The Bulldogs ramped up their defensive pressure with the game tied 6-6. At the 14:40 mark, Rui Hachimura uncorked a tomahawk dunk after the full-court press forced a turnover. The Bulldogs trailed early in the game, but after the dunk, they went on a run and put the Roadrunners away.
Hachimura took control late in the first half, dictating the play and scoring at will, but the player who hit the shots to energize the crowd was Zach Norvell Jr., who had 16 points and hit three 3-pointers while dishing out five assists. He punctuated his performance with his signature up-and-under layup midway through the second half.
A double-double for Jeremy Jones who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. One of his rebounds led to a Brandon Clarke buzzer-beater at the end of the first half. He also took a charge in the first half and added a block.
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