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Gonzaga Women's Basketball
The Zags leave the court after top-seeded Gonzaga women beat Santa Clara 72-62 to advance to WCC title game during 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: Tue., March 9, 2021

No hype needed: Gonzaga-BYU women round 3 for WCC Tournament title

Don’t expect a big motivational speech on Tuesday from Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier. BYU coach Jeff Judkins won’t need one either; in fact, both coaches may need to talk their players down from the ceiling of the Orleans Arena, …

Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Lisa Fortier cuts down a net during a Senior Night and net cutting celebration following the second half of a college basketball game against LMU on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.  (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., March 8, 2021

Gonzaga women move up to 16th in Associated Press poll

The Gonzaga women didn’t win a game last week but they won some ground in the polls. Idle last week, the Zags moved up 2 spots, to 16th, in the Associated Press poll released Monday. The Zags finished the regular-season …

Gonzaga forward Jenn Wirth, recently named West Coast Conference Player of the Year, rebounds against Portland during last year’s WCC semifinal in Las Vegas. Wirth is the Bulldogs’ rebounding leader this season at 8.4 per game.  (Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

Gonzaga women doing the right things going into WCC Tournament

The Gonzaga women know better than anyone that anything can happen in the postseason. The epitome of consistency during the past two West Coast Conference seasons, the Zags have fallen short in their past two trips to the WCC Tournament. …

Gonzaga forward Anton Watson puts up a shot against Loyola Marymount’s Ivan Alipiev in the second half of the Bulldogs’ 86-69 win Saturday night at the Kennel.  (By Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 28, 2021

WCC announces seeding, pairings for men’s and women’s tournaments

There wasn’t much question about the top or bottom, but the West Coast Conference’s new seeding formula resulted in several adjustments to the men’s middle tier. The conference partnered with statistical analyst Ken Pomeroy, who developed a proprietary algorithm that …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2021

Gonzaga women crush Pepperdine, clinch at least a tie for WCC title

By the standards of this crazy women’s basketball season, the Kennel was rocking Thursday night. Genuine human fans were in the stands for the first time this year, and cheerleaders were at full roar – perfect timing for the 21st-ranked …

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Jenn Wirth (3) shoots during the second half of a college basketball game on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.  (Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-RE)

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

Gonzaga women set to host cellar-dwelling Pepperdine

It’s been a rough year for the Pepperdine women – so rough, that even after a 20-point win over Saint Mary’s last weekend, the Waves are still deep in the West Coast Conference cellar

Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier talks with players during a second half timeout, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.  (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 19, 2021

Gonzaga women have 17-game winning streak snapped at BYU

The big game went down to the wire, but ultimately in the wrong direction for the Gonzaga women Thursday night at BYU. Trailing by three points with 8 seconds left, the Zags forced a jump ball in BYU’s end of …

Gonzaga forward LeeAnne Wirth (4) and Gonzaga forward Melody Kempton (33) try to keep BYU guard Tegan Graham (10) out of the key during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.  (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2021

Gonzaga women face big test at BYU

The stakes couldn’t be much higher for the Gonzaga women on Thursday night at BYU. A win over the second-place Cougars would all but clinch the West Coast Conference regular-season title and keep alive the Zags’ chances for a high …

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