Gonzaga beats South Carolina to reach first NCAA title game

Apr 2, 2017

Gonzaga beats South Carolina to reach first NCAA title game

Their star guard was outstanding. Their big men dominated inside. Still, it came down to some last-second strategy for Gonzaga to move on to the NCAA Tournament championship game for the first time. Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga’s big men combined for 27 ...

Mississippi State ends UConn's 111-game win streak

Apr 1, 2017

Mississippi State ends UConn's 111-game win streak

When the final shot beat the buzzer and UConn’s record streak was over, Geno Auriemma had to smile. After all the winning, the Huskies coach could appreciate a thrilling victory — even from the other side. UConn’s 111-game run came to a stunning end ...

South Carolina beats Florida to reach first Final Four

Mar 27, 2017

South Carolina beats Florida to reach first Final Four

South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history. The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time. Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Frank Martin to ...

Villanova wins national title on buzzer-beater

Apr 5, 2016

Villanova wins national title on buzzer-beater

One good shot deserved another. Kris Jenkins of Villanova wasn’t about to be outdone. Jenkins overcame the shock of watching North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch 3 to tie it by spotting up behind the right side of the arc and draining a ...

Apr 1, 2016

Michigan State's Valentine named AP Player of the Year

Denzel Valentine of Michigan State is The Associated Press Player of the Year, edging out Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield by three votes. Valentine is the first Spartans player to win the award. Bill Self of Kansas won Coach of the Year after leading the Jayhawks ...

Syracuse beats top-seeded Virginia

Mar 28, 2016

Syracuse beats top-seeded Virginia

Malachi Richardson and Syracuse scrapped and fought their way from the bubble to the Final Four. Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and Syracuse extended its improbable run with a 68-62 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Sunday. The Orange ...

Villanova upsets top-seeded Kansas

Mar 27, 2016

Villanova upsets top-seeded Kansas

Villanova players danced and celebrated after pulling off what many thought would be the NCAA Tournament’s most difficult task. Beating Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed, required taking the Jayhawks out of their comfort zone while seizing the opportunities that resulted. The Wildcats did ...

Late bucket lifts Syracuse

Mar 26, 2016

Late bucket lifts Syracuse

Every part of it paid off for Syracuse. The Orange learned and persevered during a trying season. When Michael Gbinije and company got in trouble Friday night, they were ready. Gbinije made a go-ahead layup with 22 seconds left, and Syracuse advanced to its ...

Top-seeded Oregon ousts Duke

Mar 25, 2016

Top-seeded Oregon ousts Duke

The Oregon Ducks took a double-digit lead early in the second half against the defending national champions, and they never flinched down the stretch. After taking down mighty Duke with remarkably little drama, these high-flying Ducks are on the brink of the Final Four. ...

Wisconsin stuns Xavier on last shot

Mar 21, 2016

Wisconsin stuns Xavier on last shot

Wisconsin coach Greg Gard never lost confidence in Bronson Koenig, even when he struggled in the Big Ten Tournament and failed to hit a 3-pointer in an NCAA Tournament win over Pittsburgh. Gard proved just how much he believed in him Sunday night. After ...

Gonzaga cruises into next round

Mar 20, 2016

Gonzaga cruises into next round

Leave the buzzer-beaters and heart-stoppers to the other guys. For Gonzaga, these are the March Mismatches. The Bulldogs, looking like something much different than an 11 seed, rolled over No. 3 Utah on Saturday, 82-59 behind 22 points from Eric McClellan and a 19-point, ...