NCAA preview Gonzaga vs South Carolina
Whenever I hear about Gonzaga there are still whispers of them being a small school making it to the big show and yadda yadda. I think those remarks are now over. Gonzaga really is a powerhouse in college hoops now. They just always seem to be there getting major production from crap players like Adam Morrison and Winston Brooks. Guys that will never make it at the next level.
South Carolina’s defensive phenomenon
I don’t really know how to describe what South Carolina is doing on defense besides actually trying ever single play. They play like ever college team should. South Carolina contests every shot, every pass and wears you down. Their whole game plan is to make your offense super difficult to run. The Gamecocks force their opponents to take countless bad shots because of time running out on the game clock. If they keep that up during this game I’d call it all but over before it starts.
Gonzaga’s guard play could kill Carolina
Williams-Goss, Jordan Mathews, and Josh Perkins are all good enough 3 point shooters. That could be exactly what the Dr. ordered to stop this South Carolina defense. If the Bulldogs keep getting backed up with a winding down shot clock if they get hot behind the arc then this will win them the game. There is going to be no room for anyone to drive and dish. This is going to be a really ugly game. Maybe a halftime score of 25-30.
This one for me is a tough call. I don’t particularly like either of these teams and I think North Carolina beats either by 10 pts. I think I’m going to take Gonzaga to win this one 70-65.