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UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Gonzaga tangles with athletic Florida State in Sweet 16 showdown

Gonzaga has seen just about everything possible on the basketball court during coach Mark Few’s tenure. However, Florida State, Thursday’s challenger in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, qualifies …


Eastern Washington’s Lynn Hickey helped pave path to national prominence for women’s college basketball

When Chennedy Carter hit a winning shot last weekend to send Texas A&M to the Spokane Regional, she thanked her coaches, her teammates and all the fans in Aggieland. Perhaps …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, listed as Utah State candidate, ‘100 percent’ focused on Gonzaga

It’s become an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd’s name attached to a job opening.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Nigel Williams-Goss keeps close eye on Gonzaga, former prep teammate Braian Angola

Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss is 6,420 miles from here but he feels connected to Thursday’s Gonzaga-Florida State matchup at the Staples Center. Williams-Goss, who is in his first professional season …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Florida State forward Phil Cofer emerges as key player for Seminoles

Senior forward Phil Cofer has emerged as one of Florida State’s primary players after three seasons in the background.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Standouts and sleepers: Eight players to watch in Gonzaga’s pod at the Sweet 16

As Gonzaga heads into the Sweet 16, here are five standout players and three sleepers the Bulldogs need to have on their radar this weekend at the Staples Center.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

John Blanchette: The chill is gone, baby; the NCAA Tournament is about to get real

Madness? Let’s get more specific. It’s really March Schizophrenia. Let ol’ Doc Basketball here explain.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Gonzaga players enjoy family-style feast while marching to another Sweet 16

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had plenty of supporters in their corner in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament last week in Boise.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

A look back at Gonzaga’s history in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament

When GU outlasted Ohio State 90-84 in the Round of 32 last Saturday in Boise, it secured its fourth Sweet 16 berth in four years. That’s a feat nobody else …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Mark Few’s 2018 coaching ranks with best of his 19 seasons at Gonzaga

A few of Mark Few’s pet peeves: Inquiries about the starting lineup, sweeping generalizations, and awards, all-conference, coach of the year, etc. So his input will be absent from this …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Spokane Regional promises something for every women’s basketball fan

Prepare to be entertained, Spokane basketball fans.


Florida State’s Braian Angola, a former NIC standout, shines on and off court

North Idaho College basketball coach Corey Symons will tell you that Florida State senior guard Braian Angola is a great kid and a wonderful player, and he has the stories …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Central Michigan stuns Ohio State, earns trip to Spokane

Cassie Breen threw the ball high in the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Seconds later her joyous …


After chaotic weekend in the West Region, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances of Final Four return

Gonzaga coaches and players may not have you believing their path back to the Final Four is any easier than it appeared a week ago, but the oddsmakers and number …


Gonzaga facing confident, battle-tested Florida State in Sweet 16

Florida State’s comeback Sunday shocked Xavier, but not the Seminoles. The ninth-seeded Seminoles (22-11) have been battle-tested, and even though many of those outcomes didn’t go their way – they’re …


What. Just. Happened?! NCAAs amp up the March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A memorable, zany first two rounds – even by March Madness …


Women’s Tournament capsules: Oregon, Notre Dame, Texas A&M headed to Spokane

Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the second-seeded Oregon Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 101-73 victory over No. 10 Minnesota in the …


Tickets for Sweet 16 reasonable, so far

Gonzaga fans might be pleasantly surprised when they go to the secondary market for tickets to Gonzaga’s next game in the NCAA Tournament.


West Virginia gets better of in-state rival Marshall, 94-71

Jevon Carter scored 28 points, Lamont West added 18 off the bench and West Virginia overwhelmed its in-state rival beating Marshall 94-71 on Sunday night in the second-round of the …


FSU comeback and payback as Seminoles oust top-seeded Xavier

The Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious comeback.


Athletic, deep Florida State upsets Xavier to earn Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

A surprise obstacle is in Gonzaga’s path to the Elite Eight. Florida State staged a late rally to knock off top-seeded Xavier 75-70 on Sunday, setting up Thursday’s Sweet 16 …


With GU victory, ex-Zag Rem Bakamus gets last laugh on ESPN’s Dan Dakich

Local hacks and national yakkers, all are acquired tastes. Dan Dakich’s shtick on ESPN college basketball broadcasts and his Indianapolis-based radio show goes down with much of his audience like …


Gabe DeVoe, Clemson rout cold-shooting Auburn to reach Sweet 16

Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting …


Underdog UMBC falls to Kansas State 50-43

Barry Brown scored 18 points, and Kansas State ended UMBC’s brief, but historic run in the NCAA Tournament with a 50-43 victory on Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Comeback for the ages: Nevada tops Cincinnati 75-73 to reach Sweet 16

Nevada rallied from 22 points down in the final 11 minutes Sunday to stun No. 2 seed Cincinnati 75-73 and earn its second Sweet 16 appearance ever. Josh Hall converted …


Tweet Sixteen: Former Gonzaga players have taken to social media to offer support for Bulldogs

As GU prepares for its Sweet Sixteen test, we look back at 16 posts from former players who took to the Twittersphere last night as the Zags knocked off Ohio …


Clutch play driving Gonzaga’s hot streak

Space limitations prevent a comprehensive list of the gotta-have-it plays Gonzaga made down the stretch of its first two NCAA Tournament wins. The gist is the Zags keep making them, …


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a …


Dakota Mathias drains huge 3-pointer as Purdue holds off Butler

Dakota Mathias sank a 3-pointer with 14.2 seconds left, and second-seeded Purdue held off 10th-seeded Butler 76-73 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

11th-seeded Syracuse beats 3rd-seeded Michigan State 55-53

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.