Joffrey Lupul Game Jersey Edinson Cavani drew a penalty in the opening minutes and converted from the spot, but that would be the last thing that went right for Uruguay on the night. Just 10 minutes later, they conceded this goal — perhaps the best Paulinho has scored in his career.
After giving up that go-ahead goal to Paulinho, Uruguay had to push forward aggressively, and they got caught out by an excellent long ball over the top of their defense by Jo?o Miranda. None of the Uruguayan defenders were any match for Neymar in an open field race.
Adreian Payne Authentic Jersey Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews had sat more than four minutes with foul trouble, but he came off the bench with a minute left to nail an enormous three-pointer that put the Bulldogs up 60-58 for perhaps the biggest shot of the tournament so far.
On a final possession, Jevon Carter attempted two game-tying threes, only to see both fall short. West Virginia got the offensive rebound again, but Carter was swarmed and couldn’t get off a shot as time expired for Gonzaga’s victory.
On the ensuing possession, West Virginia quickly got an open layup to go up 52-49 — crucial points in an incredibly close game. Fortunately, it didn’t end up costing the Zags.
For Gonzaga, Karnowski has an incredible comeback story, and he made his 300-pound frame felt at times. He finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting.