Stories tagged: NCAA Tournament
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.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Experts predict tight game when Cincinnati meets Saint Joseph’s
Rare is the year when a double-digit seed is considered a threat to move deep into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Ducks carry No. 1 seed into opener against revitalized Holy Cross
Playing for the first time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, Oregon will try to preserve history of no upsets by the top seed Friday against a …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
No. 5 seed Maryland guards against upset-minded Jackrabbits
If any game in the NCAA tournament screams “upset special,” it’s Maryland vs. South Dakota State.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
NCAA tournament returns to Spokane Arena with underdogs hopeful
As Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena gets set to host its fifth NCAA men’s tournament in 13 years, fans of the longshots hope for a repeat of 2014 upsets.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Fourth-seeded Golden Bears soldier on despite distractions
Cuonzo Martin said he wants to focus only on what he can control in his team’s upcoming NCAA tournament game against Hawaii.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Vandals face tall order in Baylor, even without Brittney Griner
As just a spry freshman in 2013, Ali Forde’s idea of fun would have been taking on the most dynamic post player in college basketball at the time.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Contrasting styles will be evident when Gonzaga plays Seton Hall
Two teams on a late-season roll.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins all business these days
Randy Perkins sits high above the floor at the Pepsi Center, retracing the switchbacks that brought his son home for the weekend – in a manner that transcends the routine …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 9:24 p.m.
GU men’s basketball notes: Zags looking for eighth straight opening-round victory
The plan changes every year, depending on circumstances, but the end result has remained the same.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Holy Cross captures first NCAA tournament win since 1953
Robert Champion scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help Holy Cross beat Southern University 59-55 Wednesday night for its first NCAA tournament victory in …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Most NCAA teams arriving at Spokane hotels on Wednesday
If one of your favorite teams is in the NCAA field in Spokane, or if you just love college basketball, you can catch a closeup of the teams as they …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Analysis: Tournaments tough on local women’s teams, but numbers support selection committees
Want some March Madness? That was Jon Newlee on Selection Monday.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Blanchette: Need help on your bracket? Trump to the rescue
Joe Scarborough: “And we’re back on ‘Morning Joe’ and, what a surprise, our friend Donald Trump is joining us via satellite.”
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
Wichita State, Florida Gulf Coast advance to NCAA tournament first round
Wichita State’s guards used their Final Four experience to pull out a defense-dominated First Four game on Tuesday night, leading the way to a 70-50 victory over Vanderbilt.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 12:16 a.m.
Former coach Dan Monson likes GU’s chances against Seton Hall
Long Beach State coach Dan Monson had a lot on his mind, facing a short prep for Tuesday’s NIT date against Washington, but he quickly boiled down Gonzaga’s first-round NCAA …