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UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Little Rock ready to make some noise in NCAA Tournament opener against Gonzaga

Coach Joe Foley’s program is back in the postseason for the sixth time in 10 years and ready to do make some noise this weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Rui Hachimura leads top-seeded Gonzaga to rout of Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAA Tournament opener

Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as top-seeded Gonzaga throttled No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson 87-49 on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at …


What channel is truTV? How to watch Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament game against Fairleigh Dickinson

CBS, TNT and TBS will also show games throughout the tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Could it happen again? Gonzaga wary of 1-vs.-16 matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson

Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Fairleigh Dickinson comes to Salt Lake City tired, but riding a high after first NCAA Tournament victory

Over the next few weeks, there will be plenty of players and coaches losing sleep over agonizing losses suffered at the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

John Blanchette: Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda knows what it takes to beat the odds

If Greg Herenda makes it to the Final Four this April with his Fairleigh Dickinson Knights it would be … well, it would be a damned miracle, OK?


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Point guards Josh Perkins and Geno Crandall formed a unique bond long before teaming up at Gonzaga

When Geno Crandall decided to spend his final college basketball season at Gonzaga, leaving the University of North Dakota to join the Bulldogs as a graduate transfer, it’s hard to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Gonzaga-Fairleigh Dickinson key matchup: Darnell Edge paces Knights’ talented backcourt

Gonzaga’s top priority will be defending Fairleigh Dickinson’s backcourt, specifically senior guard Darnell Edge.


Special guest visits with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura ahead of NCAA Tournament

Junior forward Rui Hachimura was greeted after Gonzaga’s shoot-around Wednesday by 95-year-old Wataru ‘Wat’ Misaka, the first player of Asian descent and the first non-white player in the NBA, known …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Former Post Falls standout Melody Kempton sees her role grow as Gonzaga enters NCAA Tournament

Melody Kempton is still bringing energy off the Gonzaga bench. Now she gets to bring it more often.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Home away from home: No. 1 seed means trip to Salt Lake City for Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga has been a No. 1 seed three times in the NCAA Tournament. The Zags have been sent to Salt Lake City each time. Here’s a look at their two …


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, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke follows own path to breakout season

“At San Jose State, it wasn’t a lot of fun losing those two years,” Brandon Clarke said. “I came here and it’s the exact opposite of that. It’s obviously the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Jessie Loera steps up for Gonzaga after injury to Laura Stockton

This is Jessie Loera’s team now, though she deflected that notion with the same grace she shows on the court.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

John Blanchette: Geno Crandall knows all about dogged determination at NCAA Tournament

Though they all seem to get lumped together as happy Cinderellas, there are subtle degrees of underdog baked into March Madness.


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

NCAA Tournament: Fairleigh Dickinson storms back to top Prairie View A&M, earns date with top-seeded Gonzaga

Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points, and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M 82-76 in the tourney opener.


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: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

With $15, you just can’t go wrong in building your own Gonzaga Dream Team

In a never-ending quest to match up the greatest players in Gonzaga basketball history – not to mention find ways to pass the time until the REAL games begin – …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Twins Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth have found a groove in Gonzaga’s frontcourt

What began with the makings of a sophomore jinx has turned into a confidence-boosting season for Gonzaga’s 6-foot-3 twin towers, Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Naismith Trophy final four

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year.


John Blanchette: Doc Ball answers all your First Four questions

Learned and wise about college basketball as he is, Charles Barkley can’t cover everything, especially when it comes to all that’s complicating Gonzaga’s merge from the on-ramp to the fast …


Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall’s tournament connections strong

Senior guard Geno Crandall watched the Selection Show with great interest to learn Gonzaga’s seeding and also see the draw for numerous friends. Crandall, a Minneapolis native, knows virtually all …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Healthy outlook for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins

Killian Tillie’s health has been a key factor throughout Gonzaga’s 2019 season. Josh Perkins’ shoulder was a major question for months leading up to the season. Both should be ready …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

How we voted: One day after NCAA seeds are unveiled, most voters come to consensus on top six teams

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Local influence: NCAA field littered with coaches who’ve spent time in Inland Northwest

Here’s a breakdown of eight head coaches, assistants and grad assistants with local ties who’ll be appearing in this year’s Big Dance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

ESPN gaffe gives early heads-up: Gonzaga women headed to Corvallis

Spoiler alert: the Gonzaga women will play Arkansas Little Rock in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Saturday in Corvallis, Oregon.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named first-team All-America by U.S. Basketball Writers Association

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura was named first-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Mark Few is a finalist for the USBWA’s Coach of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a …


Fantasy basketball dream matchup: 2017 Zags vs. 2019 Zags

In one corner, the 2017 Zags. The 29-game winning streak to open the season. Top defensive team in the country. In the other corner, the 2019 Zags, with generational offensive …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Gonzaga lands No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament, ‘validation’ for season-long performance

From Twitter to the lengthy roster of college basketball analysts, it was nearly impossible to ignore the debate leading up to Selection Sunday about Gonzaga deserving a No. 1 or …