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UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti comes up clutch with pair late 3-pointers to sink Gonzaga

The sophomore guard from Italy wasn’t having a particularly strong game, but he came through late with a pair of 3-pointers that guided the Red Raiders past Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Analysis: Texas Tech hands Gonzaga bitter loss, ends Zags’ dreams of Final Four

Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Josh Perkins: ‘Hard not to think about’ technical foul that cost Gonzaga in closing seconds of Elite Eight loss

It may not offer any comfort or relief to Gonzaga fans now, but the Bulldogs would’ve had the ball back with a chance to tie the game had Josh Perkins …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame women beat Texas A&M 87-80 in Chicago Regional semifinal

Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 34 points, Jessica Shepard added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and defending national champion Notre Dame beat Texas A&M 87-80.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite Eight in Greensboro Regional

Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Season-ending loss to Texas Tech doesn’t tarnish memories of season for group of Gonzaga seniors

It was 15 minutes after the final buzzer sounded and Josh Perkins climbed his way up to the podium for the postgame press conference. His eyes were red and puffy, …


Gonzaga-Texas Tech: 3 keys to the Red Raiders’ 75-69 Elite Eight victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Texas Tech’s 75-69 victory over Gonzaga in Anaheim, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke mum about future following NCAA Tournament exit

Big decisions loom for Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke now that the 2018-19 season is over, but the junior forwards were still officially Gonzaga basketball players when they left the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura named to West Region all-tournament team, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver Most Outstanding Player

The winning team out of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region was also home to the Most Outstanding Player. Jarrett Culver averaged 20.5 points with 4.5 rebounds to lead the Texas …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Pair of Gonzaga fans with Texas Tech diplomas had reason to smile, regardless of final score

The diplomas say Texas Tech. The devotion was all Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga left to wonder what could have been after Texas Tech clamps down on Zags’ Final Four hopes

Going into the Elite Eight matchup between the nation’s most efficient offensive team, Gonzaga, and the nation’s most efficient defensive squad, Texas Tech, there was an easy narrative to latch …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Texas Tech holds off Gonzaga 75-69 to advance to first Final Four

Follow along for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tip is scheduled for 3:09 p.m.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Injury questions linger for teams headed to East, Midwest Region Elite Eight games

The injury questions piled up in NCAA Sweet 16 games in the East and Midwest regions with the potential to impact who earns the final two spots in the Final …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Second-seeded Oregon holds off South Dakota State to earn spot in Elite Eight

Ruthy Hebard had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Sabrina Ionescu added 17 points and 11 assists to send second-seeded Oregon to its third straight Elite Eight with a 63-53 …


Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver has grown from three-star high school prospect to high-flying standout for Red Raiders

Blessed with an ability to finish at the rim, pop a quick midrange jumper and drain the occasional 3-pointer, sophomore Jarrett Culver is the ultimate weapon for Texas Tech.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Duke avoids upset, edges Virginia Tech 75-73 in Sweet 16

Zion Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a double-digit lead, and the Wildcats escaped their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal …


Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80 in Sweet 16

Fifth-seeded Auburn poured in 17 3-pointers, many of them during a game-changing run that spanned halftime, and the Tigers rolled to a 97-80 upset over North Carolina in the Midwest …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Freshmen lead Michigan State past LSU and into Elite Eight

Freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown led experienced Michigan State past LSU 80-63 and into the Elite Eight. Henry and Brown each had career highs in points. The second-seeded Spartans …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga, Texas Tech building hearty appetites as spot at Final Four table is up for grabs

There aren’t six words more sodden with anticipation and angst in sports. Forty minutes from the Final Four.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 offense clashes with Texas Tech’s No. 1 defense in Elite Eight showdown

No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-3) and No. 3 Texas Tech (29-6) will spend 40 minutes Saturday at the Honda Center trying to determine whose No. 1 in the West Regional …


Texas Tech’s Matt Mooney hoping for better result in second shot at Gonzaga

This is round two for Mooney vs. Gonzaga. The first one didn’t go as planned for Mooney as a sophomore at South Dakota.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie looks to improve personal record against Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti

Killian Tillie will meet an old European nemesis in Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 matchup with Texas Tech Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Johnathan Williams adjusts to new role – super fan – during Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 triumph

As Florida State crept closer to Gonzaga, shaving the Bulldogs’ second-half lead to six points, five points and finally four points, Johnathan Williams started to grow anxious, just like every …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

‘Welcome to Chaos Central’: Gonzaga Exists apparel is a high stakes gamble

One of the most stressful Gonzaga University NCAA watch parties may be at Zome Design, the screen printing shop responsible for the “Gonzaga Exists” T-shirts and sweatshirts.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie had mini-Zion Williamson moment with shoe malfunction against Florida State

Tillie’s Nike shoe malfunctioned with the Zags leading 63-56 against Florida State in the waning minutes. A small segment of the bottom sole of the shoe came loose and was …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Gonzaga-Texas Tech key matchup: Jarrett Culver ranks among best guards, players in the nation

Sophomore Jarrett Culver does it all for the Red Raiders. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard leads the team in scoring (18.9 points), rebounding (6.4), minutes (32.1) and assists (133). He’s an …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Brandon Clarke add to record collection in win over Florida State

Josh Perkins’ record collection keeps growing. The senior point guard surpassed Matt Santangelo as the program’s single-season assists leader.


Gregg Nigl’s perfect NCAA Tournament bracket is busted – all the way to 348th place

Gregg Nigl had a good run. The 40-year-old neuropsychologist from Columbus, Ohio, picked the first 48 games of the NCAA Tournament correctly in his bracket contest, becoming the first person …


Rob Curley: Going to the game with Thayne

Seated eight rows behind the Bulldogs’ bench, Thayne McCulloh is just as nervous as the rest of the 1,000 or so people decked out in Gonzaga colors in the Honda …