Teams no strangers to March Madness will go head to head in a West Region Elite Eight matchup when the 4th seed Connecticut Huskies face the 3rd seed Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday. The Huskies have taken 7 out of their last 8 games and are looking to reach the Final Four for the 6th time and 1st since winning the national championship all the way back in 2014. The Bulldogs are running with a 12 game win streak and are in the hunt for 3rd Final Four spot.
Tipoff is set to start at 8:50 pm Eastern Time, hosted at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Bulldogs are led by senior forward Drew Timme, who showcased a lesson in effort at Thursday’s 79-76 win over UCLA. Timme was the key piece at all roles in the court, recording 36 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and dimming 4 assists. In 202, he has managed to accrue 9 double-doubles, and with 36 starts this season, Timme is averaging 21.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists plus 1 block per match.
Right beside Timme, Gonzaga found an unexpected rising start in junior guard Julian Strawther, who swished a late 3 pointer versus UCLA to secure the Sweet 16 victory. Strawther is coming off a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
As for the Huskies, they will rely once more on junior forward Adama Sanogo, who recorded 18 points plus 8 rebounds in Thursday’s victory versus Arkansas. On top of that, Sanogo registered a double-double in the 1st round 87-63 win over Iona, taking 28 points on top of 13 rebounds. Within a total of 36 matches, all of them as a starter, Sanogo averages 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
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UConn’s supportive cast features sophomore guard Jordan Hawkins, who has been a powerful force in the NCAA Tournament for the Huskies. Hawkins has scored double figures in 4 out of their last 5 games and in 28 of 34 games total games in the season.
Both teams are coming red hot, as this matchup will prove to be incredibly close. Nevertheless, Timme seems to be too much for any team he faces, thus we give a slight advantage to Gonzaga.
UConn Huskies vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Game Information
- Date: 03/25/2023
- Time: 08:50 PM ET
- Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
- How to Watch UConn vs Gonzaga : TBS
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UConn vs Gonzaga Betting Lines
UConn is -130 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.On the other side, Gonzaga is +110 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has UConn at a 56.52% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Gonzaga has 47.62% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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