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UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

After unproductive debut against Gonzaga, Keita Bates-Diop rebounds with 28-point effort in rematch

It’d be tough to single out Keita Bates-Diop as the Ohio State player who caused the Buckeyes to fall short in their first meeting with Gonzaga this season, but to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga’s struggles from the free-throw line stuck around after opening win

For the second time in three days, the Gonzaga Bulldogs nearly took a loss at the line.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga women struggle to find answer for Stanford’s Alanna Smith

Going into Saturday’s game, the challenge was obvious: How do you slow down a physical, high-scoring junior forward who also can shoot from outside?


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State sent coach Mark Few heels over head

Even at 55 years old, Gonzaga coach Mark Few can still pull off a handstand.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

John Blanchette: Remarkable Gonzaga program marches ‘fourth’ to another Sweet 16

Maybe not until Rui Hachimura’s breakaway dunk with 4 – that number again – seconds left did all seem secure for the Zags in their 90-84 punch-out of Ohio State …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga A.D. Mike Roth finds just the right vantage point

Gonzaga’s tense first two NCAA Tournament games have tested athletic director Mike Roth’s viewing protocol.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga used its stingy defense to kick off game with essential 15-0 run

Gonzaga’s dominant start ran out of fuel in Saturday’s rematch, but if nothing else, the 15-0 lead that was manufactured in the opening 5-plus minutes gave the Bulldogs a sweet …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Freshman Jordan Poole’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer sends Michigan past Houston, 64-63

Michigan freshman Jordan Poole drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer after Houston squandered a chance to lock up a spot in the Sweet 16, giving the third-seeded Wolverines a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr., Rui Hachimura lead Gonzaga past Ohio State

Two nights after burying a late 3-pointer to sink UNC Greensboro, Zach Norvell Jr. was back at it with a season-high 28 points as the Zags rallied for a 90-84 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga’s rematch with Ohio State developed into foul fest

The Gonzaga Bulldogs knew they were in for a fight against Ohio State.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga women drew unlucky No. 13 for opener

The difference between a No. 12 seed and a 13 is bigger than it looks. For Gonzaga and Missouri, it’s as big as the Florida Gulf.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Keenan Evans, Texas Tech to Sweet 16 with win over Florida

Evans, who treats every game like senior night and doesn’t want to be done, scored 22 points and hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Gonzaga video coordinator makes one of Bulldogs’ greatest saves in 90-84 win

Riccardo Fois took the hardest charge during Gonzaga’s 90-84 win over Ohio State, and even if it cost him a pair of eyeglasses, the Bulldogs’ video coordinator said he was …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

TV Take: Gonzaga’s opening, closing stretches looked even better from new camera viewpoint

The view of Gonzaga’s 90-84 NCAA second-round win over Ohio State was better for the television audience, though many things they saw might have been better avoided.


Gonzaga-Ohio State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 90-84 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 90-84 win over Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Xavier suspects Florida State wants revenge in NCAA rematch

Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all are gone, the first two drafted into the NBA. Florida State has only one starter back from a year ago when the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Kansas holds off Seton Hall 83-79 to reach Sweet 16

Malik Newman scored 28 points, Udoka Azubuike stood toe-to-toe with Seton Hall’s bruising Angel Delgado, and No. 1 seed Kansas held off the plucky Pirates 83-79 on Saturday night, sending …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Viewing parties give alumni a chance to throw support behind Zags

BOISE – The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ postseason usually provides a good reason for alumni to throw a party. Year after year, Gonzaga alumni chapters come together to host socials and pull …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Young and talented: Kentucky stops Buffalo cold, 95-75

Kentucky put an end to any upset talk on its watch Saturday, getting 27 points, six rebounds and six assists from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in a 95-75 pullaway from scrappy, veteran …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper

Clayton Custer’s jumper took a friendly bounce off the rim and in with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Stanford dominates on the glass to eliminate Gonzaga women from NCAA tournament, 82-68

With a big edge on the boards and great long-range shooting, the Stanford Cardinal eliminate Gonzaga


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

NCAA women’s capsules: Connecticut rolls with record 140-point game

Azura Stevens’ 26 points led six UConn players in double figures and the Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament with a record-setting 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.) in Storrs, Connecticut.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Recap and highlights: Zach Norvell’s career night leads Gonzaga past Ohio State, into Sweet 16

Zach Norvell Jr. poured in a career-best 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 4-seeded Gonzaga outlasted a furious comeback attempt from fifth-seeded Ohio State to advance to the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Duke rolls into Sweet 16 with 87-62 romp over Rhode Island

Duke is moving on to the Sweet 16 for the 24th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski. The second-seeded Blue Devils rolled by seventh-seeded Rhode Island 87-62 in the second round …


Robinson, Engram pace Georgia women in win over Mercer

Caliya Robinson had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Mackenzie Engram added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia held off Mercer 68-63 in the first round of the women’s NCAA …


Buffalo women get first NCAA Tournament victory

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women’s NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany …


Quinnipiac women oust Miami for second straight year

Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women’s NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Ohio State blows by George Washington to advance in women’s regional

Stephanie Mavunga scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as third-seeded Ohio State routed No. 14 George Washington 87-45 to advance in the women’s NCAA Tournament. Alexa Hart had 12 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Alabama and into Sweet 16

Mikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No. 1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it’s the team to beat with an 81-58 win over …


Plot thickens, but Purdue’s Painter still says Haas unlikely

There’s now a bit of mystery surrounding the status of Purdue center Isaac Haas.