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Gonzaga Women's Basketball
Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier talks to her team during the Bulldogs’ loss to Belmont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in San Marcos, Texas.  (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

UPDATED: Sun., April 18, 2021

Gonzaga women look confidently to another NCAA run next season

Only three weeks after the end of the season, the Gonzaga women are looking ahead to the next one. So are their fans, through perhaps through a different prism, as in “What’s the starting 5?” Coach Lisa Fortier can’t answer …

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jill Townsend, right, chats with forward LeeAnne Wirth as the clock winds down during the second half of a college basketball game on Feb. 13 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. Forward Jenn Wirth is at left.  (Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-RE)

UPDATED: Tue., April 13, 2021

Trio of Gonzaga seniors await professional fates ahead of WNBA Draft

There’s a decent chance that one or two former Gonzaga players will hear their names called in Thursday’s WNBA draft. There’s also a good possibility that Jill Townsend and twins Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth won’t care one way or another. …

Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend drives to the basket against a teammate during a NCAA Tournament practice on March 19, 2021, in San Antonio.  (Courtesy of Gonzaga athletics)

UPDATED: Sun., March 21, 2021

Gonzaga women face NCAA first-round challenge from pesky Belmont

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Belmont women’s coach Bart Brooks brought his ‘A’ game to the news conference on Friday. Asked what advantage his team will have over Gonzaga in Monday’s first-round NCAA Tournament game, Brooks paused and pointed out: “We’re …

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier watches on during an NCAA Tournament practice on Saturday in San Marcos, Texas.  (Courtesy of Gonzaga athletics)

UPDATED: Sun., March 21, 2021

Gonzaga women: Favored Zags won’t be overconfident, Fortier says

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Lisa Fortier passed the trivia test with ease. Asked whether she remembered the last time Gonzaga lost an NCAA game as a favorite, Fortier answered instantly. “2014, James Madison,” she said. Life got better in a …

Gonzaga forward Yvonne Ejim (15) score 2-points underhanded as during the second half of a West Coast Conference semifinal NCAA college basketball game, Monday, March 8, 2021, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  (COLIN MULVANY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

UPDATED: Fri., March 19, 2021

For some Gonzaga women’s players the future looks bright

Whether it’s the next game or the next season, the future looks a lot brighter for the Gonzaga women. In the short term, the Zags go into Monday’s NCAA Tournament opener against Belmont feeling good about their depth. And fans …

Gonzaga senior guard Jill Townsend, who hit the winning shot at the buzzer, cuts down the net after the Bulldogs defeated BYU 43-42 on Tuesday in Las Vegas.  (COLIN MULVANY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

UPDATED: Wed., March 10, 2021

Stomachs no longer in knots after Gonzaga women’s WCC title win

By Wednesday afternoon, all was well with the Gonzaga women’s basketball program. The West Coast Conference Tournament trophy was sitting in coach Lisa Fortier’s office, the players were back in class. And the stomach virus that ravaged the Zags before …

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Previous game:
Belmont 64, Gonzaga 59

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