Wichita St. 76, Gonzaga 70

Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:40 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - Brian Dorsey, John Gaffney, John Higgings
Attendance - 16060

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wichita St. 36 40 76
Gonzaga 31 39 70

Recap


Wichita State 76, Gonzaga 70: Ron Baker and Cleanthony Early each hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points as the ninth-seeded Shockers stunned the top-seeded Bulldogs in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City.
 
Freshman Fred VanVleet scored 13 points and added two 3-pointers of his own – including a crucial insurance basket down the stretch – as Wichita State (28-8) drilled a season-high 14 3-pointers. The Shockers will meet either Mississippi or La Salle in the Sweet 16 later next week in Los Angeles.
 
Kelly Olynyk tallied 26 points and nine rebounds, Kevin Pangos had 19 points and guard Mike Hart added a career-high 14 rebounds for Gonzaga (32-3), which saw its 15-game winning streak – as well as the most successful season in school history – come to an end.

Wichita State bookended a 16-1 spurt with two 3-pointers to turn a two-point deficit into a 26-13 cushion with seven minutes left in the first half. Pangos and Elias Harris each drilled 3-pointers to rally the Bulldogs, who made only four of their first 20 field-goal attempts but pulled within 36-31 at intermission.

Gonzaga held the Shockers to two field goals over the first 8:12 after the break, riding a half-opening 18-5 run to build a 49-41 advantage. The Shockers followed with five straight 3-pointers over a 3:11 span to go ahead 72-67. Malcolm Armstead and VanVleet each hit a pair of free throws to account for the final margin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wichita State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. … Gonzaga shot 8-for-23 beyond the arc Saturday, losing for the first time in 13 tries when hitting at least eight in a game. … The Shockers improved to 2-6 all-time in games against the nation’s top-ranked team.

Wichita St. Shockers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ehimen Orukpe 15:00 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 2
Malcolm Armstead 37:00 2-9 1-6 1-2 0 5 5 3 1 2 3 0 6
Demetric Williams 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Tekele Cotton 25:00 3-5 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 8
Carl Hall 29:00 3-6 0-0 4-8 1 0 1 2 3 1 3 3 10
Ron Baker 33:00 5-7 4-6 2-2 3 3 6 4 2 1 1 0 16
Cleanthony Early 24:00 6-11 4-7 0-0 2 5 7 1 4 1 2 2 16
Jake White 9:00 2-3 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 5
Fred Van Vleet 20:00 3-6 2-4 5-5 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 13
Chadrack Lufile 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-50 14-28 12-18 9 18 27 16 22 8 15 6 76
  50.0% 50.0% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15

Gonzaga Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kelly Olynyk 38:00 8-22 0-3 10-14 6 3 9 2 1 1 4 1 26
Elias Harris 35:00 2-8 1-2 7-8 4 3 7 1 2 3 3 0 12
Mike Hart 27:00 2-3 2-2 0-0 7 7 14 1 4 0 0 0 6
Kevin Pangos 39:00 6-17 4-12 3-5 0 0 0 5 4 3 4 0 19
Gary Bell Jr. 21:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sam Dower 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0
Drew Barham 9:00 1-3 1-2 0-2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3
Kyle Dranginis 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
David Stockton 17:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 21-59 8-23 20-29 20 16 36 13 17 8 13 2 70
  35.6% 34.8% 69.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13