Stories tagged: NCAA Tournament
Sun., March 20, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Wisconsin rallies to stun No. 2 seed Xavier, 66-63
After watching talented sharpshooter Bronson Koenig hit a tying 3-pointer from well beyond the arc, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard drew up another play for him with a couple of ticks …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Syracuse routs Middle Tennessee State to reach Sweet 16
After suffocating No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State with their trademark zone defense in a 75-50 thrashing on Sunday night to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16, the only …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Hield’s 36 points lead Oklahoma past VCU 85-81
Buddy Hield scored 19 of his 36 points in the final eight minutes to help No. 2 seed Oklahoma hold off No. 10 seed VCU 85-81 on Sunday in the …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Late tip lifts Notre Dame over upstart Stephen F. Austin
That it came down to the last shot was no surprise. The hero, though, might have been the most unlikely player on the floor to make a game-winner. Rex Pflueger …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:25 p.m.
Showstoppers: Gonzaga shuts down Utah to reach Sweet 16
Gonzaga, two days after roughing up Big East Conference tourney champion Seton Hall, crushed Pac-12 Conference runner-up Utah 82-59 in front of 19,551 Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Blanchette: Nothing-to-lose Zags hit new heights after surgical demolition of Utah
There isn’t a team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament playing better than the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the moment, and the collective will it’s taken to get them to this …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Oregon and Saint Joseph’s both look to push the action in second-round matchup
No. 1 seed Oregon faces an eigth-seeded St. Joseph’s squad on Sunday that has seven players 6-foot-5 or taller who like to push the tempo and attack the rim.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Hawaii studies up on Maryland after celebrating first NCAA win
Quincy Smith celebrated Hawaii’s first-round NCAA tournament upset with anyone who wanted to join in the fun.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Selden, Ellis send Kansas past UConn to Sweet 16, 73-61 win
Wayne Selden Jr. and Perry Ellis carried Kansas on a sweet romp to the round of 16, combining for 43 points in a 73-61 victory by the Jayhawks over Connecticut …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Indiana tops Kentucky for Sweet 16 berth
Freshman Thomas Bryant scored 15 of his 19 points in the final eight minutes, Yogi Ferrell had 18 and fifth-seeded Indiana beat Kentucky 73-67 to earn a spot in the …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 10:41 p.m.
No. 1 seed UNC beats Providence 85-66 to reach Sweet 16
Brice Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and North Carolina pulled away from foul-plagued Providence 85-66 in Saturday night’s second round in a familiar fashion.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Niang leads Iowa State past Little Rock
Georges Niang scored 28 points and Iowa State watched Josh Hagins closely in the second half of a 78-61 win over Little Rock in the second round of the NCAA …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Brogdon leads Virginia past Butler 77-69 in 2nd round
Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points and Virginia used some hot second-half shooting to beat Butler 77-69 on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia shot 73 …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Kelsey Plum, Washington deny Penn’s Ivy League try in first round
Kelsey Plum did not worry one bit.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State sets sights on upset of Syracuse
Middle Tennessee State made mush of millions of brackets when the plucky Blue Raiders sprung an upset of national title contender Michigan State.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
Defense should play huge role when Gonzaga clashes with Utah
Questions were lobbied by numerous media outlets at players and coaches from Gonzaga and Utah.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
Blanchette: Big excitement develops for Domantas Sabonis vs. Jakob Poeltl
The anticipation is higher than 7-feet tall already, but perhaps it’s time for a caution.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Ducks waste little time in getting upper hand against Holy Cross
Any thought of an NCAA tournament upset quickly fizzled as Holy Cross had no answer to the length and speed of Oregon Saturday and the Ducks crushed the Crusaders 91-52.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Arena Notebook: Hawaii’s 5-0 mob provides motivation from the bench
The Hawaii 5-0 mob may not be as nationally known as the Monmouth bench, who’ve been featured prominently on ESPN throughout the season, but they got their last laugh with …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin stuns West Virginia
The lucky beard that makes Thomas Walkup look as if he could be the Stephen F. Austin mascot is staying on for at least a couple more days. The Lumberjacks’ …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
Baylor shuts down Idaho’s long-range game in NCAA women’s opener
Idaho women’s head coach John Newlee knew the best chance of toppling top-seeded Baylor was excelling in what carried the Vandals all season long: domination from the 3-point line.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Maryland holds on against South Dakota State’s furious rally
Nothing’s been easy this year for Maryland.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:10 p.m.
Hawaii bags first NCAA tournament win against embattled California
Hawaii’s first NCAA tournament win was not a Hail Mary affair.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State upsets No. 2 seed Michigan State
Reality hit Middle Tennessee State guard Jaqawn Raymond as he walked triumphantly off the floor. Giddy Potts thought it might come later, once he returned to the team hotel and …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
More tickets available for NCAA men’s basketball games at Spokane Arena
A limited number of single session passes is available for Friday’s NCAA men’s basketball games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 11:47 p.m.
Blanchette: Gonzaga’s performance shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone
How did anyone not see this coming?
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Bulldogs flex muscles: Gonzaga’s experience too much for Seton Hall
DENVER – An upset by seed but certainly not by how the game played out. No. 11 Gonzaga dominated most of the way, shut down Seton Hall standout guard Isaiah …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:50 p.m.
Jakob Poeltl leads Utah past Fresno State
Larry Krystkowiak had just watched his Utah Utes make one silly mistake after another as feisty Fresno State scored 10 straight points to grab its first lead of the night.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Providence beats Southern Cal on Rodney Bullock’s late layup
Rodney Bullock hit a layup with 1.5 seconds left and Providence beat Southern California 70-69 on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
Yale upsets Baylor 79-75 to post first NCAA tourney win
The Ivy League has produced its share of surprise winners in the NCAA tournament. It can add Yale to that list of bracket spoilers.