The Gonzaga Bulldogs face the UConn Huskies on Saturday night to determine who will advance to the Final Four out of the West Region. Gonzaga are battle-tested, as evidenced by their victory over the UCLA Bruins on Thursday night. UConn have played as well as any team in the country down the stretch. Who will be victorious on Saturday–Gonzaga or UConn?
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. UConn Huskies: Betting Odds
|Gonzaga||+2 (-110)||O 153.5 (-110)||+115|
|UConn||-2 (-110)||U 153.5 (-110)||-135|
Drew Timme is one of the best players in College Basketball. The veteran forward has been through the rigors and knows what to expect in the Elite Eight. Timme leads the Bulldogs in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks. He is up against one of his toughest challenges to date, facing the interior defense of the Connecticut frontcourt, but something tells me the Gonzaga leader will be up for it.
Gonzaga Guard Jordan Strawther has to carry his fair share of the offense if the Bulldogs are to be victorious. Strawther averages 15 points, six rebounds, and a steal per game, shooting 48% from the floor and 42% from three-point range.
Forward Anton Watson must step up to provide the necessary balance offensively if Gonzaga is to advance to the Final Four. Watson averages 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals, shooting 61% from the floor and 34% from beyond the arc.
Gonzaga Guard Rasir Bolton provides necessary backcourt stability for the Bulldogs. Bolton averages ten points, two rebounds, and three assists per game.
UConn Forward Adama Sanogo has been a dominant force in the paint all season, and that has carried over to the NCAA tournament. Sanogo leads the Huskies in points and rebounds, shooting 61% from the floor.
UConn Guard Tristen Newton can light up the scoreboard. Newton averages ten points and four rebounds while leading the Huskies in assists and steals.
Huskies Guard Jordan Hawkins is an ideal complement. Hawkins averages 16 points and four rebounds per game, shooting 41% from the floor, 38% from deep, and 89% from the free-throw line.
Connecticut Center Donovan Clingan is a critical cog for the Huskies on offense and defense. Clingan averages seven points and six rebounds per game while leading the team in blocked shots.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. UConn Huskies: Match Details
Fixture: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. UConn Huskies
Date & Time: Saturday, March 24, 8:49 pm ET
Venue: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. UConn Huskies: Prediction
Connecticut are on a roll after dominating Arkansas on Thursday night. The Huskies were so impressive that the Las Vegas oddsmakers made them the favorite in this contest. We can’t shake the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Mark Few’s team is built for this moment. Gonzaga to win outright.