Action from the Gonzaga vs. Florida State NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif.
Tillie’s Nike shoe malfunctioned with the Zags leading 63-56 against Florida State in the waning minutes. A small segment of the bottom sole of the shoe came loose and was “it was slipping.”
If you couldn’t get one of Gonzaga’s players to admit before Thursday’s game that this hangover of shame was prominent in their thinking, you simply had to go to the next locker to get another Zag to confirm it.
Gonzaga pretty much did to Florida State on Thursday what the Seminoles did to the Zags a year ago in the NCAA Tournament.
Everything suggested Gonzaga would probably finish with a better 3-point clip than Florida State, that they’d beat the Seminoles in transition points and furnish a cleaner assist-to-turnover ratio.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 72-58 victory over Florida State at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Last year, Florida State locked down Gonzaga’s offense and won by 15. Thursday night in Anaheim, Mark Few’s team turned the tables, winning 72-58 to head to the Elite Eight for the second time in three years.
Brandon Clarke had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds as top-seeded Gonzaga fended off fourth-seeded Florida State 72-58 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Honda Center.