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Point guards are talk of the town in Spokane Regional

Like the pitcher in baseball and the quarterback in football, everything starts with the point guard in basketball. That’s why the Arena is the place to be tonight for the …


Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Bulldogs

Virtually every basketball phenomenon is rooted in some sort of early humility and marked by baby steps, stubbed toes or unrequited hopes which serve as a foundation for the sort …


Stanford vs. North Carolina in women’s nightcap

Top-seeded Stanford plays North Carolina in the second game of the Spokane Regional at the Arena on Saturday night.


Gonzaga women take on Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals, coming off an upset of Xavier, take on high-octane Gonzaga at the Spokane Arena on Saturday in their Sweet 16 matchup.


Defender from Down Under

The longest pause in Gonzaga’s game with UCLA in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday came when Bulldogs forward Kelly Bowen got whacked in the nose. While she sat …


Ohio State women’s coach Foster pulls no punches about Lady Vols

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State coach Jim Foster spent 11 years at Vanderbilt battling the women’s basketball juggernaut just 160 or so miles away that is mighty Tennessee. He gets …


Selection committee gave Gonzaga’s women big advantage

So how cool is it that the Gonzaga Bulldogs not only won their first two games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – both wildly entertaining affairs on their own …


‘Mr. Cranky’ takes issue with GU’s advantage

Hello. Mr. Cranky here to siphon the sunshine out of a giddy civic moment.


Bowen helps GU in every way

Kelly Bowen has the ability to guard a power forward to a high-scoring guard, versatility the Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-4) are going to need when they face seventh-seeded Louisville (22-12) Saturday …


Zags set sights on Louisville

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Zags wary of conquerors of Xavier

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Gonzaga women will meet Louisville in regional semifinal

Women’s basketball: A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel (pictured) scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that …


Gonzaga women will meet Louisville

A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that swept Louisville to …


UCLA women use defense to knock out Montana

Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins. The third-seeded Bruins found just enough offense the final 3 …


Bjorklund scores 13 points as Tennessee women crush Stetson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Pat Summitt hopes her deep bench equals a long run in the NCAA tournament. All 13 Lady Volunteers played before halftime and all of them …


NCAA women’s notebook: Graves praises GU stars

Kelly Graves insists he is out of words to describe his sensational point guard, Courtney Vandersloot. The Gonzaga coach came through in the clutch Saturday after Vandersloot scored a career-high …


UCLA dispatches Montana, faces GU on Monday

Defense kept the University of Montana women’s basketball team in the game, and defense won it for the UCLA Bruins.


Vandersloot, Standish lead GU past Iowa

For those who wondered what the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would do when faced with meaningful possessions down the stretch of a close game, the answer was revealed Saturday afternoon …


NCAA women’s capsules

3 UCLA Region: Spokane


Giant-killer?

The University of Montana women’s basketball team hasn’t played a team like UCLA. So count Montana coach Robin Selvig as being just as curious as anybody. His 14th-seeded Grizzlies (18-14) …


Gonzaga women not sorry they aren’t on the road

The Gonzaga Bulldogs don’t believe they are missing the NCAA experience by playing at home. “It’s a little bit different just because we’re not in a hotel. Just being around …


Stronger than ever

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – North Carolina forward Jessica Breland’s game is rounding into shape after she missed all of last season while battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although her strength and stamina can …


To the swiftest?

Iowa has experience against high-octane offenses orchestrated by highly regarded point guards, but it hasn’t always been a good experience. The third-highest scoring team in the Big Ten has eight …


No early looks at women’s teams

Women’s basketball fans who thought a day relaxing in the comfortable chairs at McCarthey Athletic Center watching four teams go through their pre-NCAA tournament practice were turned away Friday afternoon.


Gonzaga, Iowa face off in women’s opener

Iowa (22-8), seeded sixth in the Spokane Regional, meets 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-4) Saturday afternoon at 1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in a matchup of …


Schick contributes in her own way for Gonzaga women

There is no joking about Carter Schick’s contribution to the team, even if some of it is as the team crack-up. As Bulldogs coach Kelly Graves said, “Somebody on every …


Life’s hurdles don’t deter Montana’s Katie Baker

Katie Baker is a glass-full person. And she counts her blessings daily. The former Lake City High (Coeur d’Alene) basketball standout can check one goal off her list. When she …


A glance at Gonzaga women’s bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed taking on No. 6 Iowa on Saturday in a Spokane Regional game at McCarthey Athletic Center. The other game at McCarthey has No. …


UConn tops Stanford for back-to-back titles

SAN ANTONIO – There was no panic in the locker room. No pep talk, either. Maya Moore and her Connecticut Huskies knew the score. “It couldn’t get any worse,” she …


Cardinal set for challenge

SAN ANTONIO – Hold up on the Connecticut coronation. Sure, UConn is on the greatest run in women’s college basketball history, and yes it has torn through the NCAA tournament. …