2021 In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga’s national championship aspirations were pushed back a bit.
At the Bankers Life Fieldhousehouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, the Bulldogs, the 16th seed in Norfolk, won 98-55, leading the overall seed using a hot three-point shot-choking defense.
The advantage of 43 points was the biggest difference of victory in 2021. During the first two days of the tournament, Houston’s 31-point victory over Cleveland on Friday.
Gonzaga (27-0) has won the first 12 consecutive games of the NCAA Tournament and will advance to the 32nd round of Monday’s game against Oklahoma (16-10). The Eighth Seed was soon spotted on Saturday with the Ninth Seed of Missouri.
Corey Kispert scored six of the nine 9-pointers, and Anton Watson sparked the Bulldogs from the bench with seven points from seven on the pitch and seven rebounds. Joel Aya scored 15 points, nine highs, Drew Tim 10 points, six points, five assists, and Julian Strooter came off the bench with three three points and nine points.
As a team, Gonzaga finished 61st to 34th (55.7%) and 27th to 14th (51.9%).
The “Bulldogs” reached the 90-point mark for the 15th time in 27 games, in the 12th consecutive game they made a 50% shot from the field, having a 45-22 striking advantage.
The Spartans finished only 19 out of 62 on the field.
Gonzaga confirmed his lead of the first 30 points in the game with a score of 14:10, leading by 40, playing 9:25. The Bulldogs were twice ahead, 49 points ahead of the 5:51 և 5:50 mark.
Kispert, Timme, Ayayi, Watson և freshman Jalen Suggs were all on the Gonzaga bench for seven minutes,, The Bulldogs finished with a squad that included walkers Will Graves և Matthew Lang.