Field Goal %
- WICH 50.0
- 35.6 GONZ
Three Point %
- WICH 50.0
- 34.8 GONZ
- WICH 15
- 13 GONZ
- WICH 33
- 42 GONZ
- Salt Lake City, Utah 84199
- Line: GONZ -6.0
- 0th Half
Gonzaga's defense limited Southern to 16.7 percent (1-6) shooting in the final five minutes of its second round win Thursday. The Bulldogs were unable to close out Saturday's game, allowing 19 Wichita State points in the final five minutes.
Wichita State trailed Gonzaga 58-51 before Tekele Cotton made a 3-point field goal with 6:05 remaining in the game Saturday. The Shockers closed the game on a 25-12 run to pull the upset, and were 6-for-6 outside the paint. Gonzaga was 4-for-12 over the final 6:05, including 2-for-8 outside the paint.
Wichita State will be the 5th 9 Seed to play in the Sweet 16 since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Wichita State is the 2nd Missouri Valley team to defeat a No. 1 seed. The other was Northern Iowa over Kansas in 2010.
Gonzaga is the 5th AP No. 1 team to lose in the Round of 32 since 1985. No AP No. 1 team has lost in the Round of 64.
Despite speculation about his future with the program, Tim Miles has made it very clear that he wants to return as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Mick Cronin feels fortunate to have avoided the significant injuries that have befallen some college basketball teams this season. Cronin's team is fully healthy and if that remains the case, the No. 15 Bearcats could be poised for a deep tournament run.
No. 5 UCLA has stubbed its toe at Arizona State twice in the last four seasons, including a two-point loss almost two years ago to the day of Thursday's visit by the Bruins.