After an exciting begin to the second one weekend of the boys’s NCAA Match – a No. 12 seed achieving the Elite 8 and a No. 15 just about doing the similar – the second one day of the Candy 16 has arrived.
Within the first recreation, most sensible total seed Gonzaga flexed its dominance in a blowout of Creighton to advance to the Elite 8 – this system’s moment in a row and 5th total. In the second one, Michigan confirmed its supporting forged can step up in routing Florida State. The Wolverines are nonetheless appearing they are worthy as a No. 1 seed with out Isaiah Livers.
A take a look at the winners and losers from Sunday’s slate of Candy 16 video games:
Gonzaga. The Bulldogs (29-Zero) placed on but any other offensive health center in an 83-65 drubbing of Creighton to achieve the Elite 8. This victory confirmed how the scoring can come from more than one aspects as Andrew Nembhard had a stellar stat line with 17 issues and 8 assists. The go-to pressure for the ‘Zags these days has been Drew Timme (22 issues, six rebounds) and the Bluejays had no resolution for the massive guy.
Michigan. The Wolverines (23-Four) had been counted out this match as a result of second-leading scorer Livers is out. However they have established a brand new id, whilst riding off the luck of a dominant season, to silence critics – now at the cusp of a Ultimate 4 berth. They appeared particularly robust in a 76-58 win over Florida State, pulling away overdue in the second one part in the back of the most important boosts of function avid gamers Brandon Johns Jr. (14 issues, six rebounds) and Chaundee Brown (12 issues).
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Creighton. The Bluejays (22-Nine) had their step forward season by way of in spite of everything attending to the Candy 16 after years of Spherical of 32 partitions. However that they had a tall job – most likely the tallest – in looking to knock of the match favourite in Gonzaga. Whilst the ‘Jays be capable to fit the ‘Zags from the fringe, they could not arrange the similar within the frontcourt. Veteran guard Marcus Zegarowski (19 issues) led the best way once more however Creighton simply did not have sufficient guns to check the highest total seed.
Florida State. The Seminoles (18-7) simply did not have sufficient guns to compete with Michigan and in spite of carving into the deficit halfway throughout the first part, the Wolverines’ counter-punch used to be an excessive amount of for FSU to take care of. Malik Osborne led the ‘Noles with 12 issues within the loss. Trainer Leonard Hamilton had an ACC identify staff closing season (with NBA lottery choices Devin Vassell and Patrick Williams) that may’ve competed for a championship, however the firepower in this roster used to be absent.
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