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Connecticut answers

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Connecticut hardly needed Hasheem Thabeet as it romped through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. That all changed against a gritty Purdue team. The Boilermakers …


Missouri stuns Memphis

GLENDALE, Ariz. – A career night by J.T. Tiller put Missouri one win away from its first trip to the Final Four. Memphis’ 27-game winning streak, meanwhile, is history. Tiller …


Fields sends Pitt into Elite Eight

BOSTON – Levance Fields pointed Pittsburgh in the right direction just in time – as usual. For the second straight game, the orchestrator of the offense took the big shots …


Villanova boots Duke from tourney

BOSTON – No team has erased more chalk from the NCAA tournament than Villanova. The third-seeded Wildcats beat Duke for the first time in more than 50 years Thursday night, …


Ellington’s hot streak gives UNC 3 scorers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Wayne Ellington spent the first two months of the season trying to find his missing shooting touch for North Carolina. Now the junior looks like he …


David S. Broder: Remain calm, study the stats

I took a one-week vacation from this column and the stock market went crazy. The letters AIG were translated into SOS, and the House of Representatives, responding to an outburst …


Bison shift focus to try to save town

A week ago they were on the big stage at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, playing the defending national champions in a game they were supposed to have no chance of …


Doug Clark: Just a hunk, a hunk of Bulldog love

Gonzaga University’s return to the Sweet 16 has once again infected the entire region with that March malady known as Zagmania. Case in point: Molly French, T.J. Hake and Micah …


Search for UNC’s Achilles’ heel

Game-planning for North Carolina is the easy part. Beating the Tar Heels, that’s a different story. “It’s no secret, everybody in the league tried to do the same thing,” said …


Williams wills Cards

Andre McGee can admit it now. He was scared. Really scared. Like “uh-oh, is this it?” kind of scared. Walking out of the huddle late in the second half of …


Women’s NCAA tournament roundup

Trenton Regional At Los Angeles


Gonzaga prepares for new challenge

SEATTLE – Can the Gonzaga women’s basketball team do outside what it did inside? How well the Bulldogs answer that question tonight at Hec Edmundson Pavilion could determine if they …


Cardinals recover

DAYTON, Ohio — The crushing full-court press wasn’t getting anything done against unflappable Siena. A double-digit lead had evaporated. And it was clear to everyone the top-seeded team was starting …


Apply online for Spokane 2010

Those wishing to apply for tickets to the NCAA tournament first- and second-round games March 18 and 20, 2010, can do so beginning today. Applications to purchase tickets can be …


Sweet Sixteen

East At Boston Thursday Pittsburgh vs. Xavier, 4:27 p.m., followed by Duke vs. Villanova West At Glendale, Ariz. Thursday Connecticut vs. Purdue, 4:07 p.m., followed by Missouri vs. Memphis Midwest …


Demetri Goodson’s shot lifts Bulldogs over Western Kentucky

PORTLAND – Casey Calvary’s legendary tip-in now has some company in Gonzaga’s rich NCAA tournament lore. Demetri ‘Meech’ Goodson, a freshman guard inserted into the game seconds earlier for defensive …


Brockman goes out battling

PORTLAND – Jon Brockman had a scratch under his left eye. His nose looked like the bottom of a hockey stick, bent to the right at the bottom. He thinks …


Lawson returns, leads UNC past LSU

GREENSBORO, N.C. – No one has ever doubted Ty Lawson’s talent, speed or ability to take over a game for North Carolina. Maybe now Lawson won’t hear so many questions …


GU-UW series? Stay tuned

PORTLAND – It had to come up. Though not in the same NCAA tournament region, the placement of Gonzaga and the University of Washington in the same pod at the …


Huskies tough it out

PORTLAND – Team captain Jon Brockman had a broken nose and a seat on the bench because of fouls. Isaiah Thomas and Justin Dentmon weren’t fulfilling their roles as Washington’s …


Zip it: Zags turn up defense in second half to seize opener over Akron

PORTLAND – It was a run that turned into a veritable sprint for the finish line. For nearly 30 minutes, fourth-seeded Gonzaga was confined to a slower pace and was …


Irish dodge Lobos

Tory Jackson hit an underhanded shot with 2 seconds left as Notre Dame survived squandering a 14-point first-half lead to beat New Mexico 70-68 in the second round of the …


Bison won’t be buffaloed

MINNEAPOLIS – North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips brought a prop to his press conference Thursday as tangible proof of just how much life has changed since his team earned …


Hilltoppers duplicate upset role

PORTLAND – Western Kentucky is at it again. The 12th-seeded Hilltoppers, who made an unexpected run in the NCAA tournament last year, pulled off a first-round upset of fifth-seeded Illinois, …


Xavier a tourney regular

BOISE – There was once a time when Xavier was a small school from a small conference trying to gain credibility in the NCAA tournament. Having made the tournament eight …


Thursday’s NCAA tournament scores

East At Greensboro, N.C. Texas 76, Minnesota 62 Duke 86, Binghamton 62 At Philadelphia Villanova 80, American 67 UCLA 65, VCU 64 South At Greensboro, N.C. LSU 75, Butler 71 …


Zags run past Zips

PORTLAND - Staring at a third straight first-round flop, Gonzaga responded like the talented and NCAA tournament-tested team it is.


Pondexter sends UW past Mississippi State

PORTLAND — Thanks to Quincy Pondexter, even the supposedly vulnerable Washington Huskies didn’t go out early.


Zags prepare for Akron ‘D’

PORTLAND – Gonzaga has been down this road before. The 10th-ranked Bulldogs are facing a defensive-minded opponent that prefers to keep the score in the 50s or 60s. Think Washington …


Bulldogs take aim on Akron

Gonzaga’s work at the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament was done. Saint Mary’s was vanquished by 25 points in the championship game. Trophies were presented. All-tournament teams announced. High-fives …