“Big Shot Snacks” Zach Norvell Jr. steps up in crunch time to help the Zags reach Elite Eight
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Zach Norvell struggled from three in Gonzaga’s first two games of the NCAA Tournament, but just like last year, he called his own number in a clutch moment to help the Zags get their revenge over Florida State Thursday night.
Most of the team was calling him ” Big Shot Snacks ” because he’s always willing to step up in the moment .
Gonzaga held a lead from 15 minutes into the first half and never let it up, but that doesn’t mean FSU didn’t get close.
With three minutes remaining, the Seminoles put the full-court press on in an attempt to trim a four-point Gonzaga lead. A comeback looked imminent.
Enter, Snacks. Norvell Jr. was 4-14 in the first two games of the tournament, but turned it around tonight. He drained a three from the left wing that put the Zags up seven, and they just built from there to win 72-58. Norvell Jr. finished the night 4-8 from downtown with 14 points.
Rui Hachimura led three other scorers in double digits with 17.
Next up, the Bulldogs face a Texas Tech team that beat second-seeded Michigan Thursday night with a 63-44 final. Tip-off is set for Saturday at 3:09 p.m. PST.
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