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UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Albany transfer Joe Cremo picks Villanova from finalist group that included Gonzaga

Albany graduate transfer Joe Cremo, who listed Gonzaga among his five finalists, committed to defending national champion Villanova.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to 14 in AP poll, Gaels climb into 13th spot

Gonzaga’s 2-0 week bumped the Zags up one spot to No. 14 in the AP college basketball poll.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs four spots to No. 15 in AP basketball poll

Gonzaga, which thumped Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount, took advantage of the conference carnage elsewhere and moved up four spots to No. 15.


Top 25 Capsules: Mikal Bridges leads top-ranked Villanova in 95-71 rout of Hofstra

Mikal Bridges scored 20 points and No. 1 Villanova remained unbeaten with a 95-71 rout of Hofstra on Friday night at the Nassau Coliseum.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Gonzaga remains No. 12 in AP poll, Villanova new No. 1

Gonzaga was right in the middle of the shakeup at the top of the AP college basketball poll.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Gonzaga has seen highs, lows at Madison Square Garden

The Zags’ history at MSG, known as the World’s Most Famous Arena, has been brief but memorable. They’ve experienced tournament titles, unfortunate injuries, program-defining wins and deflating losses while going …


UConn women No. 1; Villanova ranked for first time since ‘04

Harry Perretta has Villanova back in the Top 25. The Wildcats (5-0) entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday for the first time in 13 years.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Villanova, PK80 highlight Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule

The majority of Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule has come out in bits and pieces so there were few surprises when the school released the full slate Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Gonzaga, Creighton agree to home-and-home series, beginning in Spokane next season

Gonzaga and Creighton have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning with the Bluejays visiting the McCarthey Athletic Center next season, sources told The Spokesman-Review.


Jenkins’ shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II still replays it in his mind, over and over. The ball left the hand of Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, reached the height of its arc as …


Zags climb to No. 2 in college basketball polls

Gonzaga climbed two spots to No. 2 in both major college basketball polls.


No. 2 Villanova Wildcats dominate St. John’s Red Storm in record-setting win

The second-ranked and top-seeded Villanova Wildcats shot 63.2 percent (36 for 57) and committed just five turnovers in a record-setting 108-67 victory Thursday over St. John’s in the Big East …


Gonzaga slides to No. 4 in both major polls

Gonzaga dropped to No. 4 in both major polls, ending a


Gonzaga No. 1 for program-record fourth consecutive week

Gonzaga is No. 1 in both major college basketball polls for the fourth straight week, eclipsing the 2013 team’s three-week stint as the longest in program history.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Bracket preview show: Gonzaga No. 1 seed, fourth overall

Gonzaga received a No. 1 seed but was fourth overall when the selection committee unveiled its top 16 seeds on Saturday’s “March Madness Bracket Preview Show.”


Gonzaga remains No. 1, Villanova climbs to No. 2

Gonzaga remained No. 1 in both major polls after its two closest pursuers dropped games in another upset-filled week of college basketball.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 4 in AP, USA Today polls

There isn’t a consensus at the top of the college basketball polls but there is on Gonzaga.


Gonzaga reaches No. 5 in AP, No. 4 in USA Today

Gonzaga’s methodical march up the rankings continued Monday when the Zags reached No. 5 in the AP Top 25 and No. 4 in the USA Today poll.


Men’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Villanova hangs on against DePaul

Josh Hart scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 as No. 1 Villanova barely held off DePaul, 68-65 on Wednesday night, the Wildcats’ 19th straight win.


Gonzaga, Villanova will meet in 2017 Jimmy V Classic

It’s a year away but Gonzaga’s 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule is taking shape.


Duke’s Grayson Allen leads AP preseason All-America team

Josh Hart is off to a stellar start as a member of the defending national champions.


Villanova has one last hurdle: North Carolina

It has been Jay Wright’s customary answer every year when Villanova is about to embark on a new season and he is asked about the team’s goals.


Villanova has grown since December loss to Oklahoma

Villanova was blown out by Oklahoma in the first meeting with the Sooners this season.


First look: Hield, Arcidiacono take the long road to Final Four

Nobody in the NBA was knocking down Ryan Arcidiacono’s door when his junior season ended a year ago. Buddy Hield – that was a different story. Arcidiacono stayed at Villanova …


Seton Hall wins Big East Tourney, 69-67 over No. 3 Villanova

Isaiah Whitehead earned tournament MVP honors after scoring 26 points, including the deciding three-point play with 18 seconds left, as the Pirates beat No. 3 Villanova 69-67 on Saturday night.


Wolfpack clamp down on top-seeded Villanova

PITTSBURGH – The rims seemed tight. So did Villanova. The Wildcats missed so many shots – gimme layups, uncontested jumpers, airballed 3s – that it was no surprise the first …


Villanova, North Carolina State face off

PITTSBURGH – They are the plays that truly put the madness in March. Dereck Whittenburg’s desperate airball heave from 30 feet that led to Lorenzo Charles’ catch-and-dunk for North Carolina …


Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Jimmy V pairings set

Villanova will play Illinois and Indiana will meet Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden. Illinois replaces fellow Big Ten school Maryland, which had …


Villanova basketball assistant resigns

Villanova announced that assistant basketball coach Doug Martin has resigned because of inaccuracies on his resume. Martin was hired as associate coach by Villanova head coach Jay Wright on Monday. …