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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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


Morehead State opens NCAA tourney with win

DAYTON, Ohio – Morehead State didn’t need a Chief on the boards to get its first NCAA victory in 25 years. Center Kenneth Faried got the better of his bigger …


It’s Zips’ turn to dance

Toledo Rockets men’s basketball coach Gene Cross thought his team had Akron beat in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. But Akron’s Anthony “Humpty” Hitchens took a pass …


UW surprised by opponent

SEATTLE – When Washington’s name popped up as a No. 4 seed in the West Region, the Husky players and the hundreds of fans on hand let out a roar. …


It’s Zips-n-Zags

Gonzaga knew it had a spot reserved in the NCAA tournament field, but there was still a little stress as the Bulldogs gathered to watch the brackets revealed on Selection …


Gonzaga’s bid to upset Arizona falls short in two-overtime thriller

In the end, after 50 minutes of the most inspired effort and riveting action any coach, player or fan could hope to witness, top-seeded and No.2-ranked Arizona shoved its way …


Casey Calvary’s climactic putback rescues Gonzaga in win over Virginia

This time, Gonzaga, despite being the No.12 seed, was a popular choice to beat No. 5 Virginia. The Bulldogs did just that, 86-85 in the first round of the South …


Richie Frahm scores 31 to lead Gonzaga past Louisville in First Round

Gonzaga fans, buckle up and hang on. Your Bulldogs are at it again. Granted, this NCAA Tournament ride might not prove to be as magical as last year’s sustained run …


Cold shooting, missed chances leaves Gonzaga with heavy hearts after loss to UConn in West Regional final

For now Gonzaga must deal with the disappointment of Saturday’s 67-62 loss to Connecticut in whatever way they can, while trying not to dwell on the great opportunity they had …


Zagnificent! Casey Calvary rescues Gonzaga with tip-in to beat Florida

Casey Calvary made the leap of his life, over a couple of Florida defenders, and tipped in the basket that gave 10th-seeded Gonzaga a knee-weakening 73-72 upset victory over sixth-seeded …