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College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan has best-ever start after beating Wildcats

Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory …


Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in Holiday Bowl

Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan State rallies past Northwestern 65-60

Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.


Pick 6: College football fanbases most cool with their coach

Not many college football fans outside of Alabama and Ohio State are totally content with their coach. And satisfaction can be fleeting, as Michigan State fans are finding out now. …


Gonzaga allowed Northwestern to hang around by misfiring on free-throw attempts

Gonzaga struggled at the free-throw line on Saturday when the Zags topped Northwestern 79-73 in the NCAA Tournament round of 32.


As fans duel vocally, Gonzaga players stick to business of winning

Northwestern was ready to fight Gonzaga for the right to play in the Sweet 16, and the Wildcats made sure to bring a barrage of fans to cheer them on …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Bulldogs’ Jordan Mathews stops Northwestern’s ‘hammer’ with a little bit of luck

Some wins ride on a little more than just talent – they require a bit of luck.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

John Blanchette: Don’t blame Gonzaga for cashing in when good fortune presents itself

It’s official. Gonzaga is now the most hated team in America. But the referees who missed the goaltending call are a close second.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern

Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Gonzaga missed big opportunity with Northwestern flagrant foul

Gonzaga won 79-73 on Saturday and the big controversy was about a goaltending no call that ended up yielding a four-point swing toward the Bulldogs when Northwestern coach Chris Collins …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Northwestern has no plans to be a one-hit wonder

The 2016-17 season saw Northwestern play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Wildcats have no intention of it being their last dance.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

NCAA admits error in noncall that went Gonzaga’s way

In a sport where gigantic athletes are not allowed to touch yet are constantly crashing into each other, a certain amount of controversy is expected. The most hated player at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

TV Take: Studio crew learned what Zags fans already know – never assume a Gonzaga victory

Ernie Johnson may not have, but Gonzaga fans knew better. An 18-point halftime lead was not the end of the story. Period.


Gonzaga-Northwestern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-73 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-73 win over Northwestern on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Vivint Smart Home …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Gonzaga survives and advances, beats Northwestern 79-73 to reach eighth Sweet 16

Gonzaga’s game against NCAA Tournament darling Northwestern went from sleeper to classic. But the top-seeded Bulldogs held off the Wildcats just long enough to escape Salt Lake City with an …


Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.


Northwestern’s mid-range game key for Gonzaga to contain

Northwestern’s offense revolves around guard Bryant McIntosh (14.7 points per game) and wings Scottie Lindsey (14.2) and Vic Law (12.1). Law is listed as a 6-foot-7 forward but he’s the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski’s doctor has Gonzaga and Northwestern ties

The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to silence Northwestern, pro-Wildcats’ crowd

The top-seeded Zags (33-1) are essentially considering it as a road game Saturday when they face No. 8 Northwestern (24-11) with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 on the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

John Blanchette: Northwestern inherits slipper from teams of Zags’ past

In a Northwestern locker room aswirl in joy and delirium on Thursday night, a reporter approached Wildcat sub Gavin Skelly at his locker. Skelly flashed a big grin and patted …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

Pardon Pardon’s language, but Przemek Karnowski is ‘heavyset’ foe

When asked to compare Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowki and a player of similarly sizable stature from the Big Ten, Northwestern forward Derek Pardon described Karnowski as “heavyset.”


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Matthew Fisher-Davis’ ill-advised foul dooms Vanderbilt

With 16 seconds left in No. 8 seed Northwestern’s 68-66 victory over No. 9 seed Vanderbilt, you could have made a pretty good case for Matthew Fisher-Davis as game MVP.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Fans power Northwestern to first NCAA Tournament win

For many years Gonzaga has been an enigma – a small-conference school with the NCAA tournament success of a major conference power and the fan base to match. On Saturday, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Northwestern edges Vanderbilt, will face Gonzaga in second round

SALT LAKE CITY – Northwestern got its first NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt, after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to …


Learning experience: Northwestern, Vandy in NCAA Brain Bowl

At Northwestern, they’re celebrating a first-of-its-kind accomplishment – embarking on a trip to the NCAA Tournament that has eluded a school known for books, not basketball.


Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance

Northwestern’s agonizing wait went down to the last quadrant. Then everyone jumped for joy. The Wildcats celebrated their first NCAA Tournament bid. The No. 8 seed in the West Region …


Wisconsin routs Northwestern in Big Ten semifinals

Going up against Wisconsin’s defense is a challenge under almost any circumstance. When the opposition is playing its third game in three days, it’s a mismatch.


Northwestern stuns No. 25 Maryland 72-64 in Big Ten Tourney

It was a night when the crowd considered anyone wearing purple to be the enemy – even loveable actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Facing No. 25 Maryland on a court that was …


Oregon WR Jalen Brown transferring to Northwestern

Oregon receiver Jalen Brown is transferring to Northwestern. Brown caught 26 passes for 407 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons at Oregon after redshirting in 2014.