Stanford outlasts Purdue in overtime to win Gulf Coast Showcase championship

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) – Briana Roberson scored a career-high 26 points, Lili Thompson added 17 and No. 13 Stanford needed overtime to hold off Purdue, 71-65 in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Classic Sunday. Erica McCall gave Stanford the lead on two free throws halfway through overtime and Roberson fed Kailee Johnsonfor a clutch 3-pointer, then knocking down five…

2015 Gulf Coast Showcase brackets announced

ESTERO, Fla. – The Murray State men’s basketball program, which won 25 consecutive games before being upset in its conference championship game in March, will open the third annual Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena against UW-Milwaukee, while NCAA powerhouses Stanford and Louisville drew in opposite brackets of the women’s tournament, as pairings were released Tuesday…

2015 Gulf Coast Showcase tournament fields announced

ESTERO, Fla. – Sixteen NCAA Division I basketball programs will descend upon Southwest Florida this Thanksgiving as the third-annual Gulf Coast Showcase is staged at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. The men’s eight-team tournament, designed to showcase the top mid-major programs from across the country, will be held Nov. 23-25; it will be immediately followed by…