Johnathan Williams was Gonzaga’s go-to man most of the game and nothing changed inside the Zags’ locker room. Williams was being quizzed by a reporter when he was summoned by coach Mark Few to handle one last task. The senior forward ceremoniously placed Gonzaga’s name on the second round of a large NCAA Tournament bracket to the applause of teammates.
Sometimes, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have to turn to their bench for the answers. On Thursday, it was Corey Kispert who found some solutions.
Gonzaga’s redshirt freshman Zach Norvell Jr. shook off a rough shooting night as he has done so many times this season, burying a 3-pointer that pushed the fourth-seeded Zags past the Spartans 68-64 Thursday at Taco Bell Arena.
Joel Bruder wasn’t looking to build the Field of Dreams – just a place for fourth-seeded Gonzaga to carry out its walkthroughs and go through scouting reports before an 11:30 a.m. NCAA Tournament tipoff against 12th-seeded UNC Greensboro.
Leon Rice’s flight back from Seattle landed in Boise at 10:30 Thursday morning – about an hour before Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament first-round game tipped off at Taco Bell Arena.
It started with the odd camera angle from Boise’s Taco Bell Arena. It continued with some odd calls, or noncalls, during Gonzaga’s 68-64 NCAA first-round win over UNC Greensboro.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Zach Norvell Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining and fourth-seeded Gonzaga avoided 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro’s upset bid with a 68-64 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Taco Bell Arena.
Many Bulldog fans made the last-minute decision to make the roughly six-hour drive to Boise to watch Gonzaga take on UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament today.
Gonzaga's game against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday will be the first time in nearly two decades that the Bulldogs have played in Boise.