Stories tagged: NCAA Tournament
Thu., March 24, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Perry Ellis pours in 27 points as Kansas defeats Maryland
Perry Ellis scored 27 points, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Woodard, Hield lead Oklahoma’s romp
Jordan Woodard scored 22 points and Buddy Hield had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Oklahoma Sooners to a 77-63 romp over third-seeded and cold-shooting Texas A&M …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Villanova routs Miami in South Region semifinal
Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins each scored 21 points, and No. 2 seed Villanova never trailed in routing third-seeded Miami 92-69 Thursday night in the South Region semifinal of the …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Styles clash in Sweet 16 match between Virginia, Iowa State
Malcolm Brogdon could imagine the feeling if top-seeded Virginia advanced to the Midwest Regional final.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Eric McClellan’s philosophy: ‘Get back out there’
Eric McClellan was alone in his Las Vegas hotel room and he had something to say.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Famed Syracuse 2-3 zone defense gives opponents fits
Gonzaga’s and Syracuse’s defenses haven’t taken a back seat through two NCAA tournament games to any of the remaining 14 teams.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Blanchette: Don’t look now, but Zags are crazy-good defenders
Here’s what may have been overlooked in the NCAA tournament: the Zags held Seton Hall and Utah under 60 points in back-to-back games, something that had happened in Gonzaga’s NCAA …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Friendship will take a backseat in Villanova-Miami matchup
Friendship takes a backseat at the NCAA tournament, especially with a berth in the Elite Eight on the line.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Gonzaga will have hands full against Syracuse
Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis, whose team lost by 25 points to Syracuse on Sunday, noted that “you can’t overlook how good their players are.”
Tue., March 22, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Underdogs put the sweet in Sweet 16
The NCAA tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and many of the usual suspects made it. There also are a few surprise teams and matchups. Don’t feel bad if you’re …
Tue., March 22, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm helps Cyclones reach Sweet 16
Few coaches in the country faced a bigger challenge than Iowa State’s Steve Prohm in replacing Fred Hoiberg.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 7:11 p.m.
ESPN pleased with women’s NCAA tournament remote broadcasts
ESPN’s experiment of broadcasting six women’s NCAA tournament games remotely went off without a hitch.
Mon., March 21, 2016, 11:55 p.m.
Blanchette: Zags pick right time to display resume
If college basketball is your drug of choice, maybe your favorite day of the year is Selection Sunday. Hard not to get wrapped up in the intrigue of the bracket …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Gonzaga’s one-game-at-a-time approach focuses on Syracuse in Sweet 16
Silas Melson aced the one-game-at-a-time pop quiz. A half hour after Gonzaga dusted Utah 82-59 Saturday in an NCAA tournament second-round mismatch, the sophomore guard was quizzed about the Zags’ …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
No. 1 seed Oregon outlasts eighth-seeded Saint Joseph’s
Two athletic basketball teams locked horns in the Spokane Arena on Sunday night, but the No. 1 seed Oregon Ducks found enough defense to erase a seven-point deficit to beat …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
Maryland spurt in second half too much for Hawaii
Maryland was the bigger, faster and more talented than mid-major Hawaii for just three minutes on Sunday.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Texas A&M uses furious comeback to down Northern Iowa
Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A&M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to come back for a 92-88 double overtime victory over …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Tennessee women knock off Arizona State and head to Sweet 16
Diamond DeShields scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Mercedes Russell had all 12 in the opening half and Tennessee completed its improbable run to the Sweet …
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 …