March 30, 2009
Gonzaga advanced to the Sweet 16 after Freshman guard Demetri Goodson's last second buzzer-beating bank shot lifted the Bulldogs past Western Kentucky for a 83-81 victory, earning Gonzaga a nomination for Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Tournament.
Now it is up to Gonzaga fans to determine if the Bulldogs will earn a Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Tournament. Gonzaga fans can go to www.pontiac.com/ncaa, where they can view video clips of the eight nominees and vote for the Bulldogs!
Voting begins on Monday, March 30th and ends Sunday, April 5th. CBS will announce the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Tournament just before tip-off of the NCAA National Championship Game on Monday, April 6th.
"The Pontiac Game Changing Performance program has become a widely recognized platform in NCAA Basketball, providing fans with the opportunity to showcase their pride and enthusiasm for collegiate athletics. In addition, the program has a positive impact academically through general scholarship contributions to schools." said Greg Gumbel, CBS Sports.
For full program details, visit www.pontiac.com/ncaa.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G8 performance sedan, Vibe compact crossover, Solstice roadster, G5 sports coupe, Torrent compact utility vehicle and the G6 family of sedans, coupes and retractable hardtop convertibles, as well as the GXP performance series. Pontiac sold more than 358,000 vehicles in 2007, ranking third among GM divisions in total sales. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found on the division's website at www.pontiac.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 380,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaasports.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions--AT&T, Coca-Cola and Pontiac--and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners--DiGiorno, Enterprise, The Hartford, Lowe's and State Farm.