The West Virginia Mountaineers have positioned themselves for another appearance in the Elite Eight, and they’ll have the opportunity to make that happen this evening when they take on the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs in San Jose. The Bulldogs come into the game with only one blemish on their record, which came in a home loss to BYU a month ago. Did the Cougars give the Mountaineers the perfect gameplan to shut down the Bulldogs? Can Gonzaga handle the press? We’ll find out soon enough...
When, Where, and How To Watch
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:39 p.m. ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
How to Watch: TBS or NCAA.com
- West Virginia and Gonzaga have played each other three times, and the Bulldogs lead the series 3-0. The Bulldogs were responsible for bouncing the Mountaineers from the 2012 NCAA tournament in the second round, with a 77-54 win. The programs followed that up with a home-and-home series the following two seasons, with Gonzaga winning both games.
- Gonzaga has shot 12-of-46 (26%) from 3-point range in two tournament games, after shooting 37.7 percent entering this week. The Mountaineers, on the other hand, have the best three point shooting percentage of any team remaining in the tournament, shooting 52% from beyond the arc.
- West Virginia guard Teyvon Myers’ status for the game is in question due to an ankle injury.
- VegasInsider.com has West Virginia as the underdog at +3, with the over set at 148.5 total points.
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