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SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga's women's team looks to rebound from its lone conference loss last week, hosting Saint Mary's and San Francisco this week in Spokane.

The Zags (19-5, 7-1) dropped a game to Portland 70-67 last Sunday, the first game broadcast live on the new SWX digital TV channel.  They've lost the first game of the second half of the season for four straight years now.

Gonzaga goes into Thursday's game against the Gaels with just a single loss in the WCC.  Saint Mary's, on the other hand, has lost 4 conference games this season, including a 63-91 loss to the Bulldogs earlier in the season at Moraga.

The Gaels are tied for fourth place in the conference, and are well aware they need a win against the conference's leading team to stay in the thick of the post-season excitement.

Tipoff on Thursday is slated for 6 p.m. and can be seen live on SWX (Digital 6-2, Comcast 115).

Gonzaga women face San Francisco; Dons playing without two players
After playing Saint Mary's in Moraga, the Zags head to San Francisco where they'll face a Dons team with two fewer players. 

The University of San Francisco suspended Necolia Simmons and Danesha Wright for the remainder of the season, reportedly for violating team rules.  Simmons was averaging 12.9 points per game, while Wright was averaging a team-best three assists per contest.

San Francisco (6-17, 2-7) has just two conference wins this season, with 6 wins overall.  Gonzaga beat the Dons 63-42 in Spokane last month.
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