Gonzaga plays West Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen round in the NCAA Tournament in San Jose on Thursday.
It was the best shot Jordan Mathews never saw go in. The senior guard buried a 3-pointer inside the final minute to give Gonzaga the lead and the second-ranked Zags dug out a 61-58 victory over West Virginia with a defensive stand in the closing seconds.
“People don’t ask about the labor pains,” my dad used to say. “All they want to do is see the baby.”
The first foul was called 20 seconds in, and the whistles just kept coming, interrupting any chance for flow or rhythm on the court.