7:25 PM ET, March 19, 2009
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Akron challenges, but Zags establish dominance with rally in second
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Josh Heytvelt and Gonzaga already knew they could win artistically. Now the Zags know they can win an alley fight, too.
• Gonzaga trailed 49-43 in the second half, but responded with a 31-6 run to pull away from the Zips.
• The MAC is winless in its last six tournament games for the first time.
• Gonzaga won a first-round game for the first time since 2006.
• Gonzaga had 14 fast-break points, Akron had none.
-- ESPN research
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-57 (.368)||23-44 (.523)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-23 (.435)||5-15 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-18 (.667)||26-31 (.839)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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