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Gonzaga stars Holmgren, Nembhard declare for NBA draft

Apr. 21, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga stars Chet Holmgren and Andrew Nembhard announced Thursday that they will enter the NBA draft. Holmgren is expected to be a top five pick, while Nembhard is projected as a likely second-rounder. Holmgren arrived at Gonzaga as one of...

Gonzaga's Julian Strawther declares for NBA draft

Apr. 18, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Julian Strawther said Monday that he will enter the NBA draft and skip his junior year. The 6-foot-7 Strawther averaged 11.8 points per game on 49.5% shooting last season, earning an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection. He...

Lavin eager to leave TV, get back into coaching at San Diego

Apr. 08, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Steve Lavin was eager to leave college basketball broadcasting and return to coaching, even it means being in the same conference as Gonzaga and Saint Mary's. Lavin was introduced Friday as coach at San Diego, which has struggled for the better part of the last 15...

Coach K grateful as Banchero elevates game, carries Duke

Mar. 25, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Duke's season and Mike Krzyzewski's coaching career were on the line in the closing minutes of the Sweet 16, it was a talented freshman who made sure it wouldn't end. Paolo Banchero delivered the key plays down the stretch of the victory over Texas Tech...

Busted brackets mark another topsy-turvy NCAA tourney

Mar. 25, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

Fourth-seeded Arkansas used what amounted to a sneak attack to take down No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga, not only knocking the Bulldogs out the NCAA Tournament but taking out a whole lot of fans still hoping to win bragging rights and office pools. Then again, the number of busted...

Sweet 16: Coach K says 'It's not the coaching.' But it is

Mar. 25, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

Duke keeps winning games in the NCAA Tournament and Mike Krzyzewski keeps telling anyone who will listen, “It’s not the coaching.” There’s some evidence to suggest he’s right. For one thing, Duke relies almost entirely on freshmen and sophomores, which means...

Notae, Arkansas muscle top overall seed Gonzaga out of NCAAs

Mar. 25, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For 40 frenzied minutes, JD Notae, Jaylin Williams and Arkansas played a maddening, muscular style on both ends that took Gonzaga out of its game — and right out of the NCAA Tournament far earlier than these Zags expected. Notae scored 21 points despite...

Arkansas star JD Notae seeks consistency against Gonzaga

Mar. 22, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

Arkansas guard JD Notae has a well-earned reputation as a big-time performer. He also can be maddeningly inconsistent. During Southeastern Conference play, the fifth-year senior exploded for 30 points against Kentucky and 28 against Auburn in huge wins over top 10...

Sweet 16 primer: All eyes on Peacocks after wild 1st weekend

Mar. 21, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

Top seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Arizona are in. So is little Saint Peter’s, the giant killer and only the third No. 15 seed to make it this far in the NCAA Tournament. And Coach K's farewell tour continues as he and his Duke Blue Devils made it to the Sweet 16, too. ...

Top-seeded Gonzaga rallies in 2nd half to beat Memphis 82-78

Mar. 20, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Drew Timme gathered his Gonzaga teammates at midcourt, pointed at the scoreboard showing a 10-point halftime deficit for the top overall seed and expressed a few choice words. Timme's goal was to spark his teammates with words. He did it with his play on the...