Gonzaga vs Xavier recap
Xavier just rode this game as if it were last Cinderella of the tournament. The double-digit seeds were gone. The Musketeers got ridden with better defense plus Trevon Blueitt to 3 upsets consecutively, and they were even looking for the fourth.
The changing game
They could hold the opponents for first three matches to below 26% shooting from the deep. However, Xavier just couldn’t face Bulldogs’ 3 point attack.
Gonzaga took 7 shots out of 8 from behind the arc in the opening and completed with 11 out of 23 attempts. Finally hitting the shots, they just surrendering the tournament, while Xavier just couldn’t keep up.
Gonzaga could pull the Xavier’s away from the basket by keeping outside shots falling, which opened the lob opportunities with post-ups for Gonzaga.