Big 12 spring wrap: Players to watch from each teamApril 27, 2023 GMT
A look at football players in the Big 12 Conference this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall, when the league will have 14 teams with the additions of BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF:
No. 16 Saint Mary’s holds off BYU to reach WCC title gameMarch 7, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saint Mary's played the first 25 minutes Monday night like a team capable of winning the West Coast Conference Tournament and making a deep run in the NCAAs.
No. 7 UConn defeats No. 10 Villanova, earns Big East titleMarch 7, 2023 GMT
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Aaliyah Edwards had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 7 UConn to its 10th consecutive conference tournament title with a 67-56 victory over 10th-ranked Villanova in the Big East Tournament title game Monday night.
No. 16 Gonzaga women top BYU, advance to WCC title gameMarch 6, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yvonne Ejim had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her ninth career double-double, Brynna Maxwell made four 3-pointers and scored 18 and No. 16 Gonzaga beat BYU 79-64 on Monday to advance to the championship game of the West Coast Conference Tournament.
BYU defeats Loyola Marymount 73-63 at WCC TournamentMarch 5, 2023 GMT
PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Rudi Williams had 23 points in BYU's 73-63 victory against Loyola Marymount on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament.
Williams shot 5 for 12 (2 for 5 from 3-point range) and 11 of 12 from the free-throw line for the Cougars (19-14).
BYU knocks off Portland 82-71 in second round of WCC tourneyMarch 4, 2023 GMT
PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Richie Saunders led BYU over Portland on Friday with 18 points off of the bench in an 82-71 victory in the second round of the West Coast Conference tournament.
Ejim’s 19 helps No. 18 Gonzaga women top BYU 58-51February 25, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yvonne Ejim scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 18 Gonzaga secured the West Coast Conference regular season title on Saturday with a 58-51 win over BYU.
Ejim's three-point play put Gonzaga up 50-45 with 2:51 to play and the Bulldogs made 8 of 10 free throws in the final 79 seconds.
Johnson scores 27 to lead No. 17 Saint Mary’s past BYU 71-65February 19, 2023 GMT
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Logan Johnson scored 27 points and Aidan Mahaney delivered once again in the second half to lead No. 17 Saint Mary's to a 71-65 victory over BYU on Saturday night for the Gaels' 15th win in 16 games.
Podziemski has 26, Santa Clara wins at BYU 81-74February 17, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandin Podziemski had 26 points a Santa Clara beat BYU in Provo for the first time since 1972, topping the Cougars 81-74 on Thursday night.
Podziemski had 12 rebounds for the Broncos (20-8, 8-5 West Coast Conference).
Strawther, Timme rally No. 16 Gonzaga to 88-81 win over BYUFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Julian Strawther scored 26 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining, and No. 16 Gonzaga rallied to beat BYU 88-81 on Saturday night.
Drew Timme added 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (21-5, 10-2 West Coast Conference).
Johnson’s 14 help BYU down Loyola Marymount 89-61February 3, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Spencer Johnson scored 14 points as BYU beat Loyola Marymount 89-61 on Thursday.
Johnson was 6 of 10 shooting (2 for 4 from distance) for the Cougars (15-10, 5-5 West Coast Conference).
Mahaney’s jumper lifts No. 22 Saint Mary’s (Cal) over BYUJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Logan Johnson had 14 points and freshman Aidan Mahaney scored all 10 of his points, including a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer, in the second half and No. 22 Saint Mary's (Cal) escaped with a 57-56 victory over short-handed BYU on Saturday night.
Santa Clara holds on late, knocks off BYU, 83-76January 20, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Keshawn Justice, Carlos Stewart and Brandin Podziemski combined to score 61 points as Santa Clara held off BYU to earn an 83-76 in a West Coast Conference battle on Thursday night.
Loyola Marymount ends No. 6 Gonzaga’s home streak at 75January 20, 2023 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cam Shelton banked in a go-ahead runner with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory Thursday night.
The home streak for the Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 West Coast Conference) tied Long Beach State (from 1968-74) for the eighth-longest in Division I history.
Loyola Marymount ends No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game home streakJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cam Shelton banked in a go-ahead runner with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga's 75-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory on Thursday night.
The home streak for the Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 West Coast Conference) was tied with Long Beach State (from 1968-74) for the eighth-longest in Division I history.
Traore’s 19 lead BYU over Pepperdine 91-81January 15, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Fousseyni Traore scored 19 points as BYU beat Pepperdine 91-81 on Saturday night.
Traore had nine rebounds and three blocks for the Cougars (14-7, 4-2 West Coast Conference).
No. 8 Gonzaga rallies past BYU on Strawther’s game-winnerJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Gonzaga found a way to win another nail-biter against a WCC opponent.
Julian Strawther hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.8 seconds left to lift the No. 8 Bulldogs to a 75-74 victory over BYU on Thursday night.
BYU secures 68-48 win over San DiegoJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fousseyni Traore's 15 points helped BYU defeat San Diego 68-48 on Saturday night.
Traore also added five rebounds for the Cougars (13-6). Rudi Williams added 13 points while shooting 3 for 9 (0 for 3 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, and he also had six rebounds.
George’s 20 lead BYU past Portland 71-58January 1, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Gideon George's 20 points helped BYU defeat Portland 71-58 Saturday night.
George added nine rebounds for the Cougars (12-5). Fousseyni Traore scored 12 points and added eight rebounds.
BYU hands No. 21 Creighton 4th straight loss, 83-80December 11, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman guard Dallin Hall hit a go-ahead putback with 11 seconds left and BYU handed No. 21 Creighton its fourth straight loss, 83-80 on Saturday night in the Jack Jones Hoopfest.
ND’s Miles sets triple-double mark in win over MerrimackDecember 11, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) —
Olivia Miles became the first Notre Dame player with three career triple-doubles as the No. 5 Fighting Irish overwhelmed Merrimack 108-44 on Saturday.
Miles, who last March became the first freshman, male or female, to record a triple-double in an NCAA Tournament game, finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists.
Pili’s 28 points power No. 15 Utah women past BYU, 76-59December 11, 2022 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alissa Pili hit 13 of 18 shots from the floor and scored 28 points to lead No. 15 Utah to a 76-59 win over in-state rival BYU on Saturday night in the 110th meeting between the schools.
Harmon scores 19, Utah Valley beats BYU 75-60December 8, 2022 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Justin Harmon had 19 points in Utah Valley's 75-60 victory over BYU on Wednesday night.
Harmon was 7 of 12 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 4 for 8 from the line for the Wolverines (5-4).
Study: Racial gap in grad rates drops again for bowl teamsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
The racial gap in graduation rates for this year’s bowl teams in college football has declined again, this time to the smallest difference in the history of a study examining the data.
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida reported Wednesday that the overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for bowl-bound teams in 2022 has reached an all-time high of 83%.