7:20 PM ET, March 20, 2009
USC rolls as Gibson's 10-for-10 shooting leads to upset of Boston College
MINNEAPOLIS -- In Southern California, good looks mean a lot.Well, Taj Gibson was a perfect 10 for the Trojans, and way out of Boston College's league.
• Boston College's first-round win streak ended at four as USC took control of the second half.
• Taj Gibson had a perfect night from the field, going 10-for-10. He chipped in six rebounds, three blocks and four assists and finished with 24 points.
• Boston College shot 23.1 percent in the second half and managed 21 second half points. Tyrese Rice finished with only nine points.
-- ESPN research
Taj Gibson is one of three players to make all of his shots in an NCAA tournament game when attempting at least 10 shots since the 1986.
|Kenny Walker, Kentucky||1986||Second Round||11-for-11|
|Taj Gibson, USC||2009||First Round||10-for-10|
|Christian Laettner, Duke||1992||Elite Eight||10-for-10|
Rittenberg: Gibson's perfect
Taj Gibson nearly tore the rim off its hinges with several resounding dunks, and his halftime talk marked the latest of several speeches during USC's run to the NCAAs, writes Adam Rittenberg. Blog
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-51 (.529)||18-55 (.327)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-9 (.444)||6-23 (.261)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-19 (.737)||13-14 (.929)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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