Gonzaga Crushes Florida State 72-58 - uSports.org

Log In

Gonzaga Crushes Florida State 72-58 Full view

Gonzaga vs. FSU NCAA Tournament 2019 Sweet 16 preview

Gonzaga Crushes Florida State 72-58

Gonzaga wasn’t always this good. In fact, they’re best summed up by a tweet that read, “Remember when people used to knock Gonzaga for not being a program that could survive the first weekend on a regular basis?”


Now, the team will head to its third elite eight in the last five years. They’ll do so with the sweet taste of revenge in their mouths after beating Florida State, who upset them in last years Sweet 16.

The no. 1 seed Bulldogs blew out the Seminoles 72-58 on Thursday night. “This year we came with revenge and we did it,” said Rui Hachiumura, who led Gonzaga with 17 points.

Gonzaga came out and played more physical than their opponent. On both offense and defense they made sure to know the limits of what they could do and push against them. “We wanted to be more physical than them, take the fight to them both on offensive and defensive ends, trying to switch up schemes and don’t let them get too comfortable,” said Zach Norvell Jr, who scored 15 points.

GET MLB SEASON TICKETS HERE! 

Brandon Clarke also played a huge role in the win. He had 15 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots but more importantly had Florida State’s 7-foot-4 center, Christ Koumadje, in foul trouble early. The senior ended the night with only eight points and 12 minutes played. Clarke became the first player with 15 plus points and 5 plus blocks in consecutive tournament games.

30 SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2018 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOW


“It’s always tough when you’re playing a player that’s 7-4, so that just always kind of has you second-guessing when you’re driving in the lane,” he said. “But I feel like this year we weren’t really doing that and we were just, you know, going in strong and just playing the game that we always play.”

After the game, the Bulldogs celebrated in the locker room and coach Mark Few made sure to do a handstand, as he’s done every time the team has won this March.


Up next for Gonzaga is Texas Tech. The two teams have played each other once before in March Madness with the Red Raiders winning 71-69 in a second-round matchup in 2005.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Bill Piersa

Latest News

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes tickets are on sale now! Three day passes have already sold out, so don’t miss your chance to…

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s new NHL franchise is trying to make it easier for fans to get to games given the difficulty of…

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

The NFL Players Association has voted to send the CBA brought forth by NFL owners to a full vote by…

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

The No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils lost in dramatic fashion to the unranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons in double…

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Former WBC Heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder experienced his first loss on Saturday to Tyson Fury after Wilder’s trainer threw…

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner‘s hobby has recently come to light and it isn’t what you would expect. The 2014…

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

The NFL held a meeting Thursday to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement with proposed changes to the regular season…

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

The Astros took the field on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida, to face the Nationals in their first spring…

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

A memorial was held for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday to honor their memories after they perished with…

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

Mark Cuban’s criticism of officials following the Mavericks’ 111-107 loss to the Hawks on Saturday is currently being reviewed by the…

Navy Offensive Guard David Forney Dies At 22

Navy Offensive Guard David Forney Dies At 22

A senior at the U.S. Naval Academy and offensive guard for the Midshipmen, David Forney, has died at the age…

Emergency Goaltender Dave Ayres Comes Through For Carolina Hurricanes

Emergency Goaltender Dave Ayres Comes Through For Carolina Hurricanes

An unlikely hero emerged for the Carolina Hurricanes in their 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. When both of…