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GU men’s basketball: Bulldogs vs. Utes

GU's Domantas Sabonis drives on Utah's Jacob Poelti in the first half at the Pepsi Center, March 19, 2016, to play Utah in the NCAA Second Round in Denver, Co. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
GU's Domantas Sabonis drives on Utah's Jacob Poelti in the first half at the Pepsi Center, March 19, 2016, to play Utah in the NCAA Second Round in Denver, Co. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

NCAA TOURNAMENT | Midwest Region - Second Round

No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-7)

vs. No. 3 Utah Utes (27-8)

Saturday, March 19, 5:40 p.m. | Pepsi Center, Denver

Watch: TV: TNT | Online: March Madness Live | Stats: GameTracker


 

Outlook: Questions were lobbied by numerous media outlets at players and coaches from Gonzaga and Utah.

The majority of those questions centered on Domantas Sabonis and/or Jakob Poeltl.

But it wasn’t just the media that was inquisitive about the old-school matchup of standout big men that headlines Saturday’s Zags-Utes showdown in the NCAA tournament second round at the Pepsi Center.

“Well, I’m really curious,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. “I’m just like you. It’s really hard to predict, but that’s certainly a storyline that’s going to have a lot to do with the outcome. How they guard (Poeltl), how we guard Sabonis.” (Continue reading: Defense should play huge role when Gonzaga clashes with UtahJim Meehan, spokesman.com

 

Also: Blanchette: Big excitement develops for Domantas Sabonis vs. Jakob Poeltl John Blanchette, spokesman.com

Photo Gallery: Legacy of success: Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament appearances through the years - spokesman.com

[11] MBB Takes on [3] Utah in NCAA Second Round - gozags.com

Utah Set to Face Gonzaga in Round of 32 on Saturday - utahutes.com

NCAA GameCenterncaa.com

 

 

Follow GU reporter Jim Meehan on Twitter during the game @SRJimM.

Also, follow columnist John Blanchette on Twitter during the game @JPBlanchette.

 

 




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