2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
28-8, 1st in WCC
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20dJohn Gasaway

Projecting next season's best mid-major teams

Several power programs will be impacted by NBA draft decisions, but mid-major teams' outlooks are easiest to peg. Which squads will be the strongest in 2016-17?

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49dPeter Keating and Jordan Brenner

Upset heroes comprise 2016 All-Giant Killer Team

Villanova cut down the nets, but don't forget the first-round stars, like Stephen F. Austin's Thomas Walkup, who made the NCAA tournament memorable.

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2017 Bracketology: No. 6 Seeds

  • East: Syracuse Orange
  • West: Michigan Wolverines
  • South: Connecticut Huskies
  • Midwest: Gonzaga Bulldogs
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Sabonis scintillating on the court

The Gonzaga big man has been sensational. He doesn't do the athletic things at an elite level, but have fun finding someone in the draft that can match his basketball IQ. Ford's mock draft 5.0 (Insider)

Collins is key to Gonzaga's rebuild

Kyle Wiltjer is gone and Domantas Sabonis is expected to go pro. Zach Collins (No. 37 overall, ESPN 100) will play in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game (9 p.m. ET on ESPN). Who to watch (Insider)

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3-Point Shot: Elite 8 look ahead (1:47)

Gonzaga goes cold

Outscored 15-3 in the game's final 6:28, the Bulldogs were punchless down the stretch. They did not score a field goal in the game's final 6:28 or any points at all in the last 1:54. Gonzaga is 2-5 all-time in the Sweet 16.

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Next year will look a lot different at Gonzaga (1:08)
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'Cuse closes on 9-1 run to reach Elite Eight (1:50)

Syracuse advances to Elite Eight

An out of bounds call on Syracuse's Trevor Cooney gave Gonzaga another opportunity to score with 11.2 seconds left. Tyler Lydon blocked Josh Perkins and was fouled. The freshman hit two crunch time free throws and the Orange won 63-60 to advance to the Elite Eight. Final stats

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

At least that phantom out-of-bounds call didn't decide this Syracuse-Gonzaga game.

Syracuse takes lead in final minute

The Bulldogs led Syracuse by 9 points with over six minutes left, but the Orange clawed back and has a 61-60 lead thanks to a Michael Gbinije lay-in with 22 seconds left. Follow live

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Domantas Sabonis to Syracuse: "I must break you."

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins came through on three straight crucial trips there for the Zags, including two nifty passes to Domantas Sabonis and a big 3 from the wing, which padded out a seven point lead and forced Jom Boeheim to take a timeout. He was rewarded for his efforts with a hearty pat on the head by Sabonis.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

At first, Kyle Wiltjer's hot start -- which included several deep 3s -- made it look like Gonzaga was going to bury Syracuse early, a la the Zags' round of 32 win over Utah. Wiltjer finished the half 6-of-8 from the field. The bad news: His teammates were 6-of-20. Thus the Bulldogs scored just 29 points in 33 possessions and allowed Syracuse to cut the lead to one point just before halftime.

Gonzaga up by one at halftime

What's the best way to beat the Syracuse zone? Shoot well from the outside. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer contributed 15 points in the first half and went 3-for-3 from beyond the 3-point arc, while Damantas Sabonis grabbed 11 boards. Follow live

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Syracuse defensive effort improved dramatically after a wobbly start against Gonzaga. Even though the Orange are shooting just 31 percent, they're down only one point at halftime. Too many turnovers (10) for Gonzaga.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Wiltjer currently unveiling a bold new strategy for beating Syracuse's 2-3 zone: Shooting 30-foot 3s over the top of it. It's just that easy!

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.0
Rebounds Per Game39.7
Assists Per Game14.7
Points Allowed58.0Tied-4th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record24-19
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances19