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UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Baylor reclaims NCAA women’s championship, edging Notre Dame 82-81

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, 9:25 p.m.

Kim Mulkey mixes family with winning big at Baylor

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, 10:31 p.m.

Kalani Brown, Lauren Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women’s final

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 …


Top-seeded Baylor routs Iowa 85-53 to cruise to Final Four

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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament notebook: Baylor’s Kalani Brown faces final chance for Final Four

Kalani Brown has won Big 12 titles and been to the NCAA Tournament all four of her seasons at Baylor.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Five years in a row: Gonzaga’s Sweet feat

With the first weekend of the tournament now over, fewer than five percent of college basketball’s teams 353 teams are still playing. Kansas and Kansas State, both No. 4 seeds …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

John Blanchette: Brandon Clarke leaves everyone in Salt Lake City starstruck after dominating performance against Baylor

All those “watch lists” for college basketball’s many awards that managed to miss on Brandon Clarke altogether this year, or scramble to include him at midseason, or leave him off …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Mark Few calls Corey Kispert Gonzaga’s ‘player of the game’ after 16-point, seven-rebound effort

On a night when even Corey Kispert may have refuted the idea that his contributions outweighed those of teammate Brandon Clarke, longtime GU coach Mark Few was adamant that his …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: Once in the middle of the action, Dan Dickau calls NCAA Tournament on radio

From Gonzaga’s first Associated Press All-American to first round draft pick to broadcaster, Dan Dickau has seen all levels of the basketball world.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Brandon Clarke leads Gonzaga into Sweet 16 with record-breaking performance

Brandon Clarke is a relative newcomer to these high-pressure NCAA Tournament games in front of packed arenas on national television. The junior forward seems to be a fast learner; it …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi meet French icon, idol Boris Diaw after Baylor win

It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.


Gonzaga-Baylor: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 83-71 victory over the Bears in the NCAA Tournament

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 83-71 victory over Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga holds off Baylor behind Brandon Clarke’s record game, earns spot in Sweet 16

Brandon Clarke broke Adam Morrison’s school record for points in an NCAA Tournament game. He also became just the third player in tourney history with 35 points and five blocks …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: Bulldogs focus on rest, recovery as much as X’s and O’s in postseason

After 34 games and 1,360 minutes, Gonzaga players are bound to have bumps, bruises and soreness. But this is the NCAA Tournament, so pain management turns into more of a …


Gonzaga quartet earns National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors

Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Baylor’s Rem Bakamus, John Jakus know their dancing partner far too well ahead of Gonzaga showdown

At the edge of a merry Baylor locker room after the Bears bounced Syracuse from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, John Jakus pinned himself against a wall and weighed …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Gonzaga faces hard-hat style of game against tough-minded Baylor

“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Amid NCAA run, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura reflects on importance of Ichiro Suzuki to home country of Japan

It’s difficult to picture now: Rui Hachimura, the elementary school pitcher/catcher who was more fascinated with rubber baseballs and wooden bats than he was with steel rims and twine nets.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga-Baylor key matchup: Makai Mason latest quality guard to test the Zags

Baylor’s Makai Mason was seen limping during Thursday’s win over Syracuse, but the 6-foot-1 guard remains the Bears’ heart. He hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points in the opening …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Baylor connects on 16 3-pointers to beat Syracuse 78-69, set up matchup with Gonzaga

Baylor (20-13) and Gonzaga (31-3) will play for a Sweet Sixteen berth Saturday at 4:10 p.m. PT (TBS) in Salt Lake City. The schools have never met in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Know your pod: Ten questions to better acquaint you with Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament

How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 10-question pod quiz to find out.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Five standouts and five sleepers from Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament

The All-America candidates in Mark Few’s frontcourt might be the headliners this week at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, but Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament is …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Know Gonzaga’s foes: Taking a look at the teams the Bulldogs could face in Salt Lake City

Gonzaga could either face two teams from the northeast corner of the country, or two from Texas, in the first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament, which opens for the …


Jury finds ex-Baylor football player not guilty of rape

The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco before acquitting Shawn Oakman of sexual assault.


Gonzaga climbs to No. 15 in latest AP women’s basketball poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team jumped three spots to No. 15 in the latest AP poll released on Monday. The Bulldogs (19-2), coming off wins last week over San Francisco …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 8 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Baylor routs TCU

Juicy Landrum scored a career-high 23 points, Kalani Brown had 16 points and four blocks and the No. 4 Baylor women went on a huge first-half run before coasting to …


Charlie Brewer helps Baylor beat Vanderbilt 45-38 in Texas Bowl

Charlie Brewer threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns, the second a tiebreaking 52-yarder in the fourth quarter, and ran for 109 yards and another score to help Baylor beat …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11 p.m.

Women’s top 25 capsules: No. 3 Baylor women beat Morehead State 96-58

Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and third-ranked Baylor rolled to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Baylor routs Southern

Freshman guard Honesty Scott-Grayson scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting to lead seven Baylor players in double figures as the fourth-ranked Lady Bears easily got past Southern University 94-49 on …