Gonzaga, Arizona try to end West Coast Final Four drought

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Gonzaga and Arizona. The task this weekend for the Bulldogs and Wildcats will be trying to make it out of the West Region and take that next step to the Final Four. The process starts Thursday when top-seeded Gonzaga (34-1) faces No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) and second-seeded Arizona (32-4) faces No. 11 seed Xavier (23-13).

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Results from the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday: ___ EAST REGION WISCONSIN 65, VILLANOVA 62 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, which overcame foul trouble for two of its stars in the second half Saturday to upset the defending champions 65-62 in the East region. Nigel Hayes scored 19 points, dropping a layup in traffic with 11.

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Chris Collins was right. It was goal-tending all the way. The Northwestern coach was also wrong. At the worst time possible. After not getting the call, Collins stomped onto the court and drew a technical foul with 4:54 left in Saturday's game, sucking life out of a frenetic comeback that fell short in a 79-73 loss to top-seeded Gonzaga.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats are out of the NCAA Tournament after just two rounds. Nigel Hayes hit a tiebreaking layup with 11.4 seconds left as the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers beat Villanova, 65-62. Hayes finished with 19 points and Bronson Koenig (KAY'-nihg) had 17 despite foul trouble to help the Badgers eliminate a No. 1 seed for the third time in four years. ORLANDO, Fla.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT Wisconsin ousts Villanova UNDATED (AP) -- There will be a new champion crowned in NCAA men's basketball on April 3. Wisconsin made sure of that by knocking off Villanova. Nigel Hayes hit a tiebreaking layup with 11.4 seconds left as the eighth-seeded Badgers beat the No. 1 overall seed, 65-62.

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 p.m. It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset. It was a stunner that busted a ton of brackets. Villanova, the defending national champion and the top overall seed, was upended by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62. Fellow No.

Mathews helps Zags slowly pull away for 66-46 win over SD St

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In a tournament made famous by the notion that anything can happen, one thing still has not: In 129 tries, no 16 seed has ever beaten a 1. Oh, but South Dakota State sure did make it interesting for a while Thursday. The Jackrabbits of the Summit League gnawed away at Gonzaga for the better part of 35 minutes before the Zags started looking like the No.

No. 4 Gonzaga tops Santa Clara, into 20th straight WCC final

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The last time Gonzaga failed to make the West Coast Conference title game, Nigel Williams-Goss was 2 years old. The WCC Player of the Year helped the fourth-ranked Bulldogs continue what coach Mark Few calls "an amazing run." Williams-Goss had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Gonzaga secured a spot in the WCC final for the 20th straight season with a 77-68 victory over pesky Santa Clara on Monday night.

Mark Few's focus fuels Gonzaga's consistent success

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Fly fishing is a puzzle, the solution ever-changing, even on the same stretch of water. Success requires reading the river, its riffles and seams, flows and clarity, temperature, locating lies of holding fish. Attracting a strike can take an entomologist's mind; deciphering the hatch and the weather, knowing insect life stages and finding the fly pattern to match, mimicking the movements with a flick of the rod tip.

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night. Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars' first victory ever over a No. 1 team, after four losses, and spoiled the Bulldogs' perfect record in their last regular season game.

Przemek Karnowski steadying presence for top-ranked Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- When No. 1 Gonzaga tries to complete an undefeated regular season on Saturday, perhaps no player will be more valuable than center Przemek Karnowski. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound senior is a nearly unstoppable force from close range. He is averaging 12.8 points per game, second on the team, and leads the West Coast Conference with a 68 percent shooting percentage in league play. He adds 5.