To measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.
Gonzaga is out of the NCAA tournament thanks to Wichita State, a No. 9 seed that made five straight shots from behind the arc Saturday for a 76-70 victory that sent the West Region’s top seed back home.
Paul Bessire, better known by the name of his simulation program, “The Prediction Machine,” joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer the machine’s advice for filling out brackets this year.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.
If there’s a squad that should be rewarded outside the power six conferences with a No. 1 seed, it’s New Mexico.
Elias Harris scored 18 points and Kelly Olynk had 16 to lead No. 10 Gonzaga to a 78-62 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night in the a West Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Freshman Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points and No. 25 Gonzaga beat cold-shooting Pepperdine 73-45 on Thursday night for its 21st consecutive victory over the Waves.
Courtney Vandersloot had 29 points and 17
assists to help No. 11 seed Gonzaga beat third-seeded UCLA 89-75 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Marquise Carter scored a career-high 24 points, lifting 11th-seeded Gonzaga to an 86-71 victory over sixth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday night to cap a stellar day for the underdogs at the Pepsi Center in the NCAA tournament.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Robert Sacre scored 18 points as Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 79-59 Saturday evening. Steven Gray had 16 points and Elias Harris added 14 and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (13-5, 3-0 West […]
Robert Sacre was perfect from the field and the free throw line, scoring a career-high 24 points, and Gonzaga’s torrid start helped the Bulldogs breeze past Pepperdine 92-75 Thursday night.