Stories tagged: 2018 ncaa tournament
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Villanova players flash their fingers in a “V” symbol to celebrate big wins. For coach Jay Wright, that’s a finger for every national championship ring.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
One by one, Villanova keeps winning games and getting closer to another national title.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the women’s NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Moe Wagner, Charles Matthews and Michigan erased a 10-point second-half deficit and the Wolverines ended Loyola-Chicago’s storybook NCAA Tournament run with a 69-57 victory Saturday night in the Final Four.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.
Arike Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with 1 second left lifted Notre Dame to a 91-89 overtime victory over UConn on Friday night in the national semifinals.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
First things first: Bennie Seltzer didn’t stick around long enough to experience Loyola Chicago’s improbable run to the Final Four, but you won’t get him to confess to wishing he …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Teaira McCowan had 21 points and 25 rebounds to help Mississippi State reach the national championship game for the second straight year with a 73-63 overtime win over Louisville on …
Thu., March 29, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Loyola-Chicago is determined to keep alive its unlikely NCAA Tournament run when the Ramblers play in the Final Four this weekend. The underdogs went through their first workout at the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
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, 10:22 p.m.
Oregon backup forward Oti Gildon got a big lift out of playing in her home town. Then she channeled that energy into a big performance for the Oregon Ducks on …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Four of the five Notre Dame starters reached double-figure scoring in the Irish’s win over Texas A&M. But Irish coach Muffet McGraw called a basket by injured Kathryn Westbeld the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
With more defensive will than shooting skill, Michigan muscled its way back to the Final Four.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:40 p.m.
The shot clock is running on Gonzaga to make a decision on its conference affiliation, but the Zags sound as if they’re following one of John Wooden’s tenets: “Be quick, …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four. This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
It’s been the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s modus operandi this season – few hands do most of the heavy lifting.
Sat., March 24, 2018, 2:49 p.m.
Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are in a familiar place – the Elite Eight.
Sat., March 24, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
That the upstate New York crowd wasn’t rooting for South Carolina didn’t matter one bit to A’ja Wilson. Her imposing presence inside and her booming voice proved enough for the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
John Blanchette: This season’s Gonzaga team deserves to take a bow, even if it fell short of Final Four encore
Having had so much success for so long, it gets increasingly difficult for each successive Gonzaga team to distinguish itself. Being part of a proud lineage is reward enough, certainly, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Asia Durr had 24 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 and top-seeded Louisville rolled past No. 4 seed Stanford 86-59 on Friday night in the women’s NCAA Tournament Lexington Region semifinal.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Jordin Canada scored 22 points, putting second-seeded UCLA on her back in the fourth quarter, and the Bruins beat Texas 84-75 on Friday night to avenge a Sweet 16 loss …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Mechanical issues with Oregon’s plane Thursday night kept the Ducks in Eugene until Friday morning.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
Notre Dame’s injuries have been well chronicled this season. With just seven healthy scholarship players, coach Muffet McGraw has changed her approach to practices.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Sue Guevara, coach of 11th-seeded Central Michigan, expected to hear about how her team would handle its underdog status – that is, being the Cinderella team of the Spokane Regional.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
Meeting in the NCAA Tournament isn’t new for Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Even if it’s been a few years.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu soaks up advice from former Gonzaga stars Courtney Vandersloot, John Stockton
Kelly Graves had a special player at Gonzaga and now he has another at Oregon.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The NCAA Tournament has been pretty special for Gonzaga, given that the Zags are the only program in the country to reach the last four Sweet 16s. The ACC hasn’t …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Marie Gulich had 26 points, Kat Tudor added 16 and sixth-seeded Oregon State shot 58 percent in the second half to upset No. 2 seed Baylor 72-67 on Friday night …