| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:55 PM
When VCU and Butler clashed at the 2011 Final Four, a popular story line was how long their respective coaches would stick around.
The Rams’ Shaka Smart was in his second season and had led them on the most improbable run in tournament history,...
| Mar 3, 2013
RICHMOND — VCU ambushed Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Stetson in November. Come December, the Rams ravaged Western Kentucky, Longwood and Fairleigh Dickinson. Since New Year's, East Tennessee State, Duquesne and George Washington have drowned...
| Mar 26, 2012
— The Notre Dame women's basketball team sent a quick message to its wannabe Cinderella opponent in Sunday's NCAA tournament game at PNC Arena: Glass slippers are for fairy tales, not for the Sweet 16.
The top-seeded Irish bullied their way through...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points and Gonzaga beat West Virginia 77-54 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Zags will now face Ohio State in the third round on Saturday.
Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists.
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:33 PM
UCLA fought to the finish. But forward Kayla Standish scored 30 points and guard Courtney Vandersloot finished with 29 points and 17 assists as 11th-seeded Gonzaga defeated third-seeded UCLA, 89-75, on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA......
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Third-seeded UCLA, playing before a hostile crowd on Gonzaga's home court, leads 38-35 at halftime of Monday night's second-round game in the NCAA tournament at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Forward Jasmine Dixon and guard Darxia Morris each scored...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 10:35 PM
Elias Harris scored 17 points as Gonzaga won at least a share of its 11th consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season title with a 68-31 win over San Diego Saturday night.
Gonzaga (21-9, 11-3) came into the game tied with Saint Mary's for the...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 10:31 PM
Gonzaga senior Steven Gray scored 15 points while helping lead the Bulldogs to a 75-63 victory over Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament title game. Gonzaga will be headed back to the NCAA Tournament once again as they have been every season since Mark...