Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent

Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent”

The first day of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament almost got its first big upset on Thursday afternoon, when No. 4 Gonzaga barely got past No. 13 UNC Greensboro to open the day in Boise.

Johnathan Williams led GU with 19 points and 13 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season.

The Bulldogs, a No. 4 seed, were tied at 64 with 13th-seeded North Carolina-Greensboro and struggled to put away the game from the free-throw line, but Gonzaga avoided the upset, winning 68-64.

The Zags dominated at the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas with three wins by an average of 20.7 points, with sophomore forward Killian Tillie averaging 24.0 points on a remarkable 77.8 percent shooting to win tournament MVP honors. Gonzaga led 32-23 at halftime after the Spartans missed the first 13 3-pointers they attempted.

But Gonzaga finished with the game's final six points - and a new name on its ever-growing list of playmakers.

No. 4 Gonzaga looks to return to the national championship game after coming up short in 2017.

Four players are averaging at least 8.5 points per game for UNC Greensboro, they are Francis Alonso (15.6), Marvin Smith (12.3), James Dickey (8.9) and Isaiah Miller (8.5). The Spartans fought back and held a brief lead before a Josh Perkins long 2-pointer tied it at 64-64 with 56 seconds remaining.

Gonzaga moves to the second round for the 10th straight year and will face either No. 5 Ohio State or No. 12 South Dakota State on Saturday. UNC Greensboro vs Gonzaga tv channel is on TNT.

Like this


16 March 2018
Four New Tomb Raider Clips with Alicia Vikander
Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West ( Money Monster , 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands).

16 March 2018
Rajya Sabha polls: BJP, Congress to fight for lone Chhattisgarh seat
In the house of 80, the ruling BJP has 43 MLAs and its ally AJSU 4, while opposition Congress has 7, JMM has 18 MLAs. Another independent, P Moolani, too had filed nomination papers, taking the total number of candidates to eight.

16 March 2018
David Warner's response to tape conspiracy
According to both the Australianand Channel 9 , South Africa's batsmen complained to umpires about taping on Warner's left hand. It upsets me to the core because sport is a real driver in society. "It is disgraceful.

14 March 2018
Jordy Nelson declined big pay cut from Packers
One minute, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Packers would sign Graham , perhaps the top free-agent tight end. Last season, he caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games with the Rams.

13 March 2018
New Hearthstone Expansion 'The Witchwood' Announced
There's no official release date set yet, but The Witchwood is scheduled to arrive in mid-April. For those that have been waiting for a new mode, you'll be getting it with Witchwood as well.

13 March 2018
It's Not Easy - Arsenal Star Frustrated By Europa League Ineligibility
The result leaves the Gunners sixth, 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the final Champions League spot. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a hard game like you get in the Premier League ".

12 March 2018
Elon Musk Says Flights to Mars Will Start in 2019
Space X founder Elon Musk has declared his Mars space ship will start test flights next year. Getting to that point hasn't been easy - he said early on that SpaceX nearly didn't survive.

12 March 2018
Selection Sunday 2018: How to stream the NCAA Selection Show
Yes, "quadrants" is a new vocabulary word every bracketologist is familiar with for the 2018 NCAA Tournament . No, this year we will be watching just to see if the Irish will be apart of the NCAA Tournament or not.

12 March 2018
Jake Arrieta agrees to 3-year contract with Phillies
It is clear that the Phillies are planning to make a legitimate run at the National League East division crown. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract is pending a physical.

11 March 2018
West Ham United shame as fans invade pitch at London Stadium
West Ham have won five of their seven Premier League meetings with Burnley (D1 L1), including winning all three home meetings. SUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million - just by correctly picking the results of six games.