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UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Taylor Pierce sets record as Idaho beats LMU in Women’s NIT

Taylor Pierce hit five 3-pointers, breaking the NCAA Division I single-season record, and Idaho defeated Loyola Marymount 79-64 Thursday in the first round of the Women’s NIT


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Little Rock ready to make some noise in NCAA Tournament opener against Gonzaga

Coach Joe Foley’s program is back in the postseason for the sixth time in 10 years and ready to do make some noise this weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Hey 19: Baylor women still among nation’s best under Kim Mulkey

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is having one of her most enjoyable seasons in coaching after one of the most emotional years of her life. The 31-1 Lady Bears are the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6 p.m.

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data. For the past seven years he’s had a men’s NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, professor …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Former Post Falls standout Melody Kempton sees her role grow as Gonzaga enters NCAA Tournament

Melody Kempton is still bringing energy off the Gonzaga bench. Now she gets to bring it more often.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket rollout

ESPN’s mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket on Monday night was frustrating to coaches and players who didn’t get a chance to celebrate their big moment.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Brianna King leads Montana Western women’s basketball to NAIA Division I national championship

King, a North Central grad and former CC Spokane standout, earned tournament MVP honors for the Bulldogs (30-4).


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Jessie Loera steps up for Gonzaga after injury to Laura Stockton

This is Jessie Loera’s team now, though she deflected that notion with the same grace she shows on the court.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Twins Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth have found a groove in Gonzaga’s frontcourt

What began with the makings of a sophomore jinx has turned into a confidence-boosting season for Gonzaga’s 6-foot-3 twin towers, Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth.


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Big-game showcase: Looking at the 10 most memorable individual efforts from the Gonzaga women’s basketball season

It takes a team to win a championship, but sometimes it takes a big game from the right player at the right time to get them there.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington a win away from ending its 32-year NCAA Tournament drought

The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington punches ticket to first championship game since 1988

The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Portland State upsets top-seeded Idaho women

Taylor Pierce hoisted 3 after 3 to try to help the Vandals chip away at Portland State’s lead Wednesday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals, hoping to keep the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Ex-North Central star Brianna King named NAIA Player of the Year

Montana Western guard Brianna King – a product of North Central and Community Colleges of Spokane – was named the NAIA Player of the Year on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington women upset Idaho State in overtime

Violet Kapri Morrow’s steal and layup at the 1:33 mark gave the Eagles their first lead against Idaho State, one the sixth-seeded Eagles wouldn’t relinquish in a 67-65 upset of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Taylor Pierce leads top-seeded Idaho women over Northern Arizona in Big Sky quarterfinals

The rim has always looked big to Idaho sharpshooter Taylor Pierce. It looks even bigger at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Big fourth quarter lifts Eastern Washington women past Weber State

EWU (11-19) will face No. 3 seed Idaho State (20-9) in the quarterfinals Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

All-Big Sky women: Idaho guard Mikayla Ferenz, coach Jon Newlee earned top honors

Ferenz, the conference’s all-time leading scorer (2,371 points), led the Vandals to a Big Sky regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Women’s college basketball: Idaho falls in regular-season finale, still clinches top seed in Big Sky Tournament

A pair of losses turned into a positive for the Idaho Vandals on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament: Missy Peterson’s 3 lifts Washington over third-seeded Oregon State

The victory continued the Huskies’ shocking run as they became the first 11-seed to reach the semifinals since 2012 when Washington State did it.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

WCC Tournament: Colbey Ross, Pepperdine men upset Loyola Marymount

Jade’ Smith added 16 points for the Waves (15-17), while Kessler Edwards had 15 points and six rebounds.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington guard Andie Easley has stayed the course throughout injury-riddled career

The fourth-year sophomore’s series of stress fractures in her left tibia is what’s made an otherwise enjoyable EWU experience rife with uncertainty.


Best is yet to come: Gonzaga women must take care of business at WCC Tournament in hopes of hosting NCAA rounds

Should the Gonzaga women advance to Tuesday’s West Coast Conference Tournament final, they could face BYU for a third time after a pair of two-point losses to the Cougars.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

WCC Tournament: Darryl Polk Jr. helps Pepperdine past Pacific in opener

Colbey Ross had 14 points for Pepperdine. Jade Smith added 10 points. Victor Ohia Obioha had four blocks for Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Mikayla Ferenz, Taylor Pierce help Idaho surge past Weber State

Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce netted 24 points apiece as Idaho closed on a 13-2 run to defeat Weber State 86-78 and earn at least a share of the Big …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament: Kristine Anigwe’s big game helps Cal beat Washington State 77-58

Kristine Anigwe had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead seventh-seeded Cal to a 77-58 win over 10th-seeded Washington State in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-North Central star Brianna King named Frontier Conference MVP again

The 5-foot-5 senior led the Frontier in scoring (22.3 points per game) and steals (80) and was also among the best in assists (91) for the fourth-ranked Bulldogs (25-4).


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Gonzaga women focusing on the finer details during lengthy break before WCC Tournament

The Gonzaga women spent Wednesday afternoon working on a few fine points. They certainly have the time – perhaps too much.