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John Blanchette: Doc Ball answers all your First Four questions

Learned and wise about college basketball as he is, Charles Barkley can’t cover everything, especially when it comes to all that’s complicating Gonzaga’s merge from the on-ramp to the fast …


Little Rock making name for itself in Sun Belt Conference

Whatever you want to call them, the Trojans know how to win. Officially known as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the school also goes by Little Rock or …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women get good news early on NCAA Tournament placement

Sometimes March Madness really is a walk in the park. That’s where Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier found herself at noon Monday, when her phone buzzed with talk of …


Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall’s tournament connections strong

Senior guard Geno Crandall watched the Selection Show with great interest to learn Gonzaga’s seeding and also see the draw for numerous friends. Crandall, a Minneapolis native, knows virtually all …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Healthy outlook for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins

Killian Tillie’s health has been a key factor throughout Gonzaga’s 2019 season. Josh Perkins’ shoulder was a major question for months leading up to the season. Both should be ready …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Local influence: NCAA field littered with coaches who’ve spent time in Inland Northwest

Here’s a breakdown of eight head coaches, assistants and grad assistants with local ties who’ll be appearing in this year’s Big Dance.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday

Good thing this is a business trip. The most talked-about NCAA Tournament destinations for the Gonzaga women aren’t exactly Spring Break hot spots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Is Gonzaga still a No. 1? Late title games leave several teams in contention for top NCAA Tournament seeds

The Zags seemingly have been glued to the No. 1 seed line since the bracket reveal show on Feb. 9. However, Gonzaga’s loss to Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Injuries to Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend have bracketologists split on Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament seeding

Will the NCAA add insult to the injuries already suffered by the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Quite possibly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


NCAA Tournament selection on CBS to show bracket 1st again

NCAA Tournament selection show returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first format for revealing the field for March Madness


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to rest up, stay sharp during break from games

These lengthy postseason breaks are nothing new for the Zags, who have an unmatched track record of handling them successfully.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Gonzaga women embrace journey that led to regular-season title, top seed in West Coast Conference Tournament

It began almost 12 months ago in a sullen locker-room on the campus of Stanford University, where the Zags had just lost their first-round NCAA Tournament game to the host …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington’s victory over Oregon State should all but lock up NCAA Tournament bid

After a 45-minute tango with Oregon State that resulted in an 81-76 overtime victory, the Huskies are a virtual lock to go dancing later this month.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Duke back on top, Gonzaga second in AP college basketball poll

Duke and Gonzaga, Gonzaga and Duke. The two teams can’t seem to get away from each other in the polls or when they tangled on the basketball court in November.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga projected as No. 1 seed on bracket preview show

Gonzaga is projected as the No. 1 seed in the West Region. For now.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

College volleyball: Top-seeded Stanford eliminates Washington State in NCAA Tournament regional

Kathryn Plummer tallied 24 kills and 12 digs, Jenna Gray added 52 assists, and No. 1 seed Stanford beat Washington State 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19 Friday in an NCAA Tournament …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

WSU volleyball accentuating positives for clash with No. 1 Stanford

The 16th-seeded Cougars take their swing at No. 1 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 at Maples Pavilion on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State holds off Tennessee, advances to NCAA regional against Stanford

As it did against Colorado State in the NCAA first round on Friday, Tennessee dropped the opening two sets against Washington State in the second round Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Experienced Washington State volleyball team primed to make run in NCAA Tournament

Washington State earned a No. 16 seed in the 64-team tournament and the right to host for the first time since 2001, both likely clinched by Saturday’s Apple Cup victory …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Washington State soccer comes up short in NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Georgetown

The top-seeded Hoyas only needed a 10th-minute goal to put an end to the Cougars’ season


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Washington State soccer set for showdown with top-seeded Georgetown in second round of NCAA Tournament

WSU coach Todd Shulenberger doesn’t pretend to know what the Georgetown team is thinking, but he cautioned, “They’d be crazy not to think we’re a serious opponent.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Washington State soccer heads into second round of NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Washington State players Morgan Weaver and Maddy Haro are fed up with the way the rest of the world sees their team and, more generally, the school they represent.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Five different players score as Washington State opens NCAA Tournament with 5-1 rout of Montana

Washington State advances to face the winner of Saturday’s contest between undefeated Georgetown and Central Connecticut State.


John Blanchette: Game that started Gonzaga’s 20-year NCAA Tournament run was part fact, part fiction

But for 20 consecutive years now, a Gonzaga basketball team has been in the NCAA tournament, and nearly as often as not, played into the second weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

NCAA adjusts tournament selection process after input from Gonzaga’s Mark Few, other coaches

The NCAA has made another significant adjustment to the ranking system used for seeding and selecting NCAA Tournament teams. Once again, Gonzaga coach Mark Few was one of the leading …