Maybe it shouldn’t be so hard, though.
CBS/TNT cameras captured Collins as the proud dad cheered on his son, Northwestern coach Chris Collins, in the school’s first appearance in the Big Dance. We got hot early and kept going from there. We’ve executed well. We’ve gotten stops.
Gonzaga’s offensive approach rarely changes. Karnowski has a big second half to help the Zags reach the Elite Eight.
Northwestern’s defense is one of the better units in the nation. Yet until today, Northwestern was the only power conference team to have not danced in March.
Will other teams try to mimick SDSU’s strategy? Bottom line: Few isn’t ruling out anything. “For him to walk up and make six in a row in the last [four minutes], I was really proud of him”. So, when we walk out there, we’re going to be flying around. “Our entity and our brand are national now”. Gonzaga used the technical free throws to take a seven-point lead. From there, the Wildcats continued to chip away at the Zags’ lead, at one point getting within five points at 73-68.
The game brought the careers of Taphorn and senior forward Sanjay Lumpkin to a close. They played against Texas Southern, and they made it clear that their ready to get this show on the road.
“Do (I), in my heart, think if Dererk (Pardon) gets that call and we cut it to three, we have a great chance to win?”
Waiting for the Wildcats on Saturday will be the Saint Mary’s Gaels, who handled the VCU Rams, 85-77, in their 7-10 matchup.
They’ve squared off in preseason scrimmages the three seasons before this.
They’ve got the 3-seed Florida State Seminoles up next.
Donte DiVincenzo had 21 points and 13 rebounds and NCAA Tournament top seed Villanova rallied from a slow start to beat Mount St Mary’s 76-56 in the East Regional on Thursday.
Joe Rahon and Calvin Hermanson finished with 16 points apiece for Saint Mary’s.
“He’s much better”, Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey said.
“It’s ironic we’re playing but I’m not surprised”, he said. We have to live with them. West Virginia (27-9) avoided a repeat of last year’s first-round meltdown when the third-seeded Mountaineers lost to Stephen F. Austin.
Entering the game averaging nearly 12 a night, Tellinghuisen drew the attention of the Zag defense. Notre Dame doesn’t drag things out the way they did a few years ago, but they still rely heavily on ball-screens and three-point shooters. “We were really creative on switches”, Nigel Williams-Goss said. MTSU is the hero we need.
He and the Seminoles used to be neighbors.
That clip was quickly shared in most social-media circles. The Wildcats may not have the same size that the Bulldogs have, but they are capable of playing a physical game in the paint, and if they can contest for rebounds early and often in the game, then they should at least have a shot of neutralizing that mismatch.
Will Gonzaga crush Northwestern and advance to the Sweet Sixteen? And the story of the game was the first half. The Seminoles held on 86-80.
“You guys feel it and see it when it comes to these games, ” he said.