shooters in …


Kat Tudor scores 27, No. 17 Oregon State women top Washington State 71-53

Kat Tudor hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, both career highs, Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec had double-doubles and No. 17 Oregon State pulled away for its eighth-straight win, …


Dave Boling: Kelsey Plum may be toughest athlete in Huskies history

Kelsey Plum actually made a mistake on the night of her historic performance in the Washington women’s runaway basketball win over Oklahoma.


Mississippi State thrives with father-daughter combo of Vic Schaefer, Blair Schaefer

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer and guard Blair Schaefer established the separation between father-daughter and coach-player nearly a decade ago when Blair was in seventh grade.


NCAA women’s basketball fans learn to pronounce Quinnipiac

The first thing folks at Quinnipiac want you to know is how to say the school’s name.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

NCAA women’s tournament: Second-seeded Oregon State survives Long Beach State’s upset bid

Breanna Brown scored 12 points and second-seeded Oregon State held off feisty No. 15 seed Long Beach State in the final minute to eke out a 56-55 victory Friday in …


Pac-12 living up to its billing in NCAA women’s tournament

Throughout the season, the metrics kept saying the Pac-12 Conference was the best in the country.


Seems as if Lady Vols, Terps were made for each other

The battle tonight in Spokane to reach the Final Four pits two teams that have been on a collision course ever since Maryland upset Tennessee last year in the Sweet …


No. 1 seed Maryland ousts Duke in Spokane regional semifinals

Brenda Frese has no problem with her Maryland women’s basketball team missing shots. What Frese can’t abide is passing up an open shot.


Louisville stands in way of UConn’s eighth title

NEW ORLEANS – Geno Auriemma has never lost an NCAA women’s basketball championship game. Of course, his UConn Huskies haven’t had to face a team like upstart Louisville, which has …


Pac-12 picks KeyArena for women’s tourney

Pac-12 women’s basketball has a new home in the Northwest. In a move that commissioner Larry Scott said will generate unprecedented television exposure for the sport and a better game …


Aggies conquer

INDIANAPOLIS – No one was paying too much attention last week when Texas A&M coach Gary Blair proclaimed: “We’re going to win a national championship.” Who could have known what …


Diggins drives Irish into women’s Final Four at Indy

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In her middle-school days, Skylar Diggins often was too young to get into the parties she wanted to attend. She found her way around that by …


Graves signs 10-year deal with Gonzaga

Fresh from taking the Gonzaga women’s basketball team to the NCAA round of eight, coach Kelly Graves said Friday he has signed a 10-year contract to remain at the school.


Graves repeats vow to stay with Gonzaga women’s basketball

Kelly Graves made it official – again. The Gonzaga women’s basketball coach said he was not interested in the same position at the University of Washington, although he was on …


Texas A&M, Connecticut women advance to Final Four

Sydney Carter scored 22 points and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor – when it counted the most. The Aggies are going to the NCAA Final Four for the first time …


Vandersloot lands on AP second team

Courtney Vandersloot achieved another milestone on Tuesday, becoming the first Gonzaga and West Coast Conference women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press second-team All-American honors.


Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …


GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …


Gonzaga women zoom to first Elite Eight

They are Elite. The magical season for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team continued Saturday night – to the delight of 10,717 fans at the Spokane Arena – as the Bulldogs …


Stanford slips past Tar Heels to set up final with Zags

A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in sight.


Blanchette: Bekkering steps up when Zags need new star

Say, that wasn’t entirely the Gonzaga group hug everyone began anticipating. For a few minutes there, throats couldn’t have been tighter if a drill sergeant with a toothbrush and latrines …


Bekkering steps up when Gonzaga needs new star

Say this about the Bulldogs’ 76-69 victory over Louisville on Saturday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Routine went on vacation. But with the result …


Stanford wins, will play Gonzaga

A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in the Cardinal’s site.


Gonzaga women reach Elite Eight

The Gonzaga women’s basketball survived a frenetic Louisville second-half rally, and the Bulldogs are headed to their first Elite Eight.


Stanford women hope for fast start against North Carolina

Slow starts and fast finishes have been the pattern for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team in the postseason. In Stanford’s Sweet 16-qualifying win Monday, it built a 38-30 halftime …


Young fan makes friends with Gonzaga’s Schick

Kiandra Jacobsen went to her first Gonzaga women’s basketball game this season. It was the Bulldogs’ season opener. The 12-year-old sixth-grader from Sheridan Elementary was immediately hooked.


Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team

Sometime Friday, the 10,000th ticket was sold to tonight’s regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena, so the latest cult of Gonzaga hoops is officially …


Gonzaga takes on Louisville at the Spokane Arena

Louisville has been through the Big East wars and just produced what is probably the biggest upset of the opening weekend of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Cardinals believe …