Stories tagged: college basketball
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:02 P.M.
No shortage of fouls, free throws for Gonzaga, West Virginia
Gonzaga and West Virginia combined for 51 fouls and 61 free throws in an NCAA tournament game that lacked flow for significant portions.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:11 A.M.
John Blanchette: Gonzaga powers past West Virginia and proves tough enough
How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
Xavier Musketeers next up for Gonzaga after knocking off Arizona
Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points to lead No. 11 Xavier in a 73-71 win over second-seeded Arizona on Thursday night in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:33 P.M.
Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region
Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region on Thursday night.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight
By the time Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham finished pouring in 26 points apiece, No. 1 seed Kansas had coasted to a 98-66 victory over Purdue and a spot …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:09 A.M.
Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga deliver in crunch time to advance to Elite Eight
It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:55 P.M.
Despite loss, West Virginia’s Jevon Carter was outstanding against Gonzaga
The decisive moments of Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia were a pair of missed 3-pointers by West Virginia guard Jevon Carter, and the first thing he said during the …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:10 A.M.
TV Take: Oh, baby, the Sweet 16 crew had trouble with delivery
“People don’t ask about the labor pains,” my dad used to say. “All they want to do is see the baby.”
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:37 A.M.
Gonzaga-West Virginia: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 61-58 win over West Virginia on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the SAP Center …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:10 A.M.
Gonzaga survives a nail-biter to beat West Virginia 61-58 in defensive battle
The first foul was called 20 seconds in, and the whistles just kept coming, interrupting any chance for flow or rhythm on the court.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 7:50 P.M.
Oregon Ducks head to Elite 8 with one-point win over Michigan Wolverines
Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan’s dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 4:26 P.M.
Washington Huskies release national player of year Michael Porter Jr. from his basketball commitment
Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr., considered one of the top boys basketball recruits in the nation, said Wednesday he asked for a release from his letter of intent from the …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 12:52 P.M.
Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year
The search to replace fired Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III will be led by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and athletic director Lee Reed. Thompson says he is looking …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:25 P.M.
John Blanchette: Jordan Mathews’ ride with Gonzaga has been short but sweet
Over the years, Gonzaga basketball has been the ultimate party mix. Charismatic big men, exotic imports from six continents, steady Eddie guards, second-chancers, glue guys, rock-star celebrities. And Jordan Mathews.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
Trouble at free-throw line leads to postseason loss, end of season for Idaho men
The Idaho Vandals men’s basketball season came to an end in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Wednesday night in a defensive battle with the Texas State Bobcats.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:36 P.M.
Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days
It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 5:18 P.M.
Meet the press: Gonzaga faces West Virginia’s overwhelming defense in NCAA Sweet 16
There is pressure defense and then there is this: West Virginia, nicknamed ‘Press Virginia’ because of its relentless defensive style, has been known to slap on the press after missing …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:08 P.M.
Mark Few, three Zags honored with All-District 9 awards
Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named District 9 Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 5 P.M.
Mike Hopkins heads out on his own as new men’s basketball coach at Washington
Mike Hopkins watched the NCAA Tournament tinged with the slightest bit of jealousy.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 4:22 P.M.
Size mismatches highlight Gonzaga-West Virginia key matchups
Gonzaga’s ability to deal with West Virginia’s press is the overriding issue in this Sweet 16 matchup.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 10:47 P.M.
Gonzaga missing Kennel crowd in NCAA Tournament
The Zags seem to be in agreement over one thing – March Madness is not nearly as great without the Kennel.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
College basketball evolving into distinctively NBA game
Rick Pitino watched in amazement as the Michigan Wolverines made 11 second-half 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:35 P.M.
VCU’s Wade heading to LSU after pair of tourney appearances
RICHMOND, Va. – Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. Vice Chancellor and athletic …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Tourney roller coaster: Who’s up, down heading to Sweet 16?
Everything’s magnified in March.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams
Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 4:36 P.M.
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams saves his noise for the court
Johnathan Williams is so soft-spoken even he acknowledges he’s “one of the most quiet guys around.”
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 11:14 P.M.
Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9:08 P.M.
More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense
Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 10:20 P.M.
Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 upset of Duke
South Carolina is making its first appearance in the regional semifinals since the bracket expanded after an 88-81 victory Sunday night over No. 2 seed Duke in the East Regional.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 9:43 P.M.
UCLA Bruins beat Cincinnati Bearcats 79-67 to earn Sweet 16 trip
Lonzo Ball scored 19 points and ignited UCLA’s rally from a poor start with nine second-half assists, lifting the third-seeded Bruins to a 79-67 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday in …