Gonzaga vs. Southern (March 21)

March 21, 2013 3:06 p.m.  •  1 comment

Gonzaga prevailed 64-58 over Southern University in a game that wasn’t safely in hand until the final buzzer sounded. No. 1 seeds improved to 113-0 since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Bulldogs (32-2) will play No. 9 Wichita State on Saturday.

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Gonzaga’s cheerleaders were all smiles for a TV camera before the game with Southern.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton tries to steal the ball from Southern’s Javan Mitchell in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris slams a rebound dunk over Southern’s Javan Mitchell in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos tries to slip the ball between Southern’s Jameel Grace and Malcolm Miller in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) makes a diving layup as Southern’s Malcolm Miller (33) defends in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) has his shot blocked by Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) tries to recover a blocked shot from Southern’s Christopher Hyder (31), Madut Bol (35), and Brandon Moore (32) in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Drew Barham (43) grabs Southern’s Derick Beltran’s shirt as he defends in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s band members try to put the hex on a Southern player shooting a free throw in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski eyes the ball as he battles with Southern’s defense in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Southern’s head coach Roman Banks adjusts his defense from the sideline in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk battles Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) and Malcolm Miller in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) reaches for the ball as he defends Southern’s Jameel Grace (5) in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Southern’s Malcolm Miller (33) shoots for two points over Gary Bell, Jr. (5) in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s band duels with the Southern’s Jaguars band in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s head coach Mark Few calls in a play in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Southern’s Derick Beltran (2) shoots from the perimeter as Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr. (5) defends in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) and Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) look to the basket in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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As Southern’s Derick Beltran (2) heads into the key, as Gonzaga’s Michael Hart (30) defends in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) defends as Southern’s Javan Mitchell (44) shoots for two in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) and Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) and Malcolm Miller (33) compete for a rebound in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) grabs a rebound in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris tries to contain Southern’s Yondarius Johnson in the first half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk goes for a dunk attempt against Southern’s Malcolm Miller in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Mike Hart is call for a foul after he wrestled the ball from Southern’s Malcolm Miller in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s head coach Mark Few talks to players during a timeout early in the in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) tries to get the crowd roused up as the Zags increase their lead by nine points mid way through the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) has a layup stopped Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton (11) looks for a passing lane as Southern’s Christopher Hyder (31) defends in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton (11) claps as he lines up his defense in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr. (5) grabs a rebound as Southern’s Madut Bol (35) defends in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s head coach Mark Few sees his lead slip away late in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) and Southern’s Javan Mitchell (44) tangle up during a rebound in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr. (5) can’t believe a foul call against him late in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos defends against Southern’s Derick Beltran in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) heads into the camera pit and is called for a foul late the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s head coach Mark Few and assistant coach Ray Giacoletti can’t believe a foul called on the Bulldogs in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (4) and Southern’s Brandon Moore (32) and Malcolm Miller (33) tangle over a rebound in the second half of their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game.

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A subdued Bulldog basketball team leaves the court after beating 16-seed Southern 64-58.

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Surrounded by fans cheering for Southern University, Gonzaga fan Lauren Cross, 34, high-fives her daughter, Mari, 12 as the Zags score late in the second half against Southern in their NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game. Cross, a 2001 GU grad, is from Spokane but now lives in Salt Lake City.

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