Collins flew off the handle and it might have cost his team its greatest victory in school history. “We’ve got a brand”. “And they just had kind of a spirit of a victor, and we talked about that at halftime”.
It’s the second straight day of tournament action in which referees have had questionable judgement. Still, once January rolls around, conference opponents overtake Gonzaga’s schedule and the Bulldogs roll.
Will other teams try to mimick SDSU’s strategy? Here are the three most painful losses and the three most joyful wins. We’re totally fine with the competition we play.
“After watching some film we thought it would be best if we switched 1 through 4 off the ball and on the ball”. More than anything, though, Gonzaga buried shots in transition and stuffed the ‘Cats in the lane time and time again. “I just told myself you’ve got to come in and do your job and be confident”. “Our entity and our brand are national now”.
Gonzaga went on to win 79-73. He was hitting free throws, he was delivering for us down low.
But from outside the Wildcats’ feelings of hurt after losing in the NCAA tournament and watching their season to an end, it’s still incredible to think they were on this stage in the first place. It’s common this time of year – and throughout college sports – in the social media age, as TV cameras are quick to spotlight emotional fans in the stands and everybody online is immediately ready to make those camera shots go viral. Fortunately an ill-advised foul by the Commodores enabled Northwestern to escape, but their relief was short-lived as attention turned to facing off against Gonzaga in the second round of the tournament.
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But as forward Calvin Hermanson said, “the scoreboard’s still on”.
Eventually, he’d say that he appreciated the apology. “We knew they were going to make a run”.
Arizona 69, Saint Mary’s 60: Lauri Markkanen and Allonzo Trier combined for 30 points and No. 2-seeded Arizona rallied to defeat No. 7 Saint Mary’s and advance to the Sweet 16 from the West Region.
NU played the Bulldogs tight for the first few minutes of Saturday’s game, and a basket from junior guard Bryant McIntosh tied it at 6 right before the under-16 timeout.
“It would have been a three-point game”.
“At the end of the day, we just competed”, Williams-Goss said.
Bernard played pick-up ball and spent social time with numerous Seminoles previous year when he played at Florida A&M, which is also in Tallahassee.
First, senior Sanjay Lumpkin, in his last game, held an embrace with Collins for a moment that lingered. The Seminoles held on 86-80. NU was making every shot and the Bulldogs were only able to score at the free throw line. “We definitely need to play better, though”.