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UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Idaho’s Taylor Pierce miss out on 3-point semifinals in Minneapolis

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and Idaho’s Taylor Pierce had short stays during Thursday’s State Farm 3-point Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at the Target Center.

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Hook ’em! Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT championship

Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship. Dyan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

Perhaps you’re in the camp that believes Gonzaga junuor forwards Rui Machimura and Brandon Clarke are first-round NBA draft picks, and both are probably going to turn pro. You have …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard named AP men’s college coach of the year

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard is The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year. Beard has guided the Red Raiders to their first Final Four appearance in a 30-win …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trio of newcomers, one veteran arrive in Minneapolis for Final Four

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Montana State names Danny Sprinkle as new basketball coach

Former Montana State guard Danny Sprinkle will be the Bobcats’ new head coach. Sprinkle replaces Brian Fish, whose contract was not renewed after Montana State went 65-92 over the past …

Coach Kelvin Sampson signs extension to stay with Houston

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season after helping the Cougars to their best season in 35 years. The move comes after Sampson turned …

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke named to Wooden Award All-American team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.

Murray State: All-American Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft

Murray State says that All-American guard Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft following a record-breaking season for the Racers. The athletic 6-foot-3 sophomore is projected as a lottery pick …

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Tim Cowlishaw: Texas Tech under Chris Beard has ascended in stunningly quick fashion

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, …

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins selected for 3-point contest at Final Four

Gonzaga senior point guard Josh Perkins will compete Thursday in the State Farm 3-point Championship at the Final Four.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams taking Texas A&M job

Texas A&M has lured Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. Williams led the Hokies to the …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Coaches gear up for demands of the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four

Dick Bennett’s fingerprints will be all over this year’s NCAA Tournament.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes AP All-America second team, Brandon Clarke on third team

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Nineteen takeaways from the introduction of Washington State’s 19th basketball coach

Washington State formally introduced new basketball coach Kyle Smith in front of almost 100 school officials, fans and media members Monday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura’s contributions help Japan earn spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is positioned to add another significant accomplishment to his basketball career.

UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

TCU coach Jamie Dixon honors late sister before NIT semifinal

TCU has a date in Madison Square Garden and a championship it’s trying to win. But first, coach Jamie Dixon had to make a travel stop closer to his heart …

UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

‘Hard work. Tough. Defense.’ The Kyle Smith era has officially begun at Washington State

With no less than five television cameras pointed at Marvin Cannon, and a few more voice recorders sprinkled in, the beads of sweat started forming on the Washington State sophomore’s …

Commentary: Defense wins championships, and Texas Tech went all in against Gonzaga

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, 9:19 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags experience pain of season-ending loss, pride of 33-win season

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: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Virginia shakes off Purdue 80-75 in OT to win South Region

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.

John Blanchette: Every Gonzaga season has ended in hurt, but none match the pain felt right now

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.

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti comes up clutch with pair late 3-pointers to sink Gonzaga

The sophomore guard from Italy wasn’t having a particularly strong game, but he came through late with a pair of 3-pointers that guided the Red Raiders past Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday …

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Analysis: Texas Tech hands Gonzaga bitter loss, ends Zags’ dreams of Final Four

Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Josh Perkins: ‘Hard not to think about’ technical foul that cost Gonzaga in closing seconds of Elite Eight loss

It may not offer any comfort or relief to Gonzaga fans now, but the Bulldogs would’ve had the ball back with a chance to tie the game had Josh Perkins …

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Season-ending loss to Texas Tech doesn’t tarnish memories of season for group of Gonzaga seniors

It was 15 minutes after the final buzzer sounded and Josh Perkins climbed his way up to the podium for the postgame press conference. His eyes were red and puffy, …

Gonzaga-Texas Tech: 3 keys to the Red Raiders’ 75-69 Elite Eight victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Texas Tech’s 75-69 victory over Gonzaga in Anaheim, California.

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke mum about future following NCAA Tournament exit

Big decisions loom for Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke now that the 2018-19 season is over, but the junior forwards were still officially Gonzaga basketball players when they left the …

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura named to West Region all-tournament team, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver Most Outstanding Player

The winning team out of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region was also home to the Most Outstanding Player. Jarrett Culver averaged 20.5 points with 4.5 rebounds to lead the Texas …

UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Pair of Gonzaga fans with Texas Tech diplomas had reason to smile, regardless of final score

The diplomas say Texas Tech. The devotion was all Gonzaga.