Gonzaga held on to beat Florida State in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday, March 19, 2010, in Buffalo, N.Y.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – You’ve heard of football coaches scripting the first 10 plays. It looked like Gonzaga’s men’s basketball coaching staff pretty much scripted everything that happened in the first half against Florida State. The Bulldogs got quality shots, a few easy baskets, inside points, outside points and points at the free-throw line against what some consider the best defensive team in the nation. And Gonzaga might have been even better on defense than offense.
Matt Bouldin and the eighth-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs showed Florida State it still has a way to go in its quest to be considered a basketball power.