NCAA MARCH MADNESS SPECIAL
March 30th, 2019
Texas Tech Knocks Off No.1 Gonzaga to Advance to the Final Four!
Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti hit the two biggest shots of the game, both dagger 3-pointers. The Red Raiders led 60-58 with time fading on the shot clock when Moretti connected to make it a five-point advantage with 3:50 left. The Zags were within 63-60 when Moretti struck for another 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining.
What first looked like an outrageous block from Red Raiders senior forward Tariq Owens turned out to be a missed call that should have delivered the ball to Gonzaga with just shy of a minute left with a 68-62 Texas Tech lead.
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Josh Perkins gets called for the technical foul after reaching over the sideline on the inbounds pass.
Josh Perkins gets called for the technical foul after reaching over the sideline on the inbounds pass. pic.twitter.com/izpYlBMXFe
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Gonzaga/Texas Tech Press Conference
Chris Beard says he makes the trip to the Final Four every year. This year, the Texas Tech coach will be going for business instead of pleasure, taking a long-deprived fan base and community along for the giddy ride.
Sophomore guard Jarrett Culver scored 19 points to lead his hometown school to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time as No. 3 seed Texas Tech beat No. 1 seed Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday in the West Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. (Read) By Carlos Silva Jr. | A-J Media
Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, right, shoots over Texas Tech guard Brandone Francis during the second half of the West Regional final… (Marcio Jose Sanchez / The Associated Press)
In the corner stood Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, the best offensive player on the floor, getting set to launch a three-pointer that would have cut the deficit to three with a minute to go.
Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, right, and Brandon Clarke react after the team’s loss to Texas Tech in the West Regional final Saturday. (Jae C. Hong / The Associated Press)
Running toward him was Texas Tech’s Tariq Owens, the best defensive player on the floor, who was hell bent on closing out the game and sending his team to the Final Four. (Read) By Matt Calkins | Seattle Times Columnist