Wash. (AP) The to-do list for the Gonzaga basketball team got shorter Monday: For the first time, the Zags were ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Sweet, but it may get bumpier from there.
Rory McIlroy walked off the course at the PGA National after hitting his second shot in the water on the ninth hole, already seven over par for the day. “I’m not in a good place mentally,” he told reporters.
“I told (Mike) Montgomery, ‘I respect you as a coach. Do I respect what you did? No. You can’t put your hands on a kid. It’s 2013,’” Allen Crabbe Jr., his father, said.
California coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 on Monday for shoving one of his own players in the chest during a game.
The Golden Bears, who have won three of the last four championships, secured a 46.5-point victory Saturday night over Georgia, the runner-up two years running.
Ariya Crook scored all 11 points in the last 1:32 of overtime to rally Southern California to a 76-75 victory against California on Saturday night.
The BracketBuster is a showcase for mid-majors, with the games televised on ESPN.
In the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, the Saint Mary’s Gaels have jumped up the rankings by several positions to No. 18.
Josh Owens scored 17 points and the entire Cardinal roster contributed on both ends of the floor in a balanced 75-55 victory over San Diego.
Playing for the first time since leading rebounder Richard Solomon was suspended, No. 24 California was outrebounded and outhustled in losing to San Diego State for the second straight season.