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UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Ohio State gets Gonzaga after outlasting South Dakota State 81-73

Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added three free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt, lifting Ohio State to an 81-73 victory over …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga managers help players prepare by constructing makeshift hotel court

Joel Bruder wasn’t looking to build the Field of Dreams – just a place for fourth-seeded Gonzaga to carry out its walkthroughs and go through scouting reports before an 11:30 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga provided comforts of home locker room in Boise

Leon Rice’s flight back from Seattle landed in Boise at 10:30 Thursday morning – about an hour before Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament first-round game tipped off at Taco Bell Arena.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Top-seeded Kansas comes alive, beats Penn 76-60 in NCAAs

Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting the top-seeded Jayhawks to a tough, grind-it-out 76-60 victory over No. 16 Pennsylvania in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

TV Take: Odd angle, odd calls and Zach Norvell’s clutch 3 equal Gonzaga first-round win

It started with the odd camera angle from Boise’s Taco Bell Arena. It continued with some odd calls, or noncalls, during Gonzaga’s 68-64 NCAA first-round win over UNC Greensboro.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga-UNC Greensboro: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-64 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State 73-47

Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 73-47 win over Wright State with coach Rick Barnes …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Rhode Island shuts down Young, Oklahoma in 83-78 win

E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and one more that sealed it to help Rhode Island hold off dynamic scorer Trae Young and beat Oklahoma 83-78 Thursday in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Recap and highlights: Zach Norvell helps Gonzaga survive UNC Greensboro’s upset bid with 68-64 victory in NCAA Tournament opener

Zach Norvell Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining and fourth-seeded Gonzaga avoided 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro’s upset bid with a 68-64 victory in the first round of the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga fans make last-minute trek to Boise for first round of NCAA Tournament

Many Bulldog fans made the last-minute decision to make the roughly six-hour drive to Boise to watch Gonzaga take on UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Gonzaga’s history on Boise courts not so impressive

Gonzaga’s game against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday will be the first time in nearly two decades that the Bulldogs have played in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

John Blanchette: Enjoy the Big Dance, but don’t ignore the band’s sour notes

For some of us, this is the best sports day of the year. But, man, does college basketball seem to be intent on putting us in a bad mood.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Johnathan Williams can stretch for a rebound, but Gonzaga coach says forward ‘not the most flexible’ on yoga mats

Mark Few wouldn’t win many low-post duels with Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, but the Bulldogs coach likes his chances against the 6-foot-9 senior on a yoga mat.


Texas Southern routs North Carolina Central for first tournament win

Texas Southern got its first NCAA Tournament win, a 64-46 rout of North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

NCAA Tournament participants mostly unfamiliar with Boise; but not UNC Greensboro’s Jordy Kuiper

The redshirt senior forward owes a sliver of his succces to a former Boise State basketball player.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Smaller in frame, UNC Greensboro’s James Dickey plays as big as any forward he faces

James Dickey’s intimidation factor might need some work. The sophomore forward stands 6-foot-10, but barely pushes 200 pounds on the scale.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Gonzaga has huge edge in NCAA Tournament experience over newbie UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga will play in its 50th NCAA Tournament game on Thursday. UNC Greensboro will line up for its third.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Gonzaga great Dan Dickau has avid fan in UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller

In his playing days, UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller identified as a short, scrappy guard who might as well have been a living personfication of the “heart over height” adage.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Gonzaga wary of underdog UNC Greensboro ahead of NCAA Tournament opener

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is usually the most entertaining as underdogs take a swing at blue bloods and immediately became national darlings if they pull off an …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Americans believe Gonzaga can make dents in NCAA Tournament, but don’t foresee repeat run to Final Four

The consensus from college basketball fans who’ve completed brackets for ESPN’s Tournament Challenge is that GU will make noise in the West Region, but a collision course with top-seeded Xavier …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Gonzaga expecting strong fan turnout for NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga figures to have strong support in the stands at Taco Bell Arena with Boise roughly a 6 1/2 hour drive from GU’s campus, but junior point guard Josh Perkins …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Francis Alonso leads UNC Greensboro’s offense

Gonzaga should be used to this by now after touring the WCC’s collection of quality guards. Next up: UNC Greensboro’s Francis Alonso.


John Blanchette: Count on out-of-this-world play during Gonzaga’s bright future

“Welcome to Selection Sunday 2038 on PBS. I’m your host, Greg Gumbel and, yes, I am 91 years old, but I’m going to keep doing this until we get it …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

St. Bonaventure stuns UCLA 65-58 for 1st NCAA Tourney win in 48 years

Courtney Stockard returned from a hamstring injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Radford downs LIU Brooklyn for its first NCAA Tournament win

Carlik Jones had a substantial and loud cheering section at University of Dayton Arena, a lot of folks traveling about an hour up Interstate 75 from his Cincinnati hometown to …


Gonzaga’s Stephen Gentry, UNC Greensboro’s Kyle Bankhead: opponents for a day, friends for life

The text messages started flying back and forth weeks ago.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Standouts and sleepers: Eight players to watch in Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament

Two conference MVPs, one of the field’s top 3-point shooters and another who’s been as hot as anyone in the country over the last month will be coming through Boise …


UNC Greensboro guard Francis Alonso childhood friend, teammate of former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis

BOISE – Gonzaga’s and UNC Greensboro’s campuses are roughly 2,500 miles apart, but their connections extend abroad. To Spain, to be precise. UNCG standout guard Francis Alonso is a native …


NCAA women: Key numbers and stats for Gonzaga’s pod

Here’s a breakdown of the three teams Gonzaga may run into in the first weekend of the women’s NCAA tournament.