In addition to toppling a marquee opponent and preserving its undefeated record, Gonzaga achieved something far more satisfying Saturday evening. Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points and Josh Perkins had 16 as Gonzaga hung on for a 69-62 victory over a 16th-ranked Arizona team decimated by injuries and other issues. Only once did Arizona mount any semblance of a charge, pulling within five with just over a minute to go after a 12-4 spurt aided by six Gonzaga missed free throws.
You may not have noticed it if you didn’t know what to look for, but Maine’s basketball team made a point to protest North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law on Saturday evening when they visited No. 5 Duke and Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Bears got their doors blown off, which is about what was expected to happen once news came down that Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden would be back in the lineup, but the game will nonetheless make – and has made throughout the week – national headlines. Maine’s statement was simple: To support inclusion and equality in sports by wearing t-shirts with the America East logo in rainbow: Earlier this year, both the NCAA tournament and the ACC championship game joined
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtman looked troubled as he addressed the media on Saturday. Kelan Martin finished with 30 points and six rebounds, and Tyler Wideman added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the 18th-ranked Bulldogs defeated Central Arkansas 82-58. Still, despite the 24-point blowout win, Holtman’s disappointment in himself and his players was written all over his face, clearly weighing heavily on his mind. Holtman, who is in his third season as Butler’s coach, noted that Central Arkansas bothered the Bulldogs (8-0) in a lot of ways. Holtman did not bring any Butler players with him to the podium after the game. “Give Central Arkansas credit. I think they did a lot of things