Gonzaga will take on West Virginia in the “Sweet 16” round of the NCAA Championship Thursday, March 23rd. Pre-game at 4:10pm, tip-off at 4:40pm. Catch all the action and excitement on AM880 and 106.9-FM HD-2. Regular KIXI programming is available online at www.kixi.com.
Last Saturday Gonzaga defeated Northwestern in second round, 79-73
Nigel Williams-Goss led the Zags with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
SALT LAKE CITY – Top-seeded Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory Saturday night.
Northwestern trimmed a 22-point deficit to five and had the ball with 4:54 left.
After Nigel Williams-Goss made both free throws, eighth-seeded Northwestern (24-12) – in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history – never got closer.
Williams-Goss led the Zags (34-1) with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Collins and Jordan Mathews had 14 points each.
Bryant McIntosh, who hit the go-ahead free throws in Northwestern’s opening-round win, had 20 for the Wildcats and Vic Law had 18.
NEXT UP: Gonzaga faces fourth-seeded West Virginia in the West regional semifinal Thursday in San Jose, California.