This game really surprised me, because both teams coming into this game where on opposite ends. Gonzaga ran St. John's out of the Pepsi Center, and BYU allowed Wofford to hang around most of the game. The first half of this game was great for about 15 minutes as the game was a back-and-forth game with both teams shooting the ball well.
BYU's team stayed hot while Gonzaga was not able to keep pace and the lead kept increasing slowly from single digits at the end of the first half and extended to over 20 points late in the second half. Gonzaga ended up shooting only 42 percent from the field and 2-9 from three-point range.
Jimmer Fredette led both teams wit 34 points while shooting 11-23 from the field and an amazing 7-12 from three-point range. Jackson Emery finally stepped up on the offense side of the ball as he scored 16 points as did Noah Hartsock who had 13 points. BYU's bench came up big again when Stephen Rogers scored 10 points in 11 minutes.
The main difference in this game was that Gonzaga was unable to defend BYU's three-point shot even though Gozaga's Mark Few said he believed that they actually defended BYU well. BYU played possibly one of their best games all year and it shows that they are a threat in the Southeast region and especially now that Pitt lost to Butler. The three-point shot is what is going to keep BYU in games the rest of the tournament
Saturday night's win moved BYU into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981 when BYU was led by guard Danny Ainge. Their next opponent will be two-seeded Florida on Thursday night and it will be a rematch of last year first round NCAA tournament which BYU won.
Here are highlights from tonight's game as well as the post game press conference.