Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • SOU 39.1
    • 41.8 GONZ
  • Three Point %

    • SOU 43.5
    • 40.0 GONZ
  • Turnovers

    • SOU 10
    • 10 GONZ
  • Rebounds

    • SOU 34
    • 44 GONZ

Game Information

Coverage: TBS
Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84199
Attendance: 12,621
Referees: Ted Valentine, James Barker, Mark Schnur
3/22/2013 Associated Press

No. 1 Gonzaga survives upset bid by Southern

The Zags got pushed to the limit by Southern on Thursday, pulling out a 64-58 victory in the closing minutes to avoid becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 in the NCAA tournament.

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Game Flow

- 0th Half





Shot Chart

Research Notes

  • Gonzaga's 6-point win over Southern is tied for the 6th-closest margin of victory in a 1 vs 16 game since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

  • Southern's 6-point loss is the closest ever by a 16-seed SWAC school. The only other 16-seed SWAC school to come within single digits of a 1-seed was Mississippi Valley State, which lose by 7 points to Duke in 1986.

  • Southern's 6-point loss is the closest by a 16-seed against a 1-seed since 1996, when Western Carolina lost by 2 against Purdue. Southern is only the 5th 16-seed in the last 20 years to come within single digits of a 1-seed.


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