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Gonzaga-West Virginia at a glance

7 Gonzaga Region: East


Blanchette: Huggins fits in with Mountaineers

PITTSBURGH – Our last view of Bob Huggins was from the rear, as he trundled his way up the tunnel at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City back in …


Tattooed Sacre exults in Cosmo’s pick for tourney sexiness

Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre – the fourth-sexiest player in the bracket? “You guys said it,” he protested, though not convincingly. “I didn’t want to put it out there, but what can …


Blanchette: Huggins fits in with Mountaineers

PITTSBURGH – Our last view of Bob Huggins was from the rear, as he trundled his way up the tunnel at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City in 2003, …


Pro golfer Stanley loves the Bulldogs

PITTSBURGH – If the new Bulldog head cover and the two putters with “Go Zags” on the left side of the faces didn’t give it away, professional golfer Kyle Stanley …


Rebounding could decide Gonzaga-West Virginia game

PITTSBURGH – Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd put together the scouting report for today’s NCAA tournament game against West Virginia and it’s a safe bet the word “rebounding” appears in …


BYU roars back to beat Iona

DAYTON, Ohio – Noah Hartsock scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half to fuel BYU’s incredible comeback from a 25-point deficit, leading the Cougars past Iona 78-72 …


Top women’s seeds hit the road

Another year, another NCAA tournament road game for St. John’s. It’s almost become a running joke with the Red Storm’s women’s basketball staff.


Young Gonzaga long of tooth next to West Virginia

In a battle of birth certificates, Gonzaga is the more grizzled team for one of the rare times this season when compared to West Virginia.


GU women will play Rutgers on Saturday

The Gonzaga women were awarded the No. 11 seed in the Kingston Region of the NCAA tournament and will meet No. 6 Rutgers at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday.


Gonzaga draws 7 seed, faces West Virginia in Pittsburgh

Gonzaga drew a seventh seed in the NCAA tournament and will face 10th-seeded West Virginia on Thursday in Morganto…, err, Pittsburgh. “We’re wearing white jerseys but the home-court advantage will …


Gonzaga vs. West Virginia Thursday, 4:20 p.m. on TNT

Gonzaga (25-6) Seed, region: No. 7, East


Top seeds, despite drama

Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina tried to manufacture some chaos before the brackets came out. Like a group of 7-foot forwards roaming the middle, the members of the NCAA selection …


Pittsburgh pod: Gonzaga, West Virginia, Ohio State, Loyola

Seventh-seeded Gonzaga will take on No. 10 West Virginia on Thursday in Pittsburgh in the East Region. The other side of the bracket has No. 2 Ohio State facing No. …


Blanchette: NCAA got bracket pretty much right

Got a bone to pick with the bracket architects. It’s simply indefensible that the NIT has been stacked in such a way that there’s no chance for an all-Pac-12 final …


Gonzaga a No. 7 seed, faces West Virginia

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team was seeded seventh in the East Region of the NCAA tournament and will face 10th-seeded West Virginia (19-13) on Thursday in Pittsburgh.


Bubble teams sit, wait for Sunday’s announcement

Seat edges will be sat upon and seconds will be counted as an abundance of nervous teams ask all day today, “Did we do enough?” When the NCAA tournament field …


Predictions abound for Gonzaga’s seeding, site

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team will find out this afternoon its seeding, its opponent and its destination in the NCAA tournament. There’s no shortage of opinions on line about the …


Hard-to-peg Huskies sitting on the bubble for NCAA invitation

Sitting on a podium in front of a room crowded with media, Lorenzo Romar pleaded his case for Washington to receive an invitation to the NCAA tournament. It was as …


Colorado nabs NCAA berth by winning Pac-12 tournament

Snubbed by the NCAA selection committee last year, then picked to finish next-to-last as a new member of the Pac-12, Colorado had all kinds of grudges going into its men’s …


Texas A&M rallies to edge Stanford

INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M’s defense was good enough to upset two No. 1 seeds. They will find out Tuesday night if it is good enough to win a national championship.


Butler, UConn make unlikely pairing in title game

HOUSTON – Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. …


Irish end Huskies’ quest for three straight titles

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not often Maya Moore meets her match. Skylar Diggins was up to the task, and Notre Dame will play for a national championship because of it. The …


Butler, UConn make unlikely pairing in title game

HOUSTON — Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. …


Texas A&M plots to slow down Stanford in semifinal

INDIANAPOLIS – Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen have run through nearly every emotion possible this week – even before their Final Four game. The two Stanford seniors were relieved just …


Butler defeats VCU to return to national title game

HOUSTON – Butler is ready for Part II. After playing last season’s underdog role and advancing to the NCAA tournament final, the Bulldogs did it again Saturday – only this …


Big East power Connecticut stands in Butler’s way

HOUSTON – Butler will have to go through the big, bad Big East for the national title. The Bulldogs will face third-seeded Connecticut, another one of college basketball’s bluebloods, on …


Walker guides Connecticut into NCAA championship game

HOUSTON – When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba Walker and Connecticut. Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its …


Editorial: Women’s athletics help restore lost respect

March Madness is over for Gonzaga University – for 2011, at least. Even in defeat, however, the extraordinary women’s basketball team with the superlative point guard earned every speck of …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …