Wichita State vs. Gonzaga: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Wichita State vs. Gonzaga: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Wichita State 76
(28-8, 7-5 away)
(1) Gonzaga 70
(32-3, 15-1 home)
Venue: EnergySolutions Arena
8:45PM ET / 5:45PM PT, March 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Wichita State 36 40 76
Gonzaga 31 39 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Wichita State C Early 16 C Early 7 R Baker 4
Gonzaga K Olynyk 26 M Hart 14 K Pangos 5

No. 1-seeded Gonzaga was defeated by No. 9-seeded Wichita State 76-70 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Mar. 23. Kelly Olynyk picked up his third straight game with 21 points or more for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 26 points in 38 minutes. Michael Hart also had a strong showing, scoring six points and adding 14 rebounds. Ron Baker finished with 16 points and six rebounds for the Shockers. Gonzaga closes out the season with a 32-3 record. The Bulldogs got to the NCAA Tournament as the West Coast champion after beating Saint Mary's 65-51 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished first in the West Coast with a 16-0 record in conference play. Gonzaga defeated No. 16-seeded Southern University 64-58 in the second round.

Gonzaga Game Notes

  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 50.0 percent or better this season, Gonzaga has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • Zags set a season low for field goal percentage (35.6).
  • The Bulldogs have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Kelly Olynyk recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 22.
  • Kelly Olynyk accounted for 37.1 percent of the team's points.
  • Michael Hart accounted for 35.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Kelly Olynyk has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 35 games this season.
  • This marks the 13th 20-point game of Kelly Olynyk's career.
  • Kelly Olynyk has three straight 20+ point games.
  • Kelly Olynyk had a career high with 10 free throws made.
  • Michael Hart recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Michael Hart had career highs with a 100 percent three-point percentage, 14 rebounds, seven offensive rebounds, and seven defensive rebounds.

Wichita State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker) accounted for 42.1 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker) accounted for 43.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Cleanthony Early has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding nine times in 36 games this season.
  • Carl Hall has six straight double-digit point games.
WSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Ron Baker331664101
AC. Early241671122
AFred Van Vleet201313101
B+Tekele Cotton25832200
B-Carl Hall291012133
B-M. Armstead37653203
C+Jake White9530002
D+Ehimen Orukpe15210012
-D. Williams7001000
Zags PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kelly Olynyk382692114
AMichael Hart276141000
AKevin Pangos391905304
B+Elias Harris351271303
BDavid Stockton17423000
CDrew Barham9310100
-Kyle Dranginis8011000
-Sam Dower6000011
D-Gary Bell21020001

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