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    Default 2019-2020 Women's BB WCC Schedule is Out

    The WCC schedule for our Lady Zags has been released here:

    GoZags Link: https://gozags.com/news/2019/8/14/wo...-schedule.aspx

    A few interesting comments on the conference schedule:

    - For the first time in 4 years, we start the conference season at home (Dec. 29th in the Kennel against Portland).
    - We start and end the season playing Portland.
    - After the heavily back loaded conference schedule last year, we play BYU (away) and St. Mary's (home) in the first four games.
    - At one point in the regular conference season, we play four (4) consecutive games at home with the last game being BYU.
    - We end the regular conference season with three (3) games on the road, which is the only time we play more than 2 games in a row away from home.

    Go Zags,

    ZagDad

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    From the Spokesman-Review:

    Rematch with BYU comes early in WCC schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball
    UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

    By Jim Allen
    jima@spokesman.com
    (509) 459-5437

    The Gonzaga women won’t have to wait long for a chance at payback against BYU.

    The West Coast Conference schedule announced Tuesday morning has the Bulldogs playing at BYU on Jan 2. That’s only the second game of the 18-game WCC schedule for GU, which opens at home against Portland on Dec. 29.

    Gonzaga will open the conference season at home for the first time in four years.

    For now, those dates mean little to the Zags, who are in the middle of a European tour that ends on Aug. 22. However, the two games against BYU will be circled soon enough.

    The return match is set for Feb. 1 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, where the Zags would have hosted a pair of NCAA Tournament games were it not for a trio of losses to BYU.

    The last one came in the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas, sending GU to a 5 seed in the NCAAs and a trip to Corvallis, Oregon.

    There they beat Arkansas Little Rock in the first round before falling to Oregon State in the second round, capping a 29-5 season that was one of the best in school history.

    Along the way they went 16-2 in the WCC, one game ahead of BYU, claiming their 14th regular-season title in the past 15 years and fourth in five years under head coach Lisa Fortier.

    The nonconference portion of the schedule has yet to be revealed, the case at many schools.

    GU travels to Stanford on Nov. 17, and opens with Dayton on Nov. 29 in the first round of the three-game Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida.

    Also on the schedule are road games at Montana on Dec. 5 and Washington State on Dec. 8.

    Apart from the WCC opener, which falls on a Sunday, the Zags’ schedule follows the traditional Thursday-Saturday format.

    After traveling to BYU and San Diego on Jan. 2 and 4, the Zags are back in Spokane for games against Saint Mary’s and Pacific on Jan 9 and Jan. 11, respectively.

    GU heads to the Bay Area on Jan. 16 and 18 for games at Santa Clara and San Francisco. A four-game homestand follows, beginning with Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount on Jan. 23 and 25.

    Gonzaga opens the second half of conference play versus San Diego on Jan. 30, before facing BYU two days later. The Zags’ final regular-season home games are Feb. 13 against San Francisco and two days later against Santa Clara.

    The Zags lose three starters from last year but return six experienced players in guards Katie Campbell, Jessie Loera and Jill Townsend, and forwards LeeAnne and Jenn Wirth and Melody Kempton.

    BYU returns three starters, but got a shock last month when sophomore guard Shaylee Gonzalez, the Cougars’ leading scorer last season at 17 points per game, tore an ACL during practice.

    Gonzalez announced on social media that she will miss the entire season.
    Article Link: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...chedule-for-g/

    So we now know four (4) of our OOC games; Stanford, Dayton, WSU and Montana. Stay tuned.

    ZagDad

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