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  • Experts disagree on Gonzaga’s chances

    What do national college basketball analysts think of Gonzaga’s chances in the NCAA tournament? Here’s a sampling from some of the major outlets. Jay Bilas, ESPN: The famed ESPN analyst …


  • Gonzaga not taking Southern lightly in NCAA opener

    SALT LAKE CITY – It’s a No. 1 seed versus a 16. It’s a veteran Gonzaga roster stocked with players who have participated in 30 NCAA tournament games, counting two …


  • Gonzaga’s Stockton returns to site of childhood memories

    SALT LAKE CITY – He shot baskets with his brothers on the court here at EnergySolutions Arena while their dad iced his knees and custodians cleared the detritus of another …


  • Miller provides spark for Southern

    SALT LAKE CITY – When the 16th-seeded Southern Jaguars of Baton Rouge, La., take the floor for their NCAA tournament opener against No. 1 seed Gonzaga today, one of their …


  • Gonzaga’s Karnowski makes big strides

    SALT LAKE CITY – Przemek Karnowski could have described his freshman season any number of ways, but he selected his words carefully. “Very good, I think it’s the best year,” …


  • Then and Now photos: Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk was described by this newspaper in 2009 as “a versatile Canadian capable of playing several positions.” It was but one line in a look ahead to the 2009-10 …


  • Zags get No. 1 seed, play Southern

    Perhaps you’ve read this before: For the first time in school history, Gonzaga … Well, here we go again. Roughly two weeks after earning the first No. 1 ranking in …


  • Gonzaga students celebrate team’s No. 1 seed

    A deafening cheer erupted in Gonzaga’s Crosby Student Center on Sunday as students learned the Bulldogs made history by receiving the No. 1 seed in the West Region. The sea …


  • Blanchette: No one’s going to let Zags off easy

    This was supposed to be the year Gonzaga took the last smidgen of suspense out of Selection Sunday. So why were they still sweating it out at 29 minutes after …


  • Zags men find out Sunday if they are No. 1 seed

    While a dozen or more teams around the country fret over the last four in and the last four out, the question in these parts is if No. 1-ranked Gonzaga …


  • Mary Hardin-Baylor eliminates Whitworth from playoffs

    Their emotions didn’t go down any easier than the shots for the Whitworth Pirates on Saturday night. Another wrenching loss in the Division III men’s basketball playoffs was a little …


  • Men’s conference tournaments: Louisville rallies for Big East crown

    Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight …


  • Blanchette: Whitworth still has a legacy to work on

    They were calling this the biggest thing to happen at Whitworth University since Jay Graves gave them all this land. And, yes, the students were squeezed under the dome so …


  • Vandals hit all net: Berth in NCAAs

    LAS VEGAS – They sang and danced their way into history and out of town, snagging the championship and taking pieces of the net as souvenirs. Idaho coach Jon Newlee …


  • Montana, Weber in title game

    Will Cherry scored 21 points, and top-seeded Montana rolled into the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament final with a 70-56 victory over Northern Colorado in Missoula on Friday night. …


  • Bruins benefit from technical

    LAS VEGAS – As if the game weren’t entertainment enough, Arizona coach Sean Miller threw out a sufficient amount of sound bites in his postgame press conference to assure that …


  • New Mexico no longer an afterthought in MWC

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico was almost an afterthought when play began in the Mountain West Conference. The Mountain West, which ended up with the country’s top ranking in terms …


  • Here’s another Stockton in NCAAs

    By Stockton family standards, Riley took the long road to college stardom, but his timing was perfect. “Since I’m the youngest, my parents don’t have anybody else at home, so …


  • Weber tops N. Arizona for third time

    Frank Otis scored 16 points and Weber State beat Northern Arizona 84-58 Thursday in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal game in Missoula. Otis was 7 of 10 …


  • Vandals bumped out of WAC tournament

    The Idaho Vandals’ season ended Thursday against the athletic, pressing, trapping New Mexico State Aggies, who forced 16 Idaho turnovers and shot 60 percent from the field in a 65-49 …


  • Blanchette: Back to the drawing board; will Bone be doing the drawing?

    LAS VEGAS – Ken Bone’s finest hour lasted a week. Normally, that sounds like real mileage. In college basketball, it’s running on empty.


  • Cougs claw back from 19 down, but Huskies prevail

    LAS VEGAS – Barely audible inside an already silent locker room, D.J. Shelton looked at the ground and tried to answer for Washington State’s 64-62 loss to Washington in the …


  • Karr’s buzzer-beater lifts UI past San Jose St.

    LAS VEGAS – Krissy Karr wasn’t supposed to be the one taking the shot. But given how much the Idaho women’s basketball team struggled in its WAC tournament opener against …


  • No. 1 Zag men face WCC nemesis

    LAS VEGAS – Watching on television when Saint Mary’s center Brad Waldow’s front tooth went flying late in Saturday’s game, Gonzaga’s Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk had a similar reaction. …


  • Creighton wins MVC conference tournament

    Creighton repeated as Missouri Valley Conference tournament men’s basketball champion without much production from its star. “I didn’t have my best game, but my teammates stepped up and it feels …


  • Idaho’s Barone is WAC Player of Year

    DENVER – Idaho Vandals senior center Kyle Barone was voted the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the league’s basketball coaches, the conference announced on Sunday. The 6-foot-10 …


  • Liberty wins NCAA berth

    John Caleb Sanders had 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South Conference basketball tournament in Conway, S.C., …


  • In brief: Griffey not shocked by Hall of Fame snubs

    Griffey not shocked by Hall of Fame snubs Baseball: Ken Griffey Jr. says he “was not shocked” when baseball writers decided no player should go into the Hall of Fame …


  • Whitworth home again

    Home sweet home, indeed. For the third time in as many weeks, Whitworth will host an NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament game, this time in the Sweet 16 against …


  • Zags may be without MVP Karr

    LAS VEGAS – Taelor Karr took a seat on the bench and watched her Gonzaga teammates go through practice drills. She twisted her upper body to the right, then to …


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