Stories tagged: college basketball
UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.
NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson made a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback provided the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF …
Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 rematch with Florida State will tip at 4:09 PT Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 11:28 p.m.
With the first weekend of the tournament now over, fewer than five percent of college basketball’s teams 353 teams are still playing. Kansas and Kansas State, both No. 4 seeds …
UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:23 p.m.
John Blanchette: Brandon Clarke leaves everyone in Salt Lake City starstruck after dominating performance against Baylor
All those “watch lists” for college basketball’s many awards that managed to miss on Brandon Clarke altogether this year, or scramble to include him at midseason, or leave him off …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
On a night when even Corey Kispert may have refuted the idea that his contributions outweighed those of teammate Brandon Clarke, longtime GU coach Mark Few was adamant that his …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
From Gonzaga’s first Associated Press All-American to first round draft pick to broadcaster, Dan Dickau has seen all levels of the basketball world.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:21 p.m.
Brandon Clarke is a relative newcomer to these high-pressure NCAA Tournament games in front of packed arenas on national television. The junior forward seems to be a fast learner; it …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 83-71 victory over Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
He didn’t sweep into Pullman with the force of a tornado, and he hasn’t thrown an iconic touchdown pass to a receiver sliding into a snowbank to win the Apple …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:14 p.m.
Recap and highlights: Gonzaga holds off Baylor behind Brandon Clarke’s record game, earns spot in Sweet 16
Brandon Clarke broke Adam Morrison’s school record for points in an NCAA Tournament game. He also became just the third player in tourney history with 35 points and five blocks …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
After watching a 13-point lead shrink to seven in less than a minute, and then watching a turnover give the ball back to a jacked-up Utah State team, Huskies basketball …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:43 p.m.
The Pac-12’s regular-season champions swept the conference’s awards – top player, best defensive player and coach of the year – and got something from all of them against one of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
After 34 games and 1,360 minutes, Gonzaga players are bound to have bumps, bruises and soreness. But this is the NCAA Tournament, so pain management turns into more of a …
Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
John Blanchette: Baylor’s Rem Bakamus, John Jakus know their dancing partner far too well ahead of Gonzaga showdown
At the edge of a merry Baylor locker room after the Bears bounced Syracuse from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, John Jakus pinned himself against a wall and weighed …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Amid NCAA run, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura reflects on importance of Ichiro Suzuki to home country of Japan
It’s difficult to picture now: Rui Hachimura, the elementary school pitcher/catcher who was more fascinated with rubber baseballs and wooden bats than he was with steel rims and twine nets.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
Baylor’s Makai Mason was seen limping during Thursday’s win over Syracuse, but the 6-foot-1 guard remains the Bears’ heart. He hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the opening …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson found a wonderful reason to celebrate near the end of an otherwise dreary 87-49 NCAA Tournament loss to top-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Baylor (20-13) and Gonzaga (31-3) will play for a Sweet Sixteen berth Saturday at 4:10 p.m. PT (TBS) in Salt Lake City. The schools have never met in the NCAA …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10 p.m.
John Blanchette: With WCC clunker left in the past, Gonzaga returns to high-flying form in rout of Fairleigh Dickinson
We took their temperature, over and over. We wondered if the Gonzaga Bulldogs had really kicked that bad case of influenza WCC that laid them low in Las Vegas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
Zach Norvell Jr. was Gonzaga’s microwave oven last year, galvanizing the Bulldogs in NCAA Tournament wins over UNC Greensboro and Ohio State with his clutch shot-making.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
Analysis: ‘Old Zags are back’ as Gonzaga dominates Fairleigh Dickinson at both ends of the court in NCAA Tournament opener
There was no Saint Mary’s hangover, no sweating out a 1-vs.-16-seed opener the way the Zags experienced in 2013 against Southern. There was top-seeded Gonzaga’s 87-49 runaway Thursday that broke …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
Zach Norvell Jr. threaded a bounce pass to a streaking Killian Tillie, who only had one goal: he was going to dunk that ball.