Stories tagged: 2019 NCAA Tournament
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:41 p.m.
Proud pop: Former Washington State coach Dick Bennett beams as son Tony leads Virginia to NCAA Tournament title
Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Defensively-minded, the Cavaliers (35-3) turned a night of adjustments against Texas Tech’s vaunted defense into one of college basketball’s great redemption stories.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Virginia has won the first men’s basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De’Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 …
UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale …
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:35 p.m.
They’ll settle college basketball’s national championship on Monday night in Minneapolis, and it’s entirely possible the winner will score more than 60 points.
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four.
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.
Auburn had erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes and led 62-60 before Kyle Guy stepped to the line in the final second.
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby’s proud mother watching from the side.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
The Irish will face Baylor for the crown Sunday night, trying to become the fourth school to win consecutive championships — UConn, Tennessee and Southern California have done it.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon 72-67 Friday night to reach the women’s championship game for the first …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
One Final Four semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
Oregon senior forward Oti Gildon is the rare Spokane product to reach the NCAA women’s Final Four, which kicks off Friday when the No. 2 seed Ducks face top-seeded Baylor …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
In his eighth trip to the Final Four, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo should know how best to get around. The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
This has been a pro basketball state for a quarter of a century now. Eight of the past 25 NBA championships have been won by Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
Gonzaga senior point guard Josh Perkins will compete Thursday in the State Farm 3-point Championship at the Final Four.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
As the Gonzaga women left the court at Gill Coliseum on the night of March 25, their faces showed fatigue and disappointment, but not a trace of “What if?”
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
There’s another Gonzaga streak that doesn’t receive as much attention as the program’s 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 straight opening-round wins and five Sweet 16s in a row. Gonzaga’s …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:10 p.m.
Jackie Young scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead defending national champion Notre Dame back to the Final Four with an 84-68 victory over Stanford on Monday night.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
Lauren Cox had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Baylor earned its first Final Four berth since 2012 by beating Iowa 85-53 on Monday night in the Greensboro Regional final.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 2:52 p.m.
Gonzaga was college basketball’s No. 1 team in offensive efficiency according to the respected Kenpom metric. Texas Tech was No. 1 in defensive efficiency. Only one could go to the …
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara VanDerveer and successful traditions that include two NCAA titles for each program. Even …
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:32 p.m.
Off to Oregon’s first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the second-seeded Ducks. “All I gotta say is we’re not done yet,” Ionescu said …
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
They gathered one last time as a team in the locker room. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few knew there was nothing he could say that would mend his players’ broken …
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Drawing inspiration from injured forward Chuma Okeke, the No. 5 seed Auburn Tigers finished off a joyful romp through college basketball royalty by bringing down the winningest program of all. …
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest …
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
A hotel with deep roots in Spokane was now hosting Florida State during the Seminoles’ Sweet 16 trip to Anaheim.
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
The Cavaliers (33-3) redeemed themselves from last year’s loss to UMBC by relying on veterans, sound defense, poise, controlling the ball and a failure to be rattled even when the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
For all the ways Gonzaga basketball has changed the very face of Spokane in these past two decades, every Bulldogs season has still ended in hurt.