Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Josh Davis (22) drives to the basket between Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13), forward Aaron Gordon (11, second from left), and forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) during the first half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness 2014 Sweet 16: Arizona holds off San Diego State, advances to play Wisconsin in Elite 8

It wasn’t easy by any means, but the top seed in the West Region, the Arizona Wildcats, will live to fight another day as they fought off a resilient San Diego State squad 70-64 to advance to the Elite 8 on Saturday and a date with the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers.

Things did not look promising early on as San Diego State took a 32-28 lead into the half as it seemed Sean Miller’s crew couldn’t do much right on the offensive end. But they were able to put enough runs together in the second half and hit their shots down the stretch to walk away with the win.

Aaron Gordon stepped up in a huge way in this one, dropping in 15 points and adding in seven rebounds. The one big scare that this team had tonight, aside from how close the game actually was, was the fact that Nick Johnson did not have his best night.

But, nonetheless, the former number one team in the country will play on Saturday against a very good Wisconsin team with a trip to Arlington on the line.


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