Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gonzaga women's basketball team wins 2018 WCC tourney title

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click to enlarge Laura Stockton and the Gonzaga women's team are going to March Madness. - GU ATHLETICS
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Laura Stockton and the Gonzaga women's team are going to March Madness.

The Gonzaga women's basketball team followed up a dominating regular season in the West Coast Conference with a championship in the conference tourney.

The Bulldogs beat San Diego Tuesday afternoon 79-71 behind an epic performance by junior forward and WCC player of the year Jill Barta, who scored 32 points on the day, including going 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Zykera Rice added 17 points, Emma Stach dropped in 15, and now the team awaits Selection Monday to find out who they'll play in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and where.

The Zags were down five after the first quarter, but exploded for 25 points in the second to take the lead for good. This championship is the team's eighth WCC championship, and fourth in six years.


The Zags will find out their next opponent and their March Madness seed on the selection show on ESPN on Monday, March 12.

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