Mark Few’s team is an Elite Eight win against Xavier on Saturday from advancing as a No. 1 seed out the West Regional and to Phoenix next week.
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Gonzaga meets West Virginia in a Sweet 16 game Thursday, and it seems a lifetime ago for former Bishop Gorman High star Zach Collins when he arrived at school to the daily challenges of teammates.
It’s not possible to watch an entire day’s worth of NCAA Tournament games when you spend time in a press room writing on one result while so many others are playing out across the country.
Two decades ago this month, Arizona’s basketball team won its only national title by beating Kentucky, a moment that caused many to believe a geographical shift of sorts had taken afoot in the college game.
Immediately advance your regular-season champion to the tournament final and make everyone else fight it out for the right to meet it for the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Raiders need 24 votes in favor to be approved for relocation to Las Vegas, and one thing in Mark Davis’ favor is that the NFL no longer is run by its old guard.
Oregon basketball is still a nightmare to play. It still has guys who defend laterally until you get past them, and then others who are just as quick and long and bouncy who go horizontal.
In this ever-advancing storyline of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and playing in a 65,000-seat domed stadium, the most significant form of progress occurred earlier this week in Florida.
From the second a ridiculous 62-52 overtime loss to San Diego State ended on Thursday, how UNLV takes the next steps of improvement is squarely on the shoulders of coach Marvin Menzies.
As crushing as it was to be down 21 at halftime, climb to within five with 9:47 remaining and then watch Gonzaga pull away, the Gaels won’t be denied a place in the NCAA bracket this time.
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