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Wiltjer leads No. 10 Gonzaga past Georgia
2014-11-28

Wiltjer scored a career-high 32 points and No. 10 Gonzaga beat Georgia 88-76 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.

''They were playing one-on-one coverage in the post and Kevin (Pangos) did a great job of feeding us down there,'' Wiltjer said. ''Not a lot of my 3s went down, but Kevin was finding me on those pocket passes on open side ball screens. They were having a tough time guarding us down low so we just tried to keep going at it and that's where we got easy points.''

Wiltjer scored 16 of his 32 points in the first half to help Gonzaga take a 46-33 lead.

''Their team was getting nearly 29 points a game from the 3-point line and so we decided we were going to eliminate the 3-point line and then let their post players play one-on-one,'' Georgia coach Mark Fox said. ''He finished a lot of those plays. He's just too good to play one-on-one.''

Georgia's Nemanja Djurisic had the difficult task of guarding Wiltjer on his career night.
''It was hard because we were long on the post most of the times,'' Djurisic said. ''We tried to matchup and we tried to do different things, but often times he found a way to score either on us or the small guys when we switched. He's a great player. We all knew that.''

Pangos added 22 points, six assists and three steals for Gonzaga (5-0). He also had his first turnover of the season through five games.

The Bulldogs will play St. John's in the championship game Friday night. St. John's beat Minnesota 70-61 in the first semifinal.

Charles Mann led Georgia (3-2) with 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

''I just wanted to be aggressive and just help my team win,'' Mann said. ''I was able to attack and I just wanted to keep on attacking and make plays at the rim.''
Gonzaga's Josh Perkins left the game toward the end of the game after being kicked in the face. Coach Few said Perkins was heading to the hospital after the game for tests.

TIP-INS

Gonzaga: Gonzaga entered the game leading the nation in assists per game at 22.8. It also ranked fourth in field goal percentage (56.1) and sixth in points per game (94.8).

Georgia: Georgia entered the game ranked 10th in blocked shots per game at 7.5.

UP NEXT:

Gonzaga: Gonzaga will play St. John's on Friday in the championship game Friday night.

Georgia: Georgia will play Minnesota in the third-place game.




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No. 6 Xavier Musketeers vs. No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats
2010-03-24

Xavier Musketeers versus Kansas State Wildcats will start at 9:37 PM ET, Thursday, March 25, 2010.


Xavier Musketeers


Even though the Xavier Musketeers are a mid major school they don’t play like it. They have been to the Sweet 16 in 4 out of the last 7 tournaments and even the Elite 8 twice since 2004. Jordan Crawford leads this group of Musketeers basketball after coming to national and maybe worldwide fame when a camera phone video captured him dunking on LeBron James, which



Kansas State Wildcats


Head Coach Frank Martin has the Kansas St. Wildcats playing at an extremely high level, particularly on the offensive side of the floor, where Kansas St. seems to score at will. Martin has helped keep the program in the national spotlight despite the loss of such high-profile players as Michael Beasley and Bill Walker.  The Wildcats are doing it with outstanding guard play as Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente continue to pace Martin's squad on both ends of the floor. Pullen not only put up a career high 34 points in the team's second round win over BYU, he helped frustrate Cougars star Jimmer Fredette, who scored 21 points but hit just 5 of 13 field goals.


The Kansas State Wildcats averaged 79.8 points per game and shot 45 percent from the floor, they were also 24th in offensive rebounding in the nation. On defense Kansas State only allowed teams to put up 69.3 points per game against them and shoot only 41.7 percent from the floor. Kansas State played the 2nd toughest schedule over the course of the season but at this point they are one of just two Big 12 teams that are still in the tourney. This is a veteran team that knows how to get things done.


Xavier is 4 and 1 against the spread in their last 5 nonconference games, 9 and 1 against the spread in their last 10 NCAA Tournament matches as an underdog and finally 5 and 2 against the spread in their last 7 games against the Big 12. Kansas State is 8 and 0 against the spread in their last 8 nonconference games, 6 and 1 against the spread in their last 7 neutral site games, and 16 and 4 with one tie against the spread in their last 21 games as the favorites to win.


I like the scrappy Musketeers and I think they match up well against the Wildcats. I wouldn’t be surprised if this game was decided on a buzzer beater or went into overtime, with that said Xavier Musketeers +4.5 would be my bet and I found that line at www.sportsbook.com.