Something has to give tonight. Either Gonzaga will not be as good as its all-season hype or USC will have its season end in Indianapolis.
USC superfan Colin Cowherd, who even sold his house to Max Nikias, likes the Trojans.
“USC is not a great matchup for Gonzaga. First of all, they held Oregon last night to 38 percent shooting. They held Kansas to 29 percent shooting. They held Drake to 29 percent shooting. They’re going to give Gonzaga real troubles.
“They’re going to slow it down and they’re not going to give Gonzaga any freebies at the rim. They’re going to bat that stuff away. They’ve got NBA bigs and they’re longer than Gonzaga. Gonzaga LOVES playing with tempo and USC is going to slow this puppy down. There’s nothing like Evan Mobley left in the tournament.
“This game has a chance to be the best game of the tournament . . . I think Gonzaga/USC is a chance for an upset. I’m not calling it, but I think it’s a really fascinating matchup. USC’s defense right now is suffocating everybody. They took Oregon completely out of their offense and Oregon is a really good basketball team and a really well-coached basketball team.”
- USC might in the Elite Eight but that doesn’t mean Andy Enfield is a household name. Click on the photo.
- When you play in the NCAA Tournament, you never forget it is run by the NCAA.
The NCAA had a nice parting gift for Oregon State. As soon as they got back to the hotel, they were told to pack up and get on a 1:15 am flight back to Eugene. Everyone had to hurriedly pack and head to the airport. Team arrives in Corvallis at 4 am Tuesday.— Nick Daschel (@nickdaschel) March 30, 2021
Not very classy.