Stories tagged: NCAA Tournament
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
Former Eastern Washington coach Ray Giacoletti sees hints of Gonzaga in Loyola-Chicago’s story
There is something strangely familiar about Loyola-Chicago’s run to the Final Four.
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
AP awards: Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw coach, South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson player of year
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw called this the toughest year of her Hall of Fame career. Having four players go down for the season with ACL injuries will do that.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Final Four will be mix of traditional powers, one amazing upstart
Two weeks of mayhem – a tumult of historic upsets, buzzer-beaters and at least one celebrity nun – have brought the NCAA Tournament to a crossroads.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
Oh Blue!: Michigan nips Florida State 58-54 to reach Final Four
With more defensive will than shooting skill, Michigan muscled its way back to the Final Four.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Final Four bound: No. 11 Loyola continues Cinderella run, beats Kansas State 78-62
Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four. This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
Michigan runs away from Texas A&M for 27-point victory, will play Florida State in Elite Eight
Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said the Wolverines were able to pick and choose their spots on offense during a Sweet 16 game against Texas A&M.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Loyola-Chicago beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA Tournament run into Elite Eight
With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
Jaylyn Agnew leads No. 11 Creighton to 76-70 win over No. 6 Iowa
Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of the …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Monique Billings helps UCLA beat American, 71-60
Monique Billings scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, Kennedy Burke added 15 points to lead No. 3 seed UCLA to a 71-60 win over 14th-seeded American in the first …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast women pull off upset of Missouri, 80-70
China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an upset in the …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Jatarie White scores 17 and Texas rolls over Maine, 83-54
Jatari White scored 17 points and No. 2 seed Texas used an overwhelming first half to romp to an 83-54 win over No. 15 Maine in the first round of …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Robbi Ryan leads Arizona State over Nebraska, 73-62
Robbi Ryan scored 16 points and Kianna Ibis added 14 to lead No. 7 seed Arizona State over No. 10 Nebraska 73-62 in the first round of the women’s NCAA …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
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 …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:02 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 13, 2018
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 …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 12, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
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 …