Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Gonzaga needed all 17 of
Kelly Olynyk's second-half points, along with a couple of clutch 3-pointers
down the stretch, to dispose of the upset-minded Southern Jaguars, 64-58, in
second round play of the NCAA Tournament.
Olynyk scored 21 points for the contest and also had 10 rebounds, but Gonzaga
(32-2) was aided in the final minutes by Gary Bell Jr. and Kevin Pangos, both
of whom knocked down clutch shots from beyond the arc to preserve the win.
Pangos nailed four triples in all for 16 points, while Bell added three from
long distance to finish with 11 for the Bulldogs, who will next take on
Wichita State on Saturday.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Jaguars gave the nation's No. 1
team a real run for their money and had the score tied with just under four
minutes left, but Southern (23-10) couldn't pull off an unprecedented upset by
a 16th seed.
Derick Beltran tallied a game-high 21 points and Malcolm Miller followed with
nine for the Jaguars, who were making their first NCAA Tournament appearance
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