Arizona 84, Gonzaga 61 / Final / NCAA

Sun, March 23, 2014 9:40 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Viejas Arena • San Diego, CA [N]  
Bulldogs (61)
Wildcats (84)
Tournament Seedings: Gonzaga #8, Arizona #1
Score by Half: Gonzaga 34-27 - 61   Arizona 47-37 - 84  
Team Rebounds: Gonzaga 3, Arizona 2
Officials: Mike Stephens, Terry Oglesby, Ted Valentine
Attendance: 11,504
Top Performances
1Aaron Gordon (ARIZ) 18 pts (8/10 fg), 1/2 3fg, 6 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl
2Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ARIZ) 18 pts (5/7 fg), 5 reb, 5 ast, 4 blk
3Nick Johnson (ARIZ) 17 pts (7/17 fg), 2/4 3fg, 5 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 4 blk
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before GONZ 1866 (#5), ARIZ 1892 (#14)  After GONZ 1827 (#5), ARIZ 1931 (#14)
ELO Points Transfer: 39
AP Game Recap

SAN DIEGO -- Arms waving and legs churning, Arizona is racing back into the Sweet 16.

The rest of the bracket should take notice of this one. If they play like this, the Wildcats are going to be awfully tough to beat.

Overwhelming Gonzaga with its contest-everything defense, Arizona looked very much like the top seed in the West, blowing out the Bulldogs 84-61 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.

"That Arizona team we saw tonight was as good a team as we have faced, that I can remember," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "It was just too much for us tonight."

Coming off a shaky NCAA tournament opener, Arizona (32-4) ended a wild first weekend of upsets and buzzer beaters with a display of domination.

This was not the epic double-overtime game these teams played in the 2003 NCAA tournament.

News Articles
Ties: 1   Lead Changes: 1   Biggest Lead: ARIZ +28   Run: ARIZ 12-2 (1-08:44 to 1-06:23)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Arizona, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Tied, 3-3 Since 2001: Arizona, 6-3
GONZ 87 ARIZ 101

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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