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Freshman Collins Carries the Zags to a Shot at a Championship

By Mark Alewine

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Przemek Karnowski fell to the floor, holding his head with both hands, Gonzaga’s hope for a national championship, at least for a moment, appeared to fall with him.

Freshman Zach Collins, however, was there to catch it.

The Bulldogs held off a resilient South […]

The Road Ends Here: Who’s Going Home and Who’s Moving on at the 2017 Final Four

South Carolina (26-10) vs. Gonzaga (36-1)

Mark Alewine: Keys For Gonzaga

The Bulldogs have swapped with North Carolina all season as the best team in college basketball. Gonzaga has everything to win tonight; elite shooting, dominant post presence, and one of the best defenses in the country. Everything hinges, however, on the ability of […]

How a ‘reasonable, mitigated’ risk and Gonzaga’s Rockne led the Zags to the Final Four

By Mark Alewine

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Rev. Robert Spitzer sat at his desk, staring at an invoice. The invoice stared back at him.

The plan to build a new campus basketball arena at Gonzaga University had been discussed to death. Every resource had been exhausted. Time was running out to […]

North Carolina, Oregon face a confrontation in the paint

By Colton Bennett

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Everything points to the Final Four matchup between Oregon and North Carolina becoming a bruising game on the inside. North Carolina (31-7) is making a record 20th Final Four appearance. The Tar Heels are averaging 39.9 points per game in the paint this season and […]

Sports Capital Journalism Program at the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – Five students from the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will cover the NCAA men’s and women’s Final Four basketball tournaments in an unprecedented series of opportunities for sports journalism students.

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