Zach Collins and his roommate Nigel Williams-Goss had a chat before Saturday’s national semifinal against South Carolina.
Killian Tillie hung around the back end of the key. He looked down at the floor, took a breath and looked up at the scoreboard. The Zags were leading by only two, and Tillie needed to make the first shot to stop South Carolina.
They could have made it easy. They made it hard.
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few struggles to show emotion after wins.
To foul or not to foul up three points in the waning moments of the game?
Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history.
Nigel Williams-Goss’ final stat line won’t hint at it, but Gonzaga’s star redshirt junior guard received a scare when he rolled his right ankle while driving to the basket in the second half of the Bulldogs’ 77-73 win over South Carolina on Saturday.
Frank Martin’s South Carolina squad is a high-major school that finally crashed the dance. His opponent on Saturday was Gonzaga, a storied team in a conference otherwise not known for basketball.
Frank Martin sure gets some original postgame press conference questions.
The moderator informed media assembled in a large interview room: “Gonzaga has arrived.”