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Gonzaga-Florida State analysis / How the game was won

How Gonzaga Won: Exemplary ball movement in the first half led to a 16-point halftime lead and Zags needed every bit of it to hold off 'Noles. Florida State pounced in the second half when Zags resorted to the dribble on the perimeter, coming up with stops and steals to work their way back into game. Bouldin, one of the nation's best free-throw shooters, made 5 of 6 from line in final 1:21.

Turning Point: Florida State had cut lead to four with 1:37 left and had Michael Snaer at the line for a pair. He missed both, and Bouldin countered by hitting both ends of a one-and-one with 1:21 to go. That was FSU's last gasp.

Player of the Game: Bouldin, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, spent too much time on the dribble in the second half but his final numbers were solid: game-high 17 points, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Stat of the Game: Zags won the boards, 39-26, against a Florida State team that goes 7-1, 6-9 on the front end. Honorable mention goes to the Zags' shooting: they were 50 percent from the field, ending the Seminoles' 67-game streak of holding opponents under that number.

Up Next: Zags will face No. 1 seed Syracuse on Sunday afternoon in a second-round West Region matchup.

-- Bob DiCesare

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