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Gonzaga rolls past Norfolk State 98-55 in NCAAs

NCAA Norfolk St Gonzaga Basketball
Posted at 11:43 PM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-20 23:45:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Corey Kispert scored 15 of his 23 points by halftime and No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga beat Norfolk State 98-55 on Saturday night to open play in the NCAA Tournament.

Anton Watson added 17 points off the bench for the unbeaten Bulldogs. Kispert made 8 of 12 shots and 6 of 9 3-pointers.

The Zags shot 55.7% and made 14 of 27 3-pointers against the 16th-seeded Spartans.

Devante Carter and Kyonze Chavis each scored 12 points to lead Norfolk State, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions who earned this matchup by beating Appalachian State in the First Four.