Monday, March 24, 2014

NCAA Tournament, Day 4, Part 4

Virginia 78  - Memphis 60
Initially it looked like Memphis was winning the tempo battle, playing fast (but still in control) and swarming Virginia on defense. But by midway through the first half Virginia had taken the lead and set about methodically building it up, until halftime came and Virginia was up 15 points. They shot well (55.6% from the field, 45.5% on threes, and 81.3% from the line), and Memphis didn't (40.7% FG, 23.1% 3PT, 42.9% FT). 

Arizona  84 - Gonzaga 61
Even when Gonzaga is ranked among the best teams in the country, they usually don't make it out of the first weekend alive. So it really came as no surprise that Arizona wasn't taxed much in this game. Gonzaga actually didn't shoot the ball poorly, but they didn't get enough shots off, thanks to Arizona hounding them into 21 turnovers (Arizona had just 6 of their own). 

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