9:55 PM ET, March 17, 2011
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
DENVER -- That "11" on the bracket is only a number. The name that goes with it -- Gonzaga -- means a whole lot more.The Bulldogs have become too good to be considered an underdog anymore, even if the seeding may say so.Marquise Carter scored a career-high 24 points, lifting Gonzaga to an 86-71 victory over sixth-seeded St. John's on Thursday night to cap a stellar day for the double-digit seeds at the Pepsi Center in the NCAA tournament.
• Gonzaga advanced to the round of 32 for the third straight season behind a career-high 24 points from Marquise Carter. Carter entered the game averaging 5.9 points this season.
• The Bulldogs have won 10 straight games.
• St. John's 86 points allowed are the second most in a game this season by the Red Storm and their most in an NCAA tournament game since allowing 87 in 1980.
• Dwight Hardy scored 26 points in the loss for his seventh 25-point game this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-52 (.538)||27-58 (.466)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-15 (.600)||7-15 (.467)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-26 (.808)||10-15 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
|» Mar 17, 2011||GONZ 86, @SJU 71||Recap|
Gonzaga and Richmond both won Thursday as double digit seeds. The West Coast Conference now has 18 wins as a 10 seed or worse, the most of any school. The Atlantic 10 has 16, tied for 4th-most[+]
Most Wins as 10 Seed or Worse
ESPN Stats & Information