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
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana coach Tom Crean doesn’t have a timetable for OG Anunoby’s return from a sprained ankle. For now, the 13th-ranked Hoosiers are going to have to step up and even overcompensate on some nights to make up for the absence of one of their biggest playmakers. On Friday night, it was Juwan Morgan who answered the call. “Juwan rebounded for two tonight,” Crean said. “He came out and brought it. When you take OG (Anunoby) out of the lineup, you take so much athleticism, versatility, you take shooting, take the rebounding, the defense out. I thought our guys tried to do a really good job of making up for that. And Juwan did even more there.” Morgan scored a career-high 18