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Coverage of Gonzaga’s 2018 second-round opponent, the Buckeyes of Ohio State University

Central Michigan stuns Ohio State, earns trip to Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Cassie Breen threw the ball high in the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Seconds later her joyous teammates and coaches were falling into each other’s arms.

Clutch play driving Gonzaga’s hot streak

Space limitations prevent a comprehensive list of the gotta-have-it plays Gonzaga made down the stretch of its first two NCAA Tournament wins. The gist is the Zags keep making them, over and over. It dates back to the steady dose of tests from the second half of the West Coast Conference season that at the time seemed like potential red flags, but turned out to be important trial runs.

Gonzaga used its stingy defense to kick off game with essential 15-0 run

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:38 p.m.

Gonzaga’s dominant start ran out of fuel in Saturday’s rematch, but if nothing else, the 15-0 lead that was manufactured in the opening 5-plus minutes gave the Bulldogs a sweet – and important – insurance policy in a game that could have slipped out of their hands midway through the second half.