Gonzaga’s David Stockton meets Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the lane. More photos of game here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)
It began smoothly enough with post-up baskets by Przemek Karnowski and Sam Dower Jr. on Gonzaga’s first two possessions. But the mistakes came next and Gonzaga couldn’t stem the flood of turnovers. Each one, a pass into traffic, a fumble on the perimeter, put Arizona into overdrive toward the other end of the court. Gonzaga turnover, Arizona basket. It was the story of the first half and ultimately the game as the opportunistic Wildcats rolled to an 84-61 victory Sunday in front of 11,504 at Viejas Arena. The eighth-seeded Bulldogs (29-7) were bounced out of the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season in the round of 32. Top-seeded Arizona (32-4) advances to face No. 4 San Diego State in Anaheim on Thursday/Jim Meehan, SR. More here.
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