NCAA Basketball

Baylor beats undefeated Gonzaga to win men’s Championship

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The fresh-as-can-be Baylor Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection in an 86-70 runaway in the national title game. It brought this once-downtrodden program’s first national title back home to Waco, Texas. Jared Butler scored 22 points and MaCio Teague had 19 for the Bears, who were ranked second or third in the AP poll all year…

Undefeated Gonzaga to Face Baylor for NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship

Gonzaga hopes to keep its undefeated 31-0 season intact when it faces Baylor (27-2) on Monday night for the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. Both are No. 1 seeds in the tournament. The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 7:20 p.m. CDT on CBS 8. Gonzaga earned a 93-90 overtime win over UCLA in its…

Final Four Set with Gonzaga Still Hoping for a Perfect Season

Gonzaga’s bid for a perfect season will continue into the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Meanwhile, UCLA’s unexpected run through the tournament continues. Drew Timme provided 15 of his 23 points while the Bulldogs outscored Southern Cal, 49-30 in the first half of an 85-66 win over the Trojans. Jalen Suggs just missed a triple-double for the…

Baylor, Houston First Two Teams to Reach the Final Four

Baylor more than lived up to its top-seeded billing in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, pulling away from No. 3 Arkansas early and then again the second the game got uncomfortably close. Baylor won 81-72. The Bears booked a spot in the Final Four come Saturday against No. 2 Houston, which had a much tougher time shaking free from 11th-seeded…

Alabama Takes On UCLA Tonight in Sweet 16 Showdown

Alabama head coach Nate Oats congratulates players during the game against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Alabama plays UCLA in the Sweet 16 tonight. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Number two seed Alabama (26-6) takes on No. 11 seed UCLA (20-9) tonight in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. With a victory, Alabama would advance to the Elite Eight…

Alabama women fall to 2-seed Maryland

SAN ANTONIO — Maryland and its offensive juggernaut are rolling fast and easy into the Sweet 16, getting 19 points from Angel Reese and overwhelming Alabama 100-64. The second-seeded Terrapins came into the women’s NCAA Tournament with the nation’s highest-scoring offense and have yet to take their foot off the gas. The Terps are averaging 99 points in their two tournament…

Alabama men cruise past Maryland into Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 2 seed Alabama men’s basketball team found its shooting touch by knocking down 16-of-33 three-pointers on its way to a dominating 96-77 victory Monday night over No. 10 seed Maryland to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Crimson Tide set NCAA Tournament program records for threes made and attempted while reaching the Sweet 16 for the…

Troy women fall in heartbreaker to Texas A&M

AUSTIN, Texas – More. Than. Champions. That’s the mantra of the 2020-21 Troy Trojans women’s basketball program. Never was that mantra on display better than Monday night on national television (ESPN2) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite giving the No. 4 ranked and second seeded Texas A&M Aggies program everything they could handle for 40 minutes and…

Alabama women advance with win against North Carolina

SAN ANTONIO – Jordan Lewis had a career day to lead seventh-seeded Alabama to an 80-71 victory over 10th-seeded North Carolina in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Monday in the Alamodome. Lewis logged a near triple-double with a career-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. She was one-point shy of tying the program’s…

Troy, Alabama women hear names called during NCAA Selection Show

TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s basketball team will open play in the NCAA Tournament against No. 2 seed Texas A&M, the team learned Monday evening during a selection show party inside Trojan Arena. The Trojans earned the No. 15 seed in the Mercado Region after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last Monday for the third time in their…