Huffpost Sports

Gonzaga Vs. Wichita State NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

Posted: Updated:
Kelly Olynyk #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs with the ball against Brandon Moore #32 of the Southern University Jaguars in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 21, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kelly Olynyk #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs with the ball against Brandon Moore #32 of the Southern University Jaguars in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 21, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

No. 1 seed Gonzaga will face No. 9 seed Wichita State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the West region.

Top-seeded Gonzaga came awfully close to suffering a historic upset by No. 16 Southern but managed to survive thanks in part to Kelly Olynyk's 17 points in the second half. In Salt Lake City, Wichita State stifled Pitt in its second round matchup to advance to the next round.

The winner in this matchup on March 23 will advance to the Sweet 16.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Gonzaga

Regular Season Record: 31-2

Conference Record: 16-0 (West Coast)

Conference Tournament Results: Won WCC vs. Saint Mary's

Top Players: Kelly Olynyk (Forward), Elias Harris (Forward), Kevin Pangos (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Oklahoma State (#22)

Worst Losses: No. 13 Illinois (85-74), No. 13 Butler (64-63)

RPI Ranking: 7

Wichita State
Regular Season Record: 26-8
Conference Record: 12-6 (Missouri Valley)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Creighton in MVC Title Game
Top Player: Cleanthony Early (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Creighton (#12)
Worst Losses: Indiana State (68-55), Southern Illinois (64-62)
RPI Ranking: 37

Also on HuffPost:

Close
NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs. Wichita State Shockers 3/23/13 Dave's Free College ...

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Wichita State : March Madness Preview

2013 NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Wichita State

Pitt-Wichita State: For the right to face Gonzaga

NCAA Tournament Games Schedule for March 22 and March 23, 2013

NCAA Scores 2013: How Cinderellas Will Fare in Round of 32

 
From Our Partners