NCAA hoops Bouldin leads Gonzaga to 67-60 win over Seminoles
By JOHN WAWROW
AP Sports Writer
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Matt Bouldin scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to help eighth-seeded Gonzaga hang on for a 67-60 victory over No. 9 Florida State on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s West Regional.
Steven Gray scored 15 points while Robert Sacre had nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (27-6), who nearly squandered an 18-point lead.
Deividas Dulkys scored 14 points for the Seminoles (22-10), whose second-half rally ran out of gas. Dulkys banked in a 3-pointer to cut Gonzaga’s lead to 59-54 with 2:21 left. Florida State had a chance to pull closer but Michael Snaer missed two free throws a minute later.
Bouldin snared the rebound and the Bulldogs closed by making 8 of 10 free throws.
The Bulldogs advanced to Sunday’s second round and will face the winner of the game between top-seeded Syracuse and No. 16 Vermont.