Sports
April 6

Analysis: Baylor's strengths shine in title-game blowout

You could have turned off the national championship after about three minutes and had a good idea how the game went.
Colleges
April 6

National championship game recap

Baylor junior guard Jared Butler scored a team-high 22 points, including 6-for-6 shooting from the foul line, and had seven assists.
Sports
April 6

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title.
Sports
April 6

Gonzaga's pursuit of perfection ends in out-of-synch showing

Corey Kispert greeted his coach with a hug on the sideline as he checked out for the last time, then soon wrapped his arms around Jalen Suggs as his teammate broke down in tears.
Sports
April 6

Analysis: Baylor bullied the Bulldogs to win national title

The big, bad Baylor Bears bullied college basketball's beautiful game into a corner.
Sports
April 5

Gonzaga joins long list of unbeaten teams to fall in tourney

Gonzaga coach Mark Few tried to reflect on what his heartbroken team actually accomplished this season.
Sports
April 5

Baylor nearly flawless in title game rout of Gonzaga

Baylor knew it would need to play to near-perfection to end Gonzaga's flawless season.
Sports
April 5

The Latest: Baylor 1st national title denies Zags perfection

The Latest on the national championship game between Baylor and Gonzaga (all times local):
Sports
April 5

Stanford wins championship for all those teams that didn't

Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike had their chances at championships for Stanford that fell short before the sisters celebrated one together in San Antonio when the Cardinal finally won again.
Colleges
April 5
Hubert Davis (right, seated next to North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams) will replace Williams, the Associated Press reported Monday. Davis,

Tar Heels turn to assistant Davis as Williams' successor

North Carolina didn't have to look far to find the successor to Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams or someone with a strong connection to the storied men's basketball program.
Randball
April 5
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA.

How Minnesota's Suggs saved the men's college basketball season

It was a dud of a year and a tournament until former Minnehaha Academy standout Jalen Suggs made some magic on Saturday night to get Gonzaga into the title game.
Colleges
April 5
Stanford guard Haley Jones, center, and forward Cameron Brink (22) celebrated in front of Arizona guard Bendu Yeaney (23) as the Cardinal held off the

Another thriller: Stanford holds off Arizona to win women's title

Haley Jones scored 17 points and Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship since 1992.
Colleges
April 5
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs launched — and made — a 30-foot, game-winning three-pointer in overtime to defeat the UCLA Bruins 93-90 during the NCAA

When Jalen Suggs gets the ball, good things always seem to happen

Suggs has been producing clutch plays and memorable moments — in two sports — since his Minnehaha Academy days, so his overtime buzzer-beater to defeat UCLA was nothing new.
Sports
April 5

The game plan: Elite players find paths to pros besides NCAA

There was a "college basketball team" this season with a collection of players who figure to go high in the upcoming NBA draft.
Colleges
April 4

Recent Final Four history for Stanford women

Before this season Stanford had been 2-10 in Final Four games since its last national title in 1992.
Sports
April 4

Overlooked Arizona refused to be counted out until last shot

Aari McDonald's small shoulders carried Arizona through a rebuilding project to the brink of a national championship.
Colleges
April 4
UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers from Hopkins High became the first freshman to win the USBWA’s Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as national

Minnesota Scene: Bueckers wins another national player of year honor

Paige Bueckers, from Hopkins High, also has won the Naismith Trophy and Associated Press player of the year award.
Sports
April 4

West has been the best in this year's NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament has been dominated by the East, mixed with the occasional championship foray by a school from the Midwest.
Sports
April 4

Gonzaga's last hurdles: a quick turnaround -- and Baylor

Now comes the hard part for Gonzaga.
Sports
April 4

Baylor trio of Butler, Teague, Mitchell headed to title game

The only reason Baylor's backcourt can't be considered a true brotherhood is the blood coursing through their veins.