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Thomas leads third-seeded Florida State women over Little Rock

Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and third-seeded Florida State defeated No. 14 seed Little Rock 91-49 in a women’s NCAA Tournament first-round game. It is a tournament high for Thomas, …


Central Michigan outlasts LSU for first women’s tourney win

Tinara Moore scored 25 points to help 11th-seed Central Michigan get its first women’s NCAA Tournament win with a 78-69 victory over No. 6 LSU in the opening round. The …


Odom’s career-high 25 points lead Duke women past Belmont

Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, including nine in Duke’s dominant third period, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils beat No. 12 seed Belmont 72-58 in the first round of …


UConn women roll to record-setting 1st-round win

Azura Stevens scored 26 points to lead six UConn players in double figures and the Huskies opened their NCAA Tournament with a record-setting 140-52 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.). The …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Boise State’s Riley Lupfer takes her game from courts around Spokane to NCAA Tournament

Riley Lupfer wasn’t looking to be lost and forgotten in her years on the Greater Spokane League basketball courts.


Florida State topples Missouri

Ninth-seeded Florida State has lots of guys who can score, and the Seminoles used that depth to win their fourth straight NCAA Tournament opener.


Hot-shooting Clemson ousts New Mexico State 79-68

Shelton Mitchell scored a season-high 23 points, Gabe DeVoe had 22 and Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 on Friday night, closing out a perfect first round for No. 5 …


Syracuse tops TCU 57-52 to advance again in NCAA Tournament

Marek Dolezaj scored 17 points before fouling out and 11th-seeded Syracuse shut down sixth-seeded TCU for a 57-52 victory in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga women look to get out of gate quickly in NCAA Tournament opener against Stanford

On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …


Minus top scorer, Kansas State tops Creighton

Barry Brown scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Kansas State posted a 69-59 wire-to-wire victory over No. 8 Creighton on Friday night despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade.


Top-seeded Xavier easily handles Texas Southern 102-83

The Xavier Musketeers looked every bit like a No. 1 seed their first time around in the role at an NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Golden Retrievers: UMBC first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1

UMBC has made NCAA Tournament history.


Jevon Carter leads West Virginia past Murray State 85-68

SAN DIEGO – Jevon Carter scored 21 points, had eight assists and six steals, Teddy Allen added 16 points and No. 5 seed West Virginia overwhelmed 12th-seeded Murray State 85-68 …


Seventh-seeded Nevada rallies, tops Texas 87-83 in overtime

Caleb Martin scored 18 points and made two huge 3-pointers in overtime Friday as Nevada rallied to beat Texas 87-83 for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007.


Jared Harper’s 3 helps cold-shooting Auburn beat Charleston 62-58

Jared Harper made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:17 to go – his only basket of the game – and Auburn held off No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Miles Bridges leads Michigan State past Thomas, Bucknell 82-78

Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help third-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga was successful in first – and only – NCAA Tournament rematch

Gonzaga’s history in the NCAA Tournament dates back to 1995. There’s been 20 appearances, 48 games and 29 victories. But Saturday’s game against Ohio State will mark just the second …


Ohio State standout Keita Bates-Diop has plenty to play for this March

Keita Bates-Diop is playing this NCAA Tournament for the “Ohio State” on the front of his jersey, but largely for the “Bates-Diop” on the back of it. It sounds self-serving …


Redshirting made Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell more hungry to help Bulldogs to another NCAA Tournament run

In Gonzaga’s inaugural run to the Final Four last season, Zach Norvell Jr. was forced to just watch.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga, Ohio State have come long way since November meeting at PK80

Gonzaga handed Ohio State its worst loss of the season Nov. 23 at the PK80 Invitational in Portland. It’s what has happened since that will determine the outcome of Saturday’s …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

John Blanchette: After 20, even 30 years, all Gonzaga players matter

They may not be the team everyone talks about now nearly 30 years later. But they’re part of a bigger team.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs

In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …


Michigan transfer Andrew Dakich leads Ohio State on court, in locker room at NCAA Tournament

It’s one thing to wear Wolverines blue one season and Buckeyes red the next. It’s another to make the transition as fluidly as Dakich has.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Women’s NCAA Tournament capsules: Top seeds Notre Dame, Louisville roll to victory

Here is a look at Friday’s games in the women’s NCAA Tournament:


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga, Ohio State get stay-and-play package in Boise

Gonzaga and Ohio State can’t seem to get away from each other. The teams, who played in the PK80 Invitational in November with the Zags winning 86-59, are staying at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann reaches out to Gonzaga’s Mark Few ahead of NCAA Tournament

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was brushing up on first-round opponent South Dakota State on Monday night when he decided to dial up GU coach Mark Few. The Zags beat …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga didn’t see best of Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop in first meeting

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop has played in 32 games and twice failed to reach double figures: Rutgers (season-low six points) and Gonzaga (seven points).


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Clutch shots by Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell, ex-teammate Donte Ingram warm prep coach’s heart

BOISE – The latest addition to Zach Norvell Jr.’s greatest hits compilation came in the waning seconds Thursday against UNC Greensboro.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams reaches rebounding milestone in win over UNC Greensboro

Johnathan Williams reached 1,000 career rebounds in Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

What to eat if you want the Zags to win

Grubhub has tracked the foods that are most popular on the Bulldogs’ winning game days.