The Gonzaga Bulldogs faced a 74-93 crushing defeat to Texas
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs(2-1) faced a 74-93 shocking defeat to 11 Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night at Moody Center Arena. This appalling loss with a high margin is unfamiliar in Gonzaga’s history since the 23-point loss in 2014 to Arizona. Tyrese Hunter’s incredible performance with team-high 26 points, three rebounds, a steal, and two assists drove the Gonzaga squad out of the match.
TEXAS STUNS GONZAGA ‼️ pic.twitter.com/r7K5gwXGsR— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 17, 2022
The Gonzaga Bulldogs squad hung around early and, surprisingly, drove for a stretch in the first half. However, it got late speedy for the Crosses as Longhorns fans illuminated the field to assist their team leading to a 10-point halftime. The Texas Longhorns never followed from that point and constructed its lead to 23 in the second half before wrapping up with a 19-point triumph.
Mark Few, coach of Gonzaga, said that he thought his group’s nonconference plan in the preseason was the most aggressive he could recollect, and Wednesday was only an illustration of that test. It came only five days after the match against Michigan State in which they wake of enduring a buzzer-beater on an aircraft carrier and then in a significant Nov. 20 matchup against No. 4 Kentucky.
Texas is DEMOLISHING Gonzaga pic.twitter.com/UhY6us1wJ3— Viral Hoops (@ViralHoops12) November 17, 2022
Everything appeared to go acceptable for the Texas squad, and, alternately, the wheels tumbled off the cart (and afterward, the cart sat on soot blocks in the convergence) for Gonzaga. Texas poured down Thirteen 3s on 33 endeavors, didn’t miss a free toss until late (it completed 12 of 16 from the line), and determinedly constrained the Crosses into committing errors on edge. That was the beginning of Gonzaga’s battles: the Bulldogs squad committed 20 turnovers in the match, and 11/20 turnovers came in the first half— of which Texas made 27 points. One turnover specifically was essential for a frenetic sequence from Texas.
With success, 11 Texas Longhorns tied a record for its most elevated positioned AP rival crushed; its last victory over a No. 2 group in the AP Top 25 came in 2009, against Oklahoma.
Gonzaga Vs. Texas Match Performance Highlights
It was only Drew Timme, Gonzaga’s forward, who led his team with 18 points and nine rebounds, and an assist in 32 mins of playtime. Julian Strawther (guard) contributed 13points, six rebounds, and an assist, while another guard, Rasir Bolton, added 11 points, two assists, and three rebounds for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Anton Watson( Forward) and Nolan Hickman( Guard) scored 8 points each.
Last night Tyrese Hunter was on fire. He scored a team-high 26 points, two assists, one steal, and three rebounds, with 9/14 Field Goals and 5/8 3-Pointers in just 26min of playtime.
Forward Dylan Disu scored 12 points, along with a rebound and an assist for Texas, while Marcus Carr(Guard) contributed 16 points, seven assists, and four assists.