SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend will miss the women’s NCAA Tournament because of leg injuries.

Stockton, the West Coast Conference’s top point guard and the daughter of Gonzaga and NBA great John Stockton, will continue to be evaluated for the next couple of weeks.

The team said Townsend was scheduled for surgery on her lower leg Monday afternoon.

Stockton and Townsend were injured in Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference Tournament semifinal victory over Saint Mary’s on March 11 in Las Vegas. 

They did not play in the championship game, where Gonzaga lost to BYU.

Fifth-seeded Gonzaga (28-4) opens NCAA Tournament play facing No. 12 seed Little Rock (21-10) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in Corvallis.

Oregon State and Boise State square off on the same court following the Gonzaga-Little Rock game.