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UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

UConn’s 111-game winning streak ends at hands of Mississippi State women

UConn’s 111-game run came to a stunning end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s basketball history, winning 66-64 on Morgan William’s overtime jumper in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Mayors of Spokane, Columbia make flag wager on Gonzaga’s Final Four matchup

The loser must fly the flag of the winning university above City Hall for a day. Both Mayor David Condon of Spokane and Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, released …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Mathews brothers, Jordan and Jonah, keeping tabs on each other

When Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews looked behind him last week, he saw one familiar face he doesn’t ever see in the stands – his younger brother, Jonah. It’s not often that …


South Carolina women join men in Final Four

Kaela Davis scored 23 points, A’ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the …


UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga missing Kennel crowd in NCAA Tournament

The Zags seem to be in agreement over one thing – March Madness is not nearly as great without the Kennel.


College basketball evolving into distinctively NBA game

Rick Pitino watched in amazement as the Michigan Wolverines made 11 second-half 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc.


VCU’s Wade heading to LSU after pair of tourney appearances

RICHMOND, Va. – Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. Vice Chancellor and athletic …


Tourney roller coaster: Who’s up, down heading to Sweet 16?

Everything’s magnified in March.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams saves his noise for the court

Johnathan Williams is so soft-spoken even he acknowledges he’s “one of the most quiet guys around.”


NCAA capsules: UConn rolls; Quinnipiac crashes Sweet 16

Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over visiting Syracuse in the Bridgeport Region on Monday …


Kelsey Plum scores 38 as Washington races past Oklahoma

SEATTLE – At this point, the records are just a blur for Kelsey Plum. They get crossed off so quickly there is no opportunity for appreciation.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

Plenty of milestones for Gonzaga coach Mark Few on his way to 500 wins

Pick a number between 1 and 500.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Gonzaga gets gamblers to bet big, and lose on NCAA Tournament action

Gonzaga beat Northwestern 79-73 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, but not everybody rooting for the Bulldogs came away winners.


Gonzaga’s Mark Few and crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed. Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched …


Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.


Hoop Streams: Millions of workers streaming NCAA day games

Tensions were high and hearts were heavy in a conference room on Thursday as attorney Rich Ruohonen sat by a family’s side during a mediation session in a multimillion-dollar wrongful …


Gonzaga’s slow start shows on the glass before cleaning up in second half

The Zags struggled on the glass against South Dakota State in their first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.


Variety of ways to watch, stream and listen to March Madness games

There’s no shortage of ways to watch the March Madness basketball tournament, even for those games taking place when you’re supposed to be working.


Gonzaga basketball has second home with McCartheys in Salt Lake City

Inside the Walker-McCarthey Mansion, one of many great, old houses that share Salt Lake City’s South Temple street with spire-laden temples, vast stone administrative buildings and a Jimmy Johns, there …


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Watch party tips for Gonzaga game

It’s March Madness and the No. 1-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs tip off Thursday at … 11 a.m.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Middle Tennessee works toward being next midmajor powerhouse

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have become downright greedy when it comes to March.


Balanced Kansas State beats Wake Forest 95-88 to advance at NCAAs

Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game on Tuesday night, and Kansas State’s balance was the difference as the Wildcats pulled …


Mount St. Mary’s tops New Orleans, prepares for Villanova

Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson fearlessly dribbled into the heart of New Orleans’ defense, pulled up and hit yet another of his oh-so-soft jumpers. This one decided a frenetic opening …


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9 p.m.

NCAA Tournament rife with Inland Northwest ties

While Gonzaga is the only team from the Inland Northwest to earn an NCAA Men’s Tournament berth, the tournament field abounds with players who have regional ties.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Gonzaga women face Oklahoma team that’s fast, physical

The NCAA has dangled a great big carrot in front of the Oklahoma women’s basketball team.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski stands tall in SI’s NCAA tournament cover

The most physically daunting player in the 2016-2017 NCAA tournament would be easy to find no matter where he was placed on Sports Illustrated’s March Madness cover.


Jenkins’ shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II still replays it in his mind, over and over. The ball left the hand of Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, reached the height of its arc as …