Gonzaga Bulldogs advance to first ever final four game
first final four game
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Gonzaga Bulldogs are headed to their first final four game after their wild 83-59 win over Xavier Saturday.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while composing Gonzaga’s efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag after beating Xavier who was ranked ahead of the Zags this preseason, at number seven.
Xavier got off to a strong start offensively by working the ball around, but they hit a dry spell and made 1 of 5 from 3-point range as Gonzaga extended their lead to 49-39 by halftime.
Halftime didn’t slow down the Zags, who pushed the lead to 59-42 on 3-pointers by Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews.
Gonzaga kept the engine going in the second half, continuing to make shots while its defense prevented the Musketeers from making any kind of run.shutting down the 11 th seeded Musketeers (24-14) to win the West Region.
The Zags will face the winner between South Carolina and Florida in next week’s Final Four in Arizona.