Josh Perkins was virtually nonexistent on the offensive end in the Final Four matchup against (7) South Carolina, going for zero points and one assist en route to fouling out. (1) Gonzaga needed more from their shooting guard and they got it in the first half of the national title game.

As the Bulldogs lead (1) North Carolina, 35-32, at the break, Perkins has a team-high 13 points on 3/4 three-point shooting and 4/5 free throw shooting, to go along with a pair of assists.

If Perkins continues his hot streak and the Tar Heels keep struggling from the perimeter, as they’re shooting only 16.7 percent from downtown, then Gonzaga should earn their first athletics championship in school history.

Photo Credit: The Slipper Still Fits.