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Mississippi State cruises past Nicholls 95-50 in opening round

Victoria Vivians scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead top-seeded Mississippi State past No. 16 Nicholls 95-50 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Mississippi …


Oklahoma State routs Syracuse 84-57 in opening round

Freshman Jaden Hobbs scored a career-high 27 points, Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen added 19 and No. 9 seed Oklahoma State beat No. 8 Syracuse 84-57 in the first round …


Loyola-Chicago lifted by 98-year-old nun, fan in Sister Jean

Loyola-Chicago’s biggest fan is the team chaplain who prays with the players before games and gives them scouting reports the next day.


Bagley, Duke rout Iona 89-67, breeze into second round

Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA Tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled by Iona 89-67 on Thursday.


Rob Curley: The joy of watching college hoops … especially when you’re at school or work

It’s not often that a bit of misbehaving is such a community-bonding moment.


Last-in Syracuse rallies for 60-56 win over Arizona State

Freshman Oshae Brissett had a double-double and led Syracuse’s second-half comeback, and the Orange – the last team to make the NCAA Tournament – held on for a 60-56 victory …


Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament

Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


Q&A with Dick Vitale: ‘I have them (Zags) as one of my Final Four teams’

Earlier this week, betweeen his pre-tournament ESPN spots and radio interviews, “Dickie V” took time to chat with The Spokesman-Review. He recalls his favorite moments from the last three WCC …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

St. Bonaventure stuns UCLA 65-58 for 1st NCAA Tourney win in 48 years

Courtney Stockard returned from a hamstring injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Radford downs LIU Brooklyn for its first NCAA Tournament win

Carlik Jones had a substantial and loud cheering section at University of Dayton Arena, a lot of folks traveling about an hour up Interstate 75 from his Cincinnati hometown to …


Know your pod: Test your knowledge of Gonzaga’s fellow teams in Boise

How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 15-question pod quiz to find out.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter to miss NCAAs with broken wrist

Virginia will be without forward De’Andre Hunter for the NCAA Tournament. The school says Hunter suffered a broken left wrist during the ACC Tournament. He will have surgery Monday and …


UNC Greensboro guard Francis Alonso childhood friend, teammate of former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis

BOISE – Gonzaga’s and UNC Greensboro’s campuses are roughly 2,500 miles apart, but their connections extend abroad. To Spain, to be precise. UNCG standout guard Francis Alonso is a native …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

John Blanchette: Battle-tested Bulldogs aiming for return to Final Four

For six months there was the happy hangover, the gratification of getting to where no Gonzaga team had been before. Then came the reset, the having to put it away …


Patience, defense drive Spartans to top of Southern Conference

UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller needed time and patience – rare commodities in college athletics these days – to install a foundation in his program.


UNC Greensboro not typical mid-major team

Other than UNC Greensboro’s coaching staff, Steve Forbes probably knows as much about the Spartans’ basketball team as anyone on the planet.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Gonzaga will play Stanford in first round of NCAA women’s tournament

The NCAA selection committee awarded the Gonzaga Bulldogs a No. 13 seed in the women’s 2018 NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Zags will play No. 4-seeded Stanford in the Lexington …


Dear TBS: Please get better or leave the selection show the heck alone

Being a sports fan means making some concessions, compartmentalizing some jadedness and accepting a certain level of commercialism and inconvenience as the fair trade for, well, sports.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

College basketball corruption case won’t prevent the calls on Selection Sunday

Many named or connected to the probe will hear their teams called when the March Madness field of 68 is unveiled.


BYU’s loss lets Big Ten bubble teams breathe easy – for now

No. 6 Gonzaga probably has some new fans in Big Ten country. A 74-54 win over BYU in the West Coast Conference Tournament title game on Tuesday night gave the …


Selection show: Tournament teams revealed in 1st 10 minutes

The 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament will be revealed in the first 10 minutes of the selection show on Sunday, and then the brackets and pairings will be unveiled …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Gonzaga tries to add finishing touches to NCAA Tournament credentials

There’s always something to play for, particularly with March Madness around the corner.


Low-major programs faced with slim margin for error

Sacramento State’s best hope of reaching its first NCAA Tournament came in 2015-16. The Hornets were coming off a 21-win season, had a strong returning nucleus and momentum on their …


Gonzaga’s resume doesn’t add up to spot in NCAA selection committee’s current top 16

Gonzaga has never been easy to gauge for the NCAA Tournament selection committee and it seems little has changed under the committee’s new guidelines.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Virginia No. 1 in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings; Gonzaga not among top 16

Virginia is the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings, with Villanova, Xavier and Purdue earning the other top seeds. The Cavaliers, No. 2 in the AP Top 25, …


At this point, only two or three Pac-12 basketball teams look worthy of being in NCAAs

Nearing the midpoint of the season, there are still plenty of games left, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Pac-12 to change what looks to be a slim number …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

NCAA volleyball tournament: Taylor Mims guides Washington State to first-round win

Washington State junior Taylor Mims had a career night at just the perfect time.


Washington State volleyball back for more at NCAA Tournament

NCAA selection shows in any sport make for great television.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-Florida thriller joins list of Zags’ greatest games

Make room, Gonzaga-Michigan State triple-overtime marathon at the 2005 Maui Invitational. You, too, Gonzaga-Arizona double-overtime classic in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.