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.”
Josh Perkins’ record collection keeps growing. The senior point guard surpassed Matt Santangelo as the program’s single-season assists leader.
Seated eight rows behind the Bulldogs’ bench, Thayne McCulloh is just as nervous as the rest of the 1,000 or so people decked out in Gonzaga colors in the Honda Center.
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.
Phil Cofer wasn’t on the floor with the Seminoles Thursday, but his Florida State teammates still made room for the redshirt senior prior to their Sweet 16 clash against Gonzaga.
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.
Leading up to the game, the focus was on how Gonzaga would respond to the athleticism of Florida State. After all, the Zags were pushed around in last year’s Sweet 16 matchup, letting FSU control every inch of the hardwood.
Southern California and the occasion of the Sweet 16 lured a variety of celebrities to the Honda Center for Thursday’s games between Gonzaga and Florida State, and Michigan and Texas Tech.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 72-58 victory over Florida State at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.