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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 …


Gonzaga shocks Stanford, grabs spot in Sweet 16

Gonzaga, behind the sniper-like shooting of its backcourt players and the inspired play of its undersized front line, battled through some early foul problems to solidify its standing as one …


Vols Make It Perfectly Clear Unbeaten Tennessee Whips Louisiana Tech To Claim Third Straight Ncaa Women’s Title

Pat Summitt comes to grips with a third straight title. Photo by Associated Press


Pac-10 Steals Thunder From Acc

Arizona coach Lute Olson, center, gathers the Wildcats during practice for today’s game against Maryland. Photo by Associated Press


Stanford Will Be Missed Cardinal’s Ncaa Ouster May Take Bite Out Of West Regional Attendance

The second-most disappointed Bay Area university in the wake of the stunning upset of Stanford’s women’s basketball team Saturday is Cal. Cal is the host school for this weekend’s NCAA …


Arizona Visits An Old Kentucky Home Tar Heels Take 66-58 Tumble As Bibby Lifts Wildcats Into Final

Arizon’s Mike Simon celebrates his team’s 66-58 win over North Carolina. Photo by Associated Press


Penicheiro, Jolly Keep Foes On Guard

The flair of Ticha Penicheiro has sparked Old Dominion’s fire all season. Photo by Associated Press


Kentucky, Final Four Reunited

Tony Delk and Walter McCarthy are headed to the Final Four. Photo by Associated Press


Umass Thumps Hoyas

Top-ranked Massachusetts wasn’t in the mood to cut down the nets Saturday night. Sure, the Minutemen are excited about their first trip to the Final Four, but that’s not the …


Kansas Fends Off Arizona, Gets Syracuse In West Final

Paul Pierce splits the Arizona defense as Kansas rolls on to the Elite Eight. Photo by Associated Press


No Miss In Mississippi St. Hot-Shooting Bulldogs Upset Uconn, 60-55

Dontae’ Jones, left, and Marcus Bullard celebrate MSU’s victory over top-seeded Connecticut. Photo by Associated Press


Massachusetts-Georgetown Matchup A Classic

Massachusetts vs. Georgetown is the kind of matchup Minutemen coach John Calipari loves. Two talented teams duking it out, each with star players capable of taking over a game, and …


Kansas Tames Nash, Stuffs Santa Clara

To fully appreciate the dominance of Kansas point guard Jacque Vaughn in Sunday’s 76-51 win over Santa Clara, don’t bother looking at his line in the box score. Look instead …


Lobos Aw-Struck By Hoyas’ Switch

Boubacar Aw politely listened to John Thompson’s halftime speech, and then made one of his own. With Georgetown down by three points at the half, Thompson, the Hoyas’ coach, lectured …


Marbury’s Pro-Active In Georgia Tech’s Win

A few more games like this might make it much harder for Stephon Marbury to turn down the NBA. Marbury, the nation’s most heralded freshman, could not be stopped Sunday, …


Louisville Leaves Villanova, Kittles In Bits

Kerry Kittles couldn’t keep up with DeJuan Wheat, and Villanova’s season ended in disappointment for the second straight year. Wheat, held without a field goal in the first half, scored …


Drexel Rocks Memphis 75-63

West Region Bill Herrion doesn’t take offense when people with puzzled looks on their faces ask, “Drexel who?” “Heck, I didn’t know who Drexel was until I took the job,” …


Bradley’s One-Man Gang Can’t Overcome Stanford

Guy Whitney, Arkansas steamroll Dan Earl, Penn State. Photo by Associated Press


Princeton Upends Ucla

Southeast Region It seemed as if Pete Carril had spent his whole career setting up this last, great play. Thirty years of picks and screens and sideline grimaces led Thursday …


Iowa State Sends Golden Bears Back To Berkeley

Midwest Region Faced with foul problems and a surging opponent, Iowa State turned to a constant - defense. The Cyclones, who held opponents to 42 percent shooting on their way …