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Haylee Andrews, Portland women NCAA Tournament bound, upset San Diego 64-63

Haylee Andrews scored 18 points, including her second-straight game-winner in the final minute, and Portland captured the West Coast Conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time …

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga women must rely on regular-season résumé to earn NCAA Tournament hosting rights after WCC semis loss to Portland

It all seemed so easy, like an extension of warm-ups but with a lot more cheering.

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga-Portland: 3 keys to the Pilots’ victory over the Bulldogs in the women’s WCC Tournament semifinals

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Portland’s 70-69 win at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Gonzaga dominant in first quarter, dormant in second and third during semifinal loss to Portland

What happened in the first quarter only played a small role in the final result and after Gonzaga sputtered in the second and third, the Bulldogs put themselves in a …

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Top-seeded Gonzaga stunned by fourth-seeded Portland, 70-69, in semifinals of WCC Tournament

Gonzaga relinquished a 20-point lead built in the first quarter and the top-seeded Bulldogs couldn’t overcome fourth-seeded Portland for the third time this season, losing 70-69 at the Orleans Arena.

Gonzaga women wary of Portland depite pair of regular-season wins

That old saw about how tough it is to beat a team three times in one season? The Gonzaga women don’t want to hear it.

UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Top-seeded Gonzaga women to face Portland for second time in nine days at WCC Tournament

Nine days after beating the Portland Pilots for the second time, the Gonzaga women will need to do it again on Monday afternoon if they hope to win the West …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth help No. 11 Gonzaga women down Portland 56-42

LeeAnne Wirth had 14 points while twin sister Jenn Wirth had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Gonzaga wrapped up its best regular season in program history with …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga women look to head into WCC Tournament on high note against Portland in regular-season finale

There will be plenty at stake Saturday afternoon when the visiting Gonzaga women take on the Portland Pilots.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ Killian Tillie puts up pair of healthy stat lines

Killian Tillie isn’t at full speed, but his on-court performance suggests otherwise. The senior forward delivered 22 points against Portland and 20 versus Pepperdine, influencing two hard-fought victories, particularly Saturday …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga toughens up in second half, rallies past Portland 85-72

The top-ranked Zags (15-1) rebounded from one of their worse halves of the season – they trailed the Pilots, No. 248 in the NET rankings and picked last in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Gonzaga-Portland: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Pilots

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 85-72 win over Portland at the Chiles Center

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

TV Take: Tale of two halves for Gonzaga in West Coast Conference-opening victory at Portland

You had to wonder what those still-awake college basketball fans east of the Rockies thought when Thursday night’s Gonzaga halftime score flashed across their screen.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Recap and highlights: No. 1 Gonzaga battles past host Portland to start 1-0 in WCC

Killian Tillie scored 22 points, Corey Kispert added 18 and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs fought back from a halftime deficit to beat the host Portland Pilots 85-72 at the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

West Coast Conference improving, but everybody – including BYU and Saint Mary’s – is still chasing Gonzaga

But the same questions remain. Can anybody catch No. 1 Gonzaga? Can anybody break up the Big Three of GU, Saint Mary’s and BYU?

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga-Portland key matchup: Isaiah White still a concern despite recent slump

The Pilots are driven by guards/wings that account for five of the top six scorers. However, top two scorers Isaiah White and JoJo Walker have struggled over the last four …

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Gonzaga women have sights set on high NCAA Tournament seed as West Coast Conference play opens

For the second straight year, the Zags have a shot at hosting first- and second-round games in the NCAA Tournament.

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Former Shadle Park distance runner Nick Hauger continues big goals with professional team

Before Nick Hauger kicked his way to West Coast Conference and West Regional cross country titles for the University of Portland, the Shadle Park graduate wasn’t sure where he’d rank …

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Gonzaga basketball will face Portland and Pacific once during 16-game conference schedule

Gonzaga knows it’ll play seven conference foes twice and two opponents just once under the WCC’s new scheduling system.

Gonzaga edges Portland in 11 innings to complete 3-game sweep

Guthrie Morrison’s RBI single in the top of the 11th inning carried the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 4-3 victory over the Portland Pilots, completing a three-game sweep in West Coast …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

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

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: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga works offensive glass to roll past Portland, 89-66

The Zags didn’t have their A game on offense or defense, but they rated high in resourcefulness in a business-like 89-66 victory against Portland viewed by a full house of …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Gonzaga-Portland: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 89-66 victory over the Pilots

Key moment, offensive MVP and Defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 89-66 victory over Portland at the Chiles Center in Portland

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play

Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Recap and highlights: Seven players score in double figures to lead No. 5 Gonzaga past Portland 89-66

Seven players scored in double figures, led by Rui Hachimura’s 17-point output, as No. 5 Gonzaga downed Portland 89-66 on Saturday at the Chiles Center.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Gonzaga-Portland key matchup: Marcus Shaver Jr. heating up for Pilots

Portland has struggled with consistency and rhythm offensively. That includes guard Marcus Shaver Jr., but the 6-foot-2 sophomore is trending up again.