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Huskies bank on Quincy

SAN JOSE, Calif. – When Quincy Pondexter grabbed an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left in a tie game, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar twice considered calling a timeout to set …

At this stage, confidence should trump conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. – If there is one thing Gonzaga should have taught us – and by us, we mean America’s college basketball fans – is where you come from isn’t …

Tourney replay

For 03-19-2010

Pondexter takes Huskies to second round

Everyone wanted the ball. Isaiah Thomas begged for it. Venoy Overton clapped and screamed: “Over here.” But Quincy Pondexter wasn’t going to give this moment to anyone else.

Pondexter, Hayward became Team USA pals

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Strangers at home in the United States, Quincy Pondexter and Lazar Hayward became fast friends in Belgrade, Serbia. Isolation will do that.

NCAA likes to play numbers game

This falls in the category of Things to Worry About Later, certainly. The NCAA basketball tournament games coming our way Friday are version 3.0 of March Madness at the Spokane …

Physical tournament follows Zags’ grueling regular season

It’s not something he set out to do, but Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin has had to learn how to deal with and play with the aches that come with being a …

Utah State coach Morrill link to Gonzaga’s past

Stew Morrill, by his own account, had never laid eyes on a priest before he set foot on the campus of Gonzaga University. He had grown up – all the …

GU must solve FSU’s defense

It doesn’t take long to realize Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton truly likes his basketball team. And he loves how they defend.

Dang, dang: 8th seed in Buffalo

Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin has been to Buffalo, N.Y. He was about 12 on a family vacation. He went to Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls. Great …

UConn, Heels head to NIT

NEW YORK – North Carolina and UConn are lending some serious star power to the NIT. The Tar Heels were a No. 4 seed in the bracket released Sunday, the …

Kentucky squeaks out win

John Wall scored seven of his 15 points in overtime, and No. 2 Kentucky (32-2) rallied from five down with 2:28 left in regulation to beat Mississippi St. (23-11) 75-74 …

A look at Zags and their bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 8 seed, taking on No. 9 Florida State on Friday in the West Bracket in Buffalo. The other half of the bracket has No. 1 …

Kansas earns tournament’s No. 1 seed

An injury hurts as much as a loss in the days before the brackets are drawn up for March Madness. Syracuse endured both and will have to rack up some …

No complaints for UW about 11th seed

SEATTLE – The picture of the 21st century athlete was Quincy Pondexter on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after hearing that his University of Washington men’s basketball team would be headed to …

Zags happy to be invited, and seem to mean it

An eight? The NCAA basketball committee made the home team a No. 8 seed? Did the selectors not get to touch the Maui Classic trophy? Were they not on those …

Gonzaga (26-6)

Seed, region: No. 8, West Location: Spokane

Sports in brief: GU’s Few district coach of year

College basketball: Gonzaga University coach Mark Few has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 9 Coach of the Year. The 11th-year head coach, who spent 10 …

N. Mexico St. (22-11)

Seed, region: 12, Midwest Location: Las Cruces, N.M.

Houston (19-15)

Seed, region: No. 13, Midwest Location: Houston, Texas

Purdue (27-5)

Seed, region: No. 4, South Location: West Lafayette, Ind.

Utah State (27-7)

Seed, region: No. 12, South Location: Logan, Utah

Texas A&M (23-9)

Seed, region: No. 5, South Location: College Station, Texas

Spokane matchups flush with Aggies

Only in the NCAA tournament could Spokane be part of the South. Or the Midwest.

Michigan St. (24-8)

Seed, region: No. 5. Midwest Location: East Lansing, Mich.

Maryland (23-8)

Seed, region: No. 4, Midwest Location: College Park, Md.

Siena (27-6)

Seed, region: No. 13, South Location: Loudonville, N.Y.

Florida St. (22-9)

Seed, region: No. 9, West Location: Buffalo, N.Y.

Spokane will be Aggieville

Texas A&M, Utah State and New Mexico State — Aggies all — will be coming to Spokane for the first and second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Zags shipped to Buffalo

The Gonzaga Unviersity men’s basketball team is a No. 8 seed in the West Region, but they will be traveling all the way to Buffalo, N.Y., to face ninth-seeded Florida …