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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few confident season, NCAA Tournament will happen

Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule will require adjustments with five games prior to the Nov. 25 starting date. Few said it’s likely several marquee games – at Texas on Nov. 13, home …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Gonzaga, Baylor men’s basketball agree to play this upcoming season

Gonzaga rebounded in a big way from likely losing out on three games against Pac-12 competition with the addition of Baylor, potentially setting up a showdown of the top two …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

College basketball trying to formulate game plan to play while pandemic has forced fall delays

Wheels are turning in college basketball circles in hopes of having a season and an NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

NCAA Tournament teams litter Eastern Washington’s 2020-2021 nonconference schedule

One of the youngest coaching staffs in college basketball has put together one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Rights groups, athletes ask NCAA to move tourney from Idaho

Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move 2021 men’s basketball tournament games out of Idaho after the state …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Gonzaga wing Corey Kispert’s decision on hold with unsettled pre-NBA draft process

“It’s the million dollar question,” said Kispert, when asked what would keep him in the draft and what would bring him back to GU.


College student fills void with ‘One Shining Moment’ video

When it was apparent there would be no NCAA men’s basketball tournament and no Final Four, Max Goren set out to save the one tradition associated with all the hoopla.


UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga comes up just short of finishing off dream season

Johnathan Williams’ banked 3-pointer. Nigel Williams-Goss trying to walk off a sprained ankle in the final 90 seconds. Justin Jackson’s breakaway dunk to seal North Carolina’s victory. Gonzaga coach Mark …


UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony

Kentucky’s Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game.


UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga opens trip to Final Four with thrilling win over South Carolina

So this weekend it seems fitting to revisit 2017 and Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough. First up, the Zags’ rollercoaster 77-73 win over South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Gonzaga basketball teams earn No. 1 seeds in academic bracket

The Zags were the only school to earn No. 1 seeds in men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets determined by graduation rates, academic success and head coaching diversity.


NCAA’s greatest hits: Austin Carr’s record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played at Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated the college game.


AP Was There: Villanova shoots lights out to upend Hoyas

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


Live tweeting replays helping fill the college hoops void

Coaches and players live tweeting replays of epic NCAA Tournament games are giving fans a hoops fix in a time of fear and isolation.


AP Was There: Duke ends UNLV’s repeat bid in ’91 Final Four

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

NCAA distribution shortfall likely won’t affect Whitworth outside of national championship tournaments

The NCAA announced significant cuts in its revenue distribution on Thursday that reflect the revenue it lost when it canceled the Division I men’s basketball championships, a highly lucrative television …


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Gonzaga’s athletic department budget will “take a hit” with diminished NCAA Tournament payout

The WCC enjoyed one its finest men’s basketball seasons ever and was poised, led by second-ranked Gonzaga, to make more noise – and serious dollars – in the NCAA Tournament. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution to universities by $375 million after cancellation of March Madness

The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, a whopping $375 million less than had been budgeted after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Season rewind: Plenty of achievements for Gonzaga in campaign that ended too soon

So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Eastern Washington already hungry for another shot at NCAA Tournament

Eastern Washington coaches and players haven’t been able to avoid the slew of mock NCAA Tournament brackets that recently hit the Internet.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Analysis: Lack of postseason won’t take away from Gonzaga women’s stellar campaign

In a normal world, the Gonzaga women would be practicing in anticipation of this weekend’s first-round NCAA Tournament game in Spokane.


AP Was There: James Worthy, Michael Jordan lead UNC to ’82 title vs. Hoyas

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

SWX’s Sam Adams creates simulated NCAA Tournament after cancellation

March Madness has been dubbed “March Sadness” this season as college basketball fans sulk about the lack of buzzer-beaters and bracket-busting upsets.


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Fantasy basketball: Simulation projects Gonzaga reaching title game before falling to Dayton

According to SportsLine’s simulations of every tournament game, Gonzaga was in for another magical tournament run but another finish one win shy of its ultimate goal.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Ralph Walter: The past week has turned into the sports world’s greatest ‘What-If’

Back in 2018, we launched a series called “The Great What-If,” stories that explored alternate endings to real-life sporting events: what if the SuperSonics had stayed in Seattle? What if …


Shawn Windsor: The absence of March Madness and other sports is exactly what we need

So, again, what’s going to fill our time without sports? What other refuge will we seek?


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Gonzaga, Virginia listed as co-favorites for 2021 national title

Gonzaga and 2019 champion Virginia are co-favorites to win next year’s national championship, according to sportsbetting.ag. Both are listed at +900, meaning a successful $100 bet would return $900.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA tried to save March Madness with 16-team tournaments

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held over three weeks because of concerns about the coronavirus, college sports officials toyed with a plan to hold …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

John Blanchette: Shattered dreams pale in comparison to potentially shattered lives

This is now the Year of Playing Dangerously. Presuming anyone gets to play from this point on.