Stories tagged: college basketball
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:39 P.M.
Gonzaga-Xavier key matchups
Gonzaga’s defensive priority against Xavier is dealing with 6-foot-6 junior wing Trevon Bluiett. The versatile Bluiett has made 11 3-pointers and scored at least 20 points in all three of …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:36 P.M.
Matchup allows Xavier to get a load of Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski
SAN JOSE, Calif. – It seems like every team that doesn’t regularly play Gonzaga throughout the season meets the Zags with open mouths and wide eyes. Their shock is usually …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:08 P.M.
Bulldogs won’t panic about Nigel Williams-Goss’ offensive numbers in NCAA Tournament
Seconds after West Virginia missed its final shot at a chance for overtime on Thursday, Gonzaga’s celebration ensued.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:11 P.M.
Gonzaga faces red-hot Xavier with Final Four spot on the line
In coach Mark Few’s mind, Gonzaga has gone from facing one of the most unique styles in college basketball to one of hottest teams left in the NCAA tournament.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:03 P.M.
John Blanchette: There is no monkey – Gonzaga, Mark Few are legit
By now, surely you’ve read the quote or seen the clip of Gonzaga coach Mark Few responding to a pointed inquiry the other night on what it would mean to …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 7:05 P.M.
Gonzaga, Xavier share many traits, including no football teams to share spotlight
As far as we know, the Pope does not fill out a March Madness bracket. But either way, you can be sure His Holiness is pleased both Gonzaga and Xavier …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:34 P.M.
Gonzaga avoided slip-sliding away on SAP Center court during Sweet 16 game
Gonzaga appeared to have some issues with its footing during Thursday’s win over West Virginia.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Xavier’s shifting defenses present a challenge for Gonzaga
So, what can Gonzaga expect defensively from Xavier, its Elite Eight opponent on Saturday? A lot.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:15 P.M.
Johnathan Williams talked to Xavier’s Chris Mack before transferring to Gonzaga
When Johnathan Williams decided to transfer from Memphis, one of the calls he fielded was from Xavier coach Chris Mack.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Xavier carries an urn containing the ashes of forgotten February
Allen Payne stood in a Cincinnati Wal-Mart, staring at the pink container decorated with green flowers and thought, “This is supposed to hold dead people?”
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 5:25 P.M.
Jordan Mathews’ phone gets workout after hitting clutch 3-pointer
Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins didn’t make one of the biggest shots in Gonzaga’s postseason history but that didn’t stop him from watching the play over and over.
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.