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UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Michigan State, Michigan in Sweet 16 because of defense

Michigan State and Michigan, those fierce in-state rivals, actually have a lot in common at the moment: Both teams are in the Sweet 16 because of their defense. The Spartans …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Beavers find way to hold off Bulldogs this time around

Once again, Oregon State found a way – and the Gonzaga women are finding their way home after a remarkable season. In a game that wasn’t decided until the final …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Foul trouble proves costly for Bulldogs in loss to Beavers

Gonzaga expected to face some adversity Monday night. The heat in Gill Coliseum, the crowd of 8,000-plus – those were givens. But foul trouble? That wasn’t in the equation, but …


Gonzaga-Oregon State: 3 keys from the Beavers’ 76-70 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Oregon State’s 76-70 victory over Gonzaga at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Oregon State uses late surge to top fifth-seeded Gonzaga in second round of NCAA Tournament

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mikayla Pivec notched a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds as fourth-seeded Oregon State used a late run to down No. 5 seed Gonzaga 76-70 in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Round two: Gonzaga and Florida State await Sweet 16 rematch

If Zags’ followers had flashbacks when the West Regional bracket was announced on Selection Sunday, they’ve probably intensified after the first weekend of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Florida State forward Phil Cofer, grieving loss of father, not expected to play against Gonzaga

Florida State will be without senior forward Phil Cofer, who didn’t play in FSU’s opening-round win over Vermont because of a foot injury and then learned devastating news in the …


Commentary: Blowout loss shouldn’t leave Washington Huskies feeling blue

It’s not that their 22-point loss to North Carolina came without pain, but it paled in comparison to UW’s season-long pride.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Former Lake City, Montana star still loves Zags, but will coach against them Monday

No hard feelings, Gonzaga fans: Katie Baker still roots for the Zags. So does her mom, who continues to own season tickets to see the women at the Kennel. But …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Reserves Kempton, Forsyth will be counted on again by GU women

It’s not about the minutes, it’s what you do with them. Gonzaga reserves Melody Kempton and Louise Forsyth learned that lesson the easy way on Saturday. Now they hope to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Tournament matchup four years ago provided positives for Gonzaga, Oregon State women

To hear the coaches four years later, there were no losers in that epic second-round NCAA Tournament game between Gonzaga and Oregon State.


Gonzaga, Florida State matchup in Sweet 16 tips at 4:09 on CBS

Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 rematch with Florida State will tip at 4:09 PT Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State looking a bit vulnerable, too, as it prepares to play Gonzaga

Now who’s feeling vulnerable? With all they’ve endured in the last two weeks, it should have been the Gonzaga women.


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Five years in a row: Gonzaga’s Sweet feat

With the first weekend of the tournament now over, fewer than five percent of college basketball’s teams 353 teams are still playing. Kansas and Kansas State, both No. 4 seeds …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Brandon Clarke cleared for takeoff

Take a wild guess which Zag had the honor of putting a Gonzaga sticker on the Sweet 16 line of an oversized NCAA Tournament bracket inside the locker room. “Don’t …


NCAA Tournament roundup: Michigan State marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16

Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

John Blanchette: Brandon Clarke leaves everyone in Salt Lake City starstruck after dominating performance against Baylor

All those “watch lists” for college basketball’s many awards that managed to miss on Brandon Clarke altogether this year, or scramble to include him at midseason, or leave him off …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Mark Few calls Corey Kispert Gonzaga’s ‘player of the game’ after 16-point, seven-rebound effort

On a night when even Corey Kispert may have refuted the idea that his contributions outweighed those of teammate Brandon Clarke, longtime GU coach Mark Few was adamant that his …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: Once in the middle of the action, Dan Dickau calls NCAA Tournament on radio

From Gonzaga’s first Associated Press All-American to first round draft pick to broadcaster, Dan Dickau has seen all levels of the basketball world.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Brandon Clarke leads Gonzaga into Sweet 16 with record-breaking performance

Brandon Clarke is a relative newcomer to these high-pressure NCAA Tournament games in front of packed arenas on national television. The junior forward seems to be a fast learner; it …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup: Oregon State downs Boise State in overtime, sets up second-round showdown with Gonzaga

Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the fourth-seeded Oregon State Beavers withstood a major scare from No. 13 Boise State for an 80-75 overtime victory in the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi meet French icon, idol Boris Diaw after Baylor win

It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Florida State slams Ja Morant and Murray State to set up Sweet 16 rematch with Gonzaga

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, …


Gonzaga-Baylor: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 83-71 victory over the Bears in the NCAA Tournament

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 83-71 victory over Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Injured Gonzaga guard Jill Townsend surprises teammates ahead of NCAA Tournament win over Little Rock

The plan came together early Friday afternoon on the Townsend family ranch in Okanogan, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Little Rock: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-51 victory over the Trojans

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 68-51 victory over Little Rock.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins is as loving as he is bizarre

Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Gonzaga holds off Baylor behind Brandon Clarke’s record game, earns spot in Sweet 16

Brandon Clarke broke Adam Morrison’s school record for points in an NCAA Tournament game. He also became just the third player in tourney history with 35 points and five blocks …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga women get off to quick start, top Little Rock in NCAA Tournament opener

Zykera Rice scored 18 points and Katie Campbell added 15 as the Gonzaga women defeated Little Rock 68-51 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington shows poise from the top down to make successful return to NCAA Tournament

After watching a 13-point lead shrink to seven in less than a minute, and then watching a turnover give the ball back to a jacked-up Utah State team, Huskies basketball …