The Zags have been successful in slowing opponents’ big-time scorers – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett – in the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell presents a unique challenge.
Thornwell, the tournament’s leading scorer at 25.8 points per game, is a strong 6-5, 205-pound senior wing who scores at all three levels: 3-pointers, mid-range and at the rim.
Thornwell will see a variety of defenders, probably ranging from guard Nigel Williams-Goss to 6-9 forward Johnathan Williams, and schemes. Gonzaga also has had success with its zone defense during the tournament.
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