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Mississippi State routs NC State 71-57 to reach Elite Eight

Teaira McCowan still scored 24 points on perfect shooting, pulled down 15 rebounds and generally made life miserable for the Wolfpack, and helped the top-seeded Bulldogs breeze to a 71-57 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson in Sweet 16

Top-seeded Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, withstanding a wild comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for a too-close-for-comfort, 80-76 victory on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

Freshman phenom Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M ready for showdown with top-seeded Notre Dame in the Arena

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team is in Spokane because 5-foot-7 true freshman guard Chennedy Carter hit a winning 3-pointer to cap a 17-point comeback against DePaul.


Former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves returns to Spokane with an Oregon Ducks team built to win

Expect to see a few “Welcome back, Kelly Graves” signs this weekend at the Spokane Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

Jonathan Williams reflects on Gonzaga season as an ‘awesome journey’

It wasn’t quite the ending Johnathan Williams had hoped for in his final season at Gonzaga. But shortly after Gonzaga’s 75-60 loss to Florida State, Williams reflected on the 32-5 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga can focus on what was rather than what might have been

There haven’t been too many what-might-have-been endings in Gonzaga University’s recent and glittery basketball history.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Following Sweet Sixteen loss, Gonzaga senior Silas Melson wants Bulldogs to focus on the good times

A solemn Silas Melson sat at his locker, not quite ready to pull off the Gonzaga jersey he’s worn 150 times through the course of his career.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Analysis: Gonzaga struggles against FSU defense, falls to Seminoles in Sweet 16

Short-handed and nowhere near the top of their game. Not a good combination against an athletic, deep Florida State team.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Killian Tillie injury forces Gonzaga coach Mark Few to shuffle lineup in Sweet 16 matchup

Just before tipoff between Gonzaga and Florida State on Thursday, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few made a quick change that caught all of Gonzaga’s fan base off guard.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Zach Norvell Jr. promises return to Gonzaga; Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie yet to think about future

At different points of the 2018 postseason, three separate Gonzaga underclassmen played themselves into NBA Draft conversations.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

TV Take: Killian Tillie’s injury prevalent throughout broadcast of Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 loss

Maybe it was appropriate America learned Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie wasn’t going to play Thursday night via a pregame tweet from TBS’ sideline reporter Dana Jacobson.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Gonzaga-Florida State: 3 keys to the Seminoles’ 75-60 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Florida State’s 75-60 win over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

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

Staples Center one of NBA’s premier venues, but also a ‘second home’ to many former Zags

The Staples Center is housing fourth-seeded Gonzaga and three other Sweet 16 qualifiers this week in the West Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. The college game rarely comes through …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Killian Tillie out for Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State

Gonzaga was forced to make a late change to its starting lineup after forward Killian Tillie apparently reaggravated a hip injury during warm-ups prior to facing Florida State on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Gonzaga alums show their spirit in Los Angeles

Connor Palacio has enough Gonzaga spirit to spread around the entire city of Los Angeles. On Thursday, Palacio was spreading the spirit in downtown Los Angeles hours before the Bulldogs …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Michigan routs Texas A&M, will play winner Florida State for spot in Final Four

After reaching the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 with an improbable buzzer-beater, Michigan shot 62 percent from the floor and routed Texas A&M 99-72 in the West Region semifinals on …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Recap and highlights: Florida State uses depth to down Gonzaga 75-60 in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

Terance Mann scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Florida State used its depth and took advantage of a late Killian Tillie injury to top fourth-seeded Gonzaga 75-60 in the Sweet 16 …


Don’t blink: Four players to watch in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the Spokane Regional

It will be a star-studded affair this weekend in the Spokane Arena, when the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the women’s NCAA Tournament comes to town. Here’s a …


Midwest Regional preview: Top-seeded Kansas faces Clemson, Duke gets Syracuse in Sweet 16

Everything seems to be in place yet again for Kansas, which for the second straight year needs just two wins – in a gym that its rabid fans can reach …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

East Regional preview: Chalkiest region gives no confidence to No. 1 seed Villanova

Sporting the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s chalkiest region doesn’t give Villanova coach Jay Wright any special confidence heading into Friday night’s game against West Virginia.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Former Gonzaga Prep standout Oti Gildon ready for homecoming with Oregon Ducks in NCAA Tournament

Oti Gildon cut her basketball teeth in several gyms across Spokane. She’s looking forward to playing for the first time in Spokane’s biggest venue.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Zag Up catch phrase catches on with merchandise-crazy Gonzaga fans

Zag Up is more than just a couple of words printed on a warm-up shirt – it’s become Gonzaga’s catch phrase between the players and the fans.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Sweet 16 foes Gonzaga, Florida State both influenced by international recruiting

Leonard Hamilton and Mark Few cast a wide net when it comes to scouting talent and their respective rosters carry a combined nine players who were born outside of the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Leonard Hamilton is Florida State’s all-time wins leader, co-founder of gospel music label

Into the Sweet 16 for just the sixth time in program history, the Florida State Seminoles are producing some sweet music this March. That’s something their leader, 16th-year coach Leonard …


NCAA women’s tournament attendance at highest level since 2008

Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks did more than just prepare for their opening-round games in the women’s NCAA Tournament. They did everything they could to make sure people …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr.’s diet takes bite out of ‘Snacks’ intake

A sizable media contingent crowded around Zach Norvell Jr.’s cubicle Wednesday and learned a few more interesting tidbits about the redshirt freshman guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Elite defense enables Michigan to win ugly

When Jordan Poole’s long 3-pointer dropped through the net for Michigan, a whole lot of unsightly shooting beforehand was forgotten.


Traffic issues have greeted Gonzaga since arrival in Los Angeles

Los Angeles traffic has had its toll on the Gonzaga Bulldogs since they arrived on Tuesday for the NCAA Tournament West Regional.