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UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins named to NCAA All-Tournament team

Redshirt junior guard Nigel Williams-Goss and freshman center Zach Collins, along with North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, were named to the NCAA men’s basketball championship …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Only North Carolina can feel Gonzaga’s pain

There’s only one other team in America right now that has an idea how Gonzaga feels after losing the championship game, and it’s the one that cut down the nets …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Zach Collins mum on his future with Gonzaga

Gonzaga fans will have to wait to hear whether Zach Collins will be a one-and-done or return for his sophomore season.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Przemek Karnowski’s lackluster finale doesn’t taint legacy

Przemek Karnowski was motionless during the postgame press conference after the national championship game. He rested his left fist on his cheek and stared blankly at the name tag in …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Josh Perkins shut down in second half after knocking down 13 points before halftime

Josh Perkins was Gonzaga’s X-factor in the first half, scoring 13 points on 3 of 5 shooting and knocking down 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range. The second half …


North Carolina takes title from Gonzaga by making key plays late

Nothing made much sense in the second half. Foul calls stopped the game’s flow in its tracks and left key players on both teams in foul trouble. Perimeter shooting – …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys to the Tar Heels’ 71-65 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 71-65 loss to North Carolina on Saturday, April 3, 2017 at University of Phoenix …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

TV Take: Ugly game further marred by awful officiating

What could have been. Gonzaga University could have been national champions, if only for, well, for a lot of things.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

North Carolina beats Gonzaga 71-65 in championship game

Nigel Williams-Goss came to the interview room with red eyes. He made it through one question before choking up. Gonzaga and Williams-Goss aren’t used to losing, and coming up short …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Even from up high, Gonzaga fans soak up the experience

Zags or no Zags, Amber Westlin and Josh Burch were going to the Final Four.The North Seattle residents booked their tickets to the Final Four right as they went on …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Updates from Glendale during Gonzaga’s loss to North Carolina in NCAA championship game

FINAL - North Carolina wins, 71-65…


Gonzaga’s critics, including those in the media, have started to change their opinions

GLENDALE, Ariz. – All season Gonzaga has heard the criticism. The Bulldogs read countless posts over social media that said Gonzaga was overrated and would never be good enough to …


Gonzaga president Thayne McCulloh sees Bulldogs’ history, success tied to community

Gonzaga president Thayne McCulloh stood in the student section at the end of the basketball court on Saturday.


Trip to the Great Outdoors illustrated Gonzaga players’ cohesiveness

Amidst a starry night sky and rows of trees, members of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team lined in a row and stretched out on their backs on a dock alongside …


Fresh blood vs. blue blood: Gonzaga faces North Carolina in NCAA national championship game

Josh Perkins dreamed of wearing a North Carolina uniform as a kid. Mark Few admits he installed Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ fast break scheme for his first seven seasons …


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

North Carolina has succeeded with players from Tar Heel state

“Dadgum” Roy Williams has become famous for his mountain-country accent, but he’s hardly the only person on the North Carolina bench with a drawl.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

One night in Tunica: A Mark Few-Roy Williams story

College basketball coaches have become prominent, polarizing figures and it can be hard to remember that they are also human. So, here is a reminder.


North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks seek second shot at a championship

There is an idea many people are having about this year’s national championship game that, because Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beater to beat North Carolina in last year’s title …


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski’s size takes toll on smaller guards

Jordan Mathews might have a trick for guards to avoid Gonzaga’s 7-foot-1, 300-pound behemoth center Przemek Karnowski.


Gonzaga players, coaches adjust to raised court at University of Phoenix Stadium

Gonzaga coach Mark Few and assistant Tommy Lloyd usually carry on a running dialogue during games.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named Naismith Coach of the Year

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was named the 2017 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year on Sunday, according to a release.


Battle of bigs headlines NCAA national championship game

One of Gonzaga’s built-in advantages most of the season will be challenged by North Carolina in the championship game.


Analyst Bill Walton not at a loss for words praising Gonzaga

Meet Bill Walton, huge Gonzaga fan. Walton, college basketball’s most unique and unpredictable analyst, couldn’t have lavished more praise on the Zags in a five-minute interview prior to Gonzaga’s 77-73 …


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Gonzaga contributes to highly watched Final Four

The only regret felt by the network executives at CBS Sports and Turner Sports? It isn’t sweeps week.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson hold the key to victory for the North Carolina Tar Heels

Two juggernauts will go head-to-head on Monday, and with all due respect to the No. 1 seeds competing for a national championship, we’re not talking about the teams.


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

North Carolina edges Oregon to advance to championship game

North Carolina is one game away from its sixth college basketball national championship after surviving a late rally in the final seconds against Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Final Four capsule: North Carolina Tar Heels

Final Four capsule: North Carolina Tar Heels


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels’ second straight trip to the Final Four, winning …


North Carolina, Kentucky face off again for Final Four berth

Top-seeded North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kentucky will meet Sunday in the South Regional final that will make more history featuring teams with the most combined NCAA Tournament wins.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

Joel Berry II scores 26 points and North Carolina defeats Butler in Sweet 16

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus. Berry scored 26 points, Jackson …