NCAA West Region breakdown

  • Updated: March 17, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) reacts after scoring during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big East Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

West Region Anaheim, Calif.

The filet mignon matchup

No. 8 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Oklahoma St.

Watch out for the Cowboys. They’ve gone 5-2 down the stretch — both losses were in overtime, to Iowa State (a No. 3 seed) and to Kansas (a No. 2). OSU guard Marcus Smart is going to be hard to stop.

Stick a fork in them? Oklahoma

Yes, the Sooners finished second in the talented Big 12 Conference. But they have lost five of their past six games. They don’t play a whole lot of defense. And 12th-seeded North Dakota State can score. The Bison also have won nine consecutive.

Grade-A player

Doug McDermott, Creighton

The 6-8 forward ranks fifth on college basketball’s all-time scoring list (3,105 points), having passed the likes of Larry Bird, Elvin Hayes and Oscar Robertson this season. He scored 45 against Providence, 39 once against Villanova and 33 vs. Nebraska — all NCAA tournament teams — this season.

Kent Youngblood

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Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles 1
NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6
Boston - WP: A. Ogando 7 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 13 FINAL
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 1
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte 7 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop 3
Washington - LP: T. Roark 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: B. Morris 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez 12
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 0
Kansas City 2 Suspended
Chicago WSox 2
San Francisco - LP: C. Heston 4 FINAL
Colorado - WP: E. Butler 6
Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole 4 FINAL
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1
Houston - WP: L. Gregerson 5 FINAL
Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty 4
Texas - LP: K. Kela 2 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: G. Richards 3
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: A. Cashner 0
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 0 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez 2
Houston 130 FINAL
Dallas 128
Toronto 99 FINAL
Washington 106
LA Clippers 73 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Ottawa 5 FINAL
Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Rangers 2
Minnesota 4 FINAL
St. Louis 1
New York City 0 FINAL
Chicago 1
FC Dallas 1 FINAL
Colorado 1
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