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CBB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 3/22/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
FLORIDA ST
 
GONZAGA
+6  

-6  
+200

-250

153.5
 
75
Final
60

FLORIDA ST (22 - 11) vs. GONZAGA (32 - 4)
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Thursday, 3/22/2018 10:05 PM
NCAA - West Regional Semifinals - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
Board OpenLatest
819FLORIDA ST155153.5
820GONZAGA-5-6
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
FLORIDA ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games22-11+0.215-1318-1381.138.647.2%37.873.734.142.0%34.9
Road Games9-9-2.19-89-975.835.743.5%38.474.035.243.2%36.3
Last 5 Games3-2+1.62-22-372.832.444.8%34.071.633.242.4%36.4
FLORIDA ST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)81.138.629-6147.2%8-2335.3%15-2368.5%381015187135
vs opponents surrendering713325-5943.3%8-2234.6%13-1871.7%35913176133
Team Stats (Road Games)75.835.726-6143.5%7-2133.2%16-2466.7%381113207135
Stats Against (All Games)73.734.126-6142.0%8-2336.3%14-1971.9%35913196143
vs opponents averaging73.634.326-5944.7%8-2235.3%14-1972.0%36914176124
Stats Against (Road Games)74.035.226-5943.2%8-2235.2%15-2269.6%36913205144

GONZAGA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games32-4+5.215-1816-1784.240.150.2%39.867.530.540.7%31.0
Road Games17-3+6.59-1110-1081.638.950.1%38.769.730.841.0%31.5
Last 5 Games5-0+43-23-280.638.251.0%39.466.228.040.0%31.8
GONZAGA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)84.240.131-6150.2%9-2437.1%14-1971.0%40915176114
vs opponents surrendering71.633.325-5745.0%7-2035.1%13-1972.0%34813186133
Team Stats (Road Games)81.638.930-5950.1%9-2337.2%13-1969.5%39815186124
Stats Against (All Games)67.530.524-5940.7%7-2135.1%12-1771.7%31711185123
vs opponents averaging73.134.226-5745.4%7-2135.5%14-1971.7%34814186123
Stats Against (Road Games)69.730.824-5941.0%8-2135.9%13-1971.6%32711185123
Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA ST 80.3,  GONZAGA 74.2
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
FLORIDA ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
1/31/2018@ WAKE FOREST72-76L-5L155.5U27-6144.3%37925-5347.2%3312
2/3/2018@ LOUISVILLE80-76W3W155O27-6045.0%431325-5942.4%3412
2/7/2018VIRGINIA55-59L3L131.5U18-4540.0%311122-5540.0%276
2/10/2018@ NOTRE DAME69-84L1L149O26-6440.6%351227-5549.1%3510
2/14/2018CLEMSON81-79W-4.5L146O32-6152.5%331728-6145.9%3221
2/18/2018PITTSBURGH88-75W-22L143.5O26-4755.3%30824-4850.0%2312
2/25/2018@ NC STATE72-92L1.5L166U27-5648.2%321433-6650.0%3611
2/28/2018@ CLEMSON63-76L3L145U21-5042.0%301223-5740.4%399
3/3/2018BOSTON COLLEGE85-76W-9T158.5O31-6250.0%381626-6540.0%3618
3/7/2018*LOUISVILLE74-82L-2L149.5O27-6144.3%351332-6350.8%389
3/16/2018*MISSOURI67-54W-1W147.5U21-4942.9%351116-4932.7%3616
3/18/2018*XAVIER75-70W5.5W157.5U24-5543.6%321423-4946.9%3318
3/22/2018*GONZAGA              

GONZAGA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
2/1/2018SAN DIEGO69-59W-19.5L142U25-6141.0%45920-6132.8%378
2/3/2018BYU68-60W-12L146U27-6243.5%35625-5644.6%3412
2/8/2018@ PACIFIC71-61W-13L145.5U23-5839.7%461620-5635.7%3113
2/10/2018@ ST MARYS-CA78-65W1.5W145.5U32-6847.1%39422-5341.5%349
2/15/2018LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT76-46W-24.5W151.5U26-5151.0%381416-4932.7%2618
2/17/2018PEPPERDINE81-67W-25L151U30-5851.7%38824-5841.4%329
2/22/2018@ SAN DIEGO77-72W-11.5L138O24-5543.6%34924-5841.4%3311
2/24/2018@ BYU79-65W-5.5W143O31-5655.4%38922-5738.6%298
3/3/2018*LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT83-69W-19L149O30-4961.2%411424-6040.0%267
3/5/2018*SAN FRANCISCO88-60W-13W142O32-6053.3%39922-6036.7%3413
3/6/2018*BYU74-54W-9.5W141.5U29-6246.8%411122-6235.5%3310
3/15/2018*UNC-GREENSBORO68-64W-12.5L136U25-5942.4%371028-6741.8%4113
3/17/2018*OHIO ST90-84W-4W144O31-5853.4%391330-6645.5%2512
3/22/2018*FLORIDA ST              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
FLORIDA ST: Last season: 26-9, lost to Xavier in NCAA Tournament second round.
Who's gone: G Dwayne Bacon, F Jonathan Isaac, G Xavier Rathan-Mayes, C Michael Ojo, F Jarquez Smith.
Who's back: G Terance Mann is the Seminoles' leading returning scorer (8.4) and rebounder (4.5) along with being one of the team's more accurate shooters (57.9 percent from the field the past two seasons). G PJ Savoy is likely to move into the starting lineup and is the team's best 3-point shooter, making 40 of 100 last season. C Christ Koumadje is the tallest player in school history at 7-foot-4. He is imposing in the paint as a shot blocker but he is also one of the quickest players on the team and can easily get down the floor.
Who's new: G M.J. Walker. He was considered the top shooting guard in the nation by several recruiting services and is the second McDonald's All-American in the past three seasons to attend the school. C Ikey Obiagu is raw on the offensive end, but he could end up leading the team in blocked shots.
The Skinny: Despite returning just one starter, the Seminoles were picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason poll. A lot of that is due to Hamilton often using 12 players in games last season and having an up-tempo style that averaged 82.1 points. With Mann and Savoy at the guards, it should be a better team from the perimeter but it is not as athletically gifted as last year. If ever there was a team that needed to win by a committee approach, it might be this one. If Hamilton can fuse the newcomers with what he has returning, they have a chance at making return NCAA Tournament trips for the first time since 2012.
GONZAGA: Last season: 37-2, lost to North Carolina in NCAA title game
Who's gone: Przemek Karnowski and Jordan Mathews graduated, while Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss left early to turn pro.
Who's back: Josh Perkins and Johnathan Williams are returning starters, while veterans Silas Melson and Killian Tillie saw minutes last year.
Who's new: Jacob Larsen, Zach Norvell Jr. and Jack Beach are coming off redshirt seasons. Alex Martin is a community college transfer. The freshmen are Joel Ayayi, Corey Kispert and Jesse Wade. Kispert might provide immediate help.
The Skinny: WCC coaches picked Gonzaga to finish second in the league, a sign that there are questions about the team. But the Zags have gone to 19 consecutive NCAA Tournaments and coach Mark Few, who has the highest winning percentage of any active Division I coach, always finds a way to reload. Gonzaga has won at least 25 games for 10 straight seasons.
PREVIEW
Gonzaga can't afford to make mistakes vs. Florida State
 

If Gonzaga is going to make it to a second consecutive Elite Eight, it will need to protect the basketball against its surprise Sweet 16 opponent.

The Zags, seeded fourth in the West Region, will take on No. 9 Florida State on Thursday in Los Angeles after the Seminoles shocked No. 1 Xavier on Sunday.

"I tell you, the reason that we're not moving on was turnovers on our part caused by a tremendous amount of pressure from Florida State," Xavier coach Chris Mack said.

Xavier's two best players, seniors Trevon Blueitt and J.P Macura, combined to commit half of the Musketeers' 18 turnovers, and Florida State (22-11) closed the game with an 18-4 run to win 75-70.

The Seminoles are big and deep -- 11 different players saw action in the first eight minutes Sunday -- and are tied for 17th in the nation with 5.2 blocks per game. Their two centers, 7-footer Ike Obiagu and 7-4 Christ Koumadje, have combined for 101 blocks.

"Xavier brought the fight and we did, too," said senior forward Phil Cofer, who leads a balanced offense at 12.9 points per game. "We've been in that position before, been down more actually. That's one of the things with us; we're going to fight until the last minute no matter what."

After finishing the ACC regular season 9-9, the Seminoles have seen their share of scraps.

Florida State was 3-0 in overtime games against eventual NCAA Tournament teams and rallied to beat Clemson -- still alive in the Midwest Region -- after trailing by 18.

"We've stayed connected," coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We have a great relationship with our players. We have our ups and downs and everything is not always perfect, but I'm so proud of these guys. They allow us to challenge them and to coach them."

Like Gonzaga, the Seminoles are balanced offensively: Nine players average between 6.6 and 12.9 points.

The Zags' march to a fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance might not have followed script, but they made plays in crunch time.

After being off for nine days, Gonzaga (32-4) looked rusty in the first round, needing a clutch 3-pointer from Zach Norvell Jr. to finally put away pesky UNC Greensboro 68-64.

The rust seemed to have worn off by Saturday when the Bulldogs raced to a 15-0 lead in their second-round matchup with Ohio State.

But unlike a November meeting when Gonzaga rolled to a 27-point win, Ohio State made a second-half charge.

The Buckeyes led 67-62 after Keita Bates-Diop's 3-pointer with 6:02 to go.

Cue Norvell.

The redshirt freshman, known by his teammates as Snacks, hit from deep and grabbed a rebound that led to a three-point play by Killian Tillie as Gonzaga regained the lead for good.

A few minutes later, Norvell, who finished with 28 points and made 6 of 11 shots from long range, scored five straight points to put the Zags up 78-69 with 1:52 left.

"He's just a fiery guy with some swag from Chicago, and we need that," coach Mark Few said. "You add in the fact that he's right there with probably the most clutch players I've coached, going back to Dan Dickau or Adam Morrison. The shot before the 3 (in Gonzaga's late run against Ohio State) missed by 8 feet, and to come back and swish the next one ... that's like me shanking two into the water and then hitting a hole-in-one, which doesn't happen."

Norvell also corralled a career-best 12 rebounds.

"He goes a month sometimes without getting a rebound," Few joked.

To counter the Seminoles' imposing front line, the Bulldogs will have to avoid the foul problems that plagued them against Ohio State.

Tillie, a 6-10 sophomore, 6-foot-9 senior Johnathan Williams and Norvell each had four fouls. Point guard Josh Perkins fouled out in the closing seconds.

But, as they have during a nation-leading 16-game winning streak, the Zags made the plays they had to.

"We're just getting more and more comfortable when adversity hits," Perkins said. "Especially in March, adversity is going to hit. For us to respond two times in a row, the WCC got us prepared for it."


Last Updated: 12/19/2018 8:31:22 AM EST


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