10 Syracuse vs 11 Gonzaga: Sweet 16 Preview and Prediction
With 16 teams remaining in the NCAA tournament, it’s time to breakdown one of the most anticipated, and most unpredictable match-ups in the Sweet 16.
Syracuse was expected to be facing Michigan State in the second round, but with Sparty being upset by 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee in Round one, the Orange had a much-easier road to the Sweet 16 than anticipated. Cuse was able to beat the upset-minded Blue Raiders 75-50, with a solid showing on both ends of the floor.
Gonzaga has been the upset team of the Midwest bracket beating 6-seeded Seton Hall and 3-seeded Utah respectively. Both games were won by considerable margins, perhaps showing a seeding error by the NCAA or a renewed energy by Gonzaga to conquer the tournament.
Offensively, Gonzaga has the advantage but defensively Syracuse has the edge. This could be a tightly contested game with both teams able to score at good will in the tournament, but defense will be the key in the closing minutes of the game, not offense. If their defense serves well, specifically stopping the Zags from penetrating the paint with their 2-3 zone, look for Syracuse to advance in this match-up.
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