Gonzaga Trounces Xavier 83-59 To Advance To First Final Four In School HistoryGonzaga has made history and is the first WCC team since San Francisco in 1957 to make it to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four.
WATCH: Xavier Closes First Half Against Gonzaga With Wild 'Bounced In' BasketWithout any hyperbole whatsoever, this might be an NCAA Tournament first.
Twitter Reacts To 'Worst Possession Ever' To End Gonzaga-West Virginia GameYikes. The worst. Awful. Atrocious. Those are just some of the words being tossed around to describe the final possession of the West Virginia Mountaineers' season.
WATCH: 7-Foot-1, 300 Pound Przemek Karnowski Air Balls Foul Shot, Laughs It OffLate in an intense game for a chance to get to the Elite 8, even Karnowski had to laugh at his own poor shot.
Gonzaga's Road To The NCAA TournamentTake a closer look at the Zags' season and the road that led them to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 for the third straight year.
Gonzaga Beats Saint Mary's For Third Time, Wins WCC TitleNigel Williams-Goss scored 22 points, Przemek Karnowski added 15 and No. 4 Gonzaga won its fifth straight WCC tournament title by beating No. 19 Saint Mary's 74-56 Tuesday night.
All Three Bay Area WCC Schools Lose In Conference TournamentIt was a rough day for the three Bay Area schools in the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament: St. Mary's College, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco all lost in the quarterfinals—with both SCU and USF putting up valiant efforts against top teams.
USF Beats UOP In Opening-Round Game Of WCC TournamentThe University of San Francisco men's basketball team won its opening-round game of the West Coast Conference Tournament, and now the Dons will face top-seeded Gonzaga in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs are ranked seventh in both major media polls this year with their 29-2 record. It would be a major upset if USF managed to beat Gonzaga.
Santa Clara Rolls Loyola Marymount To Advance In WCC TournamentSanta Clara joined San Francisco as the two winners in the first-round West Coast Conference tournament, and now both Bay Area teams get to take on giants Saturday in Las Vegas. The Broncos get to face the Brigham Young Cougars, while the Dons play the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Both local teams will be big underdogs, but that's why they play the games. After all, anything can—and often does—happen in college basketball and March Madness.
St. Mary's College Chasing Fifth NCAA Bid In Eight SeasonsBay Area residents generally don't think of St. Mary's College in Moraga as being a basketball powerhouse, but the Gaels basketball team is on the verge of making the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fifth time in eight seasons if they can make a good showing this week in the West Coast Conference tournament.
Santa Clara Basketball Isn't What It Used To BeThere were days not so long ago when Santa Clara was the team none of the big boys wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament. Now, the Broncos struggle to even win the West Coast Conference title, thanks to the emergence of Gonzaga. But if there had been no Santa Clara, there would not be Gonzaga today.
No. 24 Gonzaga Tops USF 69-41 USF coach Rex Walters wasn't happy with his team's lack of toughness in a blowout loss to Gonzaga. "They won all the 50/50 balls, and the toughness points," Walters said of No. 24 Gonzaga, which won 69-41 on Monday night.