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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga women focused on Bay Area trip, not moving up in the polls

Asked on Tuesday about all the upsets last weekend in women’s basketball, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was both hopeful and cautious.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Gonzaga women remain No. 16; Jenn Wirth named player of week

Unlike several other teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Gonzaga women avoided the upset bug. However, despite the turmoil – 11 ranked teams lost at least one …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Gonzaga women find time to focus on fixes during impressive West Coast Conference win at BYU

The big game all but won, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier was still looking at the little things.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga seeks revenge after three painful losses to BYU last season

The Gonzaga women won 29 games last year and lost only five, but three of those defeats came at the hands of West Coast Conference rival BYU.


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.


Decade in Review: Gonzaga women stepped into national spotlight with strong teams, impressive individuals

For the Gonzaga women’s basketball program this past decade, the ride never stopped.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Gonzaga women rally from improbable deficit against Portland

Jill Townsend led the 17th-ranked Gonzaga women out of a 20-point hole to a 62-57 win over Portland in their WCC opener.


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: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Bulldogs get surprise pep talk from high-flying Spokane native

Moments after their biggest win of the season Friday night, the Gonzaga women got a surprise pep talk from someone who already knows how to hit the heights. “We didn’t …


Gonzaga women, ranked No. 17, head to Wyoming

For the second year in a row, the Gonzaga women are flying high in nonconference play. After Saturday’s lopsided win over Texas Southern, the Zags are ranked No. 17 in …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Gonzaga women up to No. 17; Jill Townsend takes WCC honor

It’s barely begun, but the week couldn’t be going any better for the Gonzaga women. On Sunday, the Zags (8-1) thumped Washington State, 76-53. A day later they moved up …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

GU women join AP poll after taking Stanford to overtime

They didn’t earn a win, but the Gonzaga women just gained the nation’s respect. Barely 12 hours after falling in overtime at No. 3 Stanford, the Zags rose into the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga women get National Letters of Intent from guards McKayla Williams, Lily Scanlon

McKayla Williams, a four-star recruit from Los Angeles who gave an oral commitment last summer to play for Gonzaga, has made it official.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga women not looking past winless Tennessee Martin with Stanford showdown looming

No matter how this season turns out for the Tennessee Martin women’s basketball team, the Skyhawks aren’t afraid of a challenge.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga women share in early season success

Looking for an early trend in the Gonzaga women’s basketball season? The Zags like to share the ball – a lot.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Gonzaga women have slow start, then roll to lopsided win over Cal State Bakersfield

Long before tipoff Sunday afternoon, Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth wore big smiles, ear-to-ear and full of anticipation. For the first time since high school, they were in the starting lineup …


Gonzaga women use late study session to prepare for season opener against Cal State Bakersfield

The Gonzaga coaching staff will be doing some cramming this weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Gonzaga women hope to prosper off ‘project’ Anamaria Virjoghe

Mention the word “project” around Gonzaga women’s assistant basketball coach Craig Fortier and you’ll get a friendly lecture on the dangers of jumping to early conclusions.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga women not shying away from another tough nonconference slate

By every measure, last year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team had the best nonconference season you could hope for.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga women anxious for D-I action against Cal State Bakersfield

It was a little too quiet Monday afternoon as the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice in the Volkar Center. The Zags were two days removed from a 60-point exhibition …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

From Australia to Romania, Gonzaga women’s basketball has always had an ‘in’ with top international talent

According to Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier, one of the best things about foreign athletes is that they don’t know the difference between a mid-major and a drum major.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Former Freeman, Post Falls coach Matt Gregg set for homecoming as Warner Pacific visits Gonzaga for women’s exhibition

On so many levels, this will be quite a homecoming for Matt Gregg.


Gonzaga women: Bulldogs will rely on depth in run through tough West Coast Conference

Did Gonzaga really lose three starters from last year?


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Gonzaga women just on the outside of Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll

The Gonzaga women are getting plenty of preseason respect, but not too much.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Gonzaga women use practices, closed-door scrimmage as chance to jell before exhibition against Warner Pacific

After a trip to Europe and fall practice, the Gonzaga women have gotten to know each others’ tendencies a bit too well.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Gonzaga redshirt freshman guard Kylee Griffen suffers season-ending injury

The Gonzaga women have been hit with a season-ending injury before the season has begun.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Gonzaga women see blend of old reliables, new blood at FanFest

Two minutes into Saturday’s FanFest, the Gonzaga women buried the past and said hello to a bright future – all during the same play.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball looks to dazzle fans, impress coaches at annual FanFest event

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back in the game, even if it’s only a controlled scrimmage against the same players they see every day in practice.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball gets oral commitment from Australian guard Lily Scanlon

Point guard Lily Scanlon, who led the Australian U19 team to the silver medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer, has given an oral commit to play at …


Gonzaga women ahead of schedule, but still searching for a leader

Those extra practice days last summer are paying off for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. By all accounts, everything is ahead of schedule thanks to the Zags’ European journey and …