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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Texas Tech clamps down in 63-44 win over Michigan, sets up Elite Eight showdown with Gonzaga

Jarett Culver’s 22 points were a mere subplot in third-seeded Tech’s 63-44 takedown of Michigan in the West Region – a victory that set up an intriguing Elite Eight showdown …


NCAA Tournament: UCLA upsets Maryland to advance to Sweet 16

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Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16

The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De’Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

WSU volleyball accentuating positives for clash with No. 1 Stanford

The 16th-seeded Cougars take their swing at No. 1 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 at Maples Pavilion on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Oregon-Central Michigan notebook: Gonzaga Prep grad Oti Gildon gets chance to shine for Ducks

Oregon backup forward Oti Gildon got a big lift out of playing in her home town. Then she channeled that energy into a big performance for the Oregon Ducks on …


Notre Dame-Texas A&M notebook: Kathryn Westbeld comes up big for Irish

Four of the five Notre Dame starters reached double-figure scoring in the Irish’s win over Texas A&M. But Irish coach Muffet McGraw called a basket by injured Kathryn Westbeld the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Ruthy Hebard leads Oregon to 83-69 win over Central Michigan in Sweet 16

Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Top-seeded Notre Dame back in Elite Eight after beating Texas A&M 90-84

It’s been the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s modus operandi this season – few hands do most of the heavy lifting.


UConn tops Duke 72-59, advances to Elite Eight in Albany Region

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are in a familiar place – the Elite Eight.


South Carolina advances to Elite Eight with 79-63 win over Buffalo

That the upstate New York crowd wasn’t rooting for South Carolina didn’t matter one bit to A’ja Wilson. Her imposing presence inside and her booming voice proved enough for the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Duke squeezes Orange 69-65, sets up matchup with Kansas

Gary Trent Jr., made two clutch free throws with 6.3 seconds left to help second-seeded Duke hold off the 11th-seeded Orange in a 69-65 victory in the Midwest Region semifinals …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

John Blanchette: This season’s Gonzaga team deserves to take a bow, even if it fell short of Final Four encore

Having had so much success for so long, it gets increasingly difficult for each successive Gonzaga team to distinguish itself. Being part of a proud lineage is reward enough, certainly, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Villanova uses 3s to down West Virginia pressure 90-78

Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

ACC throws another roadblock in Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament path

The NCAA Tournament has been pretty special for Gonzaga, given that the Zags are the only program in the country to reach the last four Sweet 16s. The ACC hasn’t …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson in Sweet 16

Top-seeded Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, withstanding a wild comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for a too-close-for-comfort, 80-76 victory on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Oregon women anticipate tough showing in Spokane from 11th-seeded Central Michigan

Funny, this doesn’t feel like the junior half of the Spokane Regional bracket.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10 p.m.

Freshman phenom Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M ready for showdown with top-seeded Notre Dame in the Arena

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team is in Spokane because 5-foot-7 true freshman guard Chennedy Carter hit a winning 3-pointer to cap a 17-point comeback against DePaul.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Loyola-Chicago beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA Tournament run into Elite Eight

With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament …


Midwest Regional preview: Top-seeded Kansas faces Clemson, Duke gets Syracuse in Sweet 16

Everything seems to be in place yet again for Kansas, which for the second straight year needs just two wins – in a gym that its rabid fans can reach …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

East Regional preview: Chalkiest region gives no confidence to No. 1 seed Villanova

Sporting the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s chalkiest region doesn’t give Villanova coach Jay Wright any special confidence heading into Friday night’s game against West Virginia.


Athletic, deep Florida State upsets Xavier to earn Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

A surprise obstacle is in Gonzaga’s path to the Elite Eight. Florida State staged a late rally to knock off top-seeded Xavier 75-70 on Sunday, setting up Thursday’s Sweet 16 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Sweetest 16 ice cream challenge gives rise to a champion

Chriron Melendez didn’t plan on taking down 16 heaping scoops of ice cream in a 28-minute sitting Saturday.


Paul Turner: 16 scoops of delicious doom awaits mega eaters today at Spokane Arena

If you’re willing to pay $50 and eat every bite of a 16-scoop ice cream sundae, a ticket package to the NCAA games in Spokane awaits.


Meet the press: Gonzaga faces West Virginia’s overwhelming defense in NCAA Sweet 16

There is pressure defense and then there is this: West Virginia, nicknamed ‘Press Virginia’ because of its relentless defensive style, has been known to slap on the press after missing …


Size mismatches highlight Gonzaga-West Virginia key matchups

Gonzaga’s ability to deal with West Virginia’s press is the overriding issue in this Sweet 16 matchup.


Tourney roller coaster: Who’s up, down heading to Sweet 16?

Everything’s magnified in March.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams saves his noise for the court

Johnathan Williams is so soft-spoken even he acknowledges he’s “one of the most quiet guys around.”


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.