College Sports

UCLA's Kevon Looney (5) falls over Gonzaga's Gary Bell Jr. during the second half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Gonzaga snaps drought, Cards get past Wolfpack

Friday, March 27, 2015

HOUSTON — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the Utah-Duke game on Sunday. UCLA (22-14) opened the second half with a 6-0 run to get within 35-34. Gonzaga got going after that, scoring the next 12 points, thanks to the powerful inside … 0

Boston U. beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Danny O’Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon. O’Regan didn’t miss in overtime when a rebound bounced directly to him outside the slot for a goal at 7:27 that gave … 0

Gamecocks hold off Tar Heels

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the entire way to push past … 0

Pac-12 has several teams on NCAA bubble

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Pac-12’s NCAA tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate. No. 7 Arizona and No. 13 Utah are virtual locks to make the bracket, at this point fighting for higher seeds. After that, the Pac-12 has three teams that … 0

Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’ name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. They’re on a short list of players to get into such an offensive … 0

Bembry, St. Joseph’s drill UMass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — DeAndre Bembry was a one-man gang when his Saint Joseph’s basketball team defeated UMass in January in Philadelphia. In Wednesday night’s rematch at the Mullins Center, Bembry was once again by far the game’s best player, but he had vital help from several other quarters, and … 0

Minutemen fall short at No. 25 VCU, 78-72

Sunday, February 22, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Early in the first half, it looked like the UMass basketball team might get blown out. Early in the second half it looked like the Minutemen might upset No. 25-ranked VCU. But by game’s end, … 0

Big Ten’s NCAA tournament bubble fluctuating

Friday, February 20, 2015

Big Ten teams have been beating up on each other all conference season, leaving more than half of them dancing on the NCAA tournament bubble. No. 5 Wisconsin is a lock to get into the bracket. The Badgers … 0

Few’s fortitude fuels No. 3 Gonzaga’s rise in college hoops

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mark Few arrived at Gonzaga as an unpaid graduate assistant for a nondescript basketball program at a small Catholic university barely known outside the Pacific Northwest. In the 26 years since, Few has transformed Gonzaga into a national … 0

Minutemen fall to URI on road, 75-59

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

KINGSTON, R.I. — For the past four games, Rhode Island has come close to beating UMass. But the Minutemen always seemed to make just enough plays to escape. Wednesday, the Minutemen never had a chance for late-game heroics. UMass had too many fouls, too many misses and too … 0

Bulletin Board: Forest-Bulley NAC hoop Player of Week

Monday, February 16, 2015

Uriah Forest-Bulley was named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week Monday for his play on the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team. The former Turners Falls High School player and current senior helped the Beavers to a 2-0 record by averaging 25 points, 6 rebounds, … 0

Aztecs retiring Gwynn’s No. 19 before opener

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Eight months after Tony Gwynn died of cancer, it’s time to play baseball again at San Diego State. The mourning will never fully go away because of how beloved Gwynn was in his adopted hometown. He played basketball and baseball at SDSU, had a 20-year, … 0

UMass outlasts Bonnies

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — After watching bounces, calls and results go against them in their last two trips in the Reilly Center, the UMass basketball team finally had a reason to celebrate at St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen made two big steals in the final 1 minute, 20 seconds and … 0