The final game of the Saturday NCAA Tournament schedule will feature a matchup between the Memphis Tigers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The ninth-seeded Tigers (22-10) finished with a 13-5 record in the American Athletic Conference and are averaging 75.1 points per game. On Thursday, Memphis built a 19-point halftime lead and held on late for a 64-53 victory versus Boise State.
Memphis F Deandre Williams tallied a team-high 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting and pulled down five boards. Jalen Duran contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs lost just once during West Coast Conference play and rank second nationally in scoring (88.0 ppg). On Thursday, Gonzaga shook off a sluggish first-half performance during a 93-72 victory versus Georgia State. The top-ranked Bulldogs (27-3) exploded for 58 points over the final 20 minutes and dominated the Panthers on the glass by a 54-41 margin.
Gonzaga F Drew Timme led all scorers with 32 points on a 13-for-21 shooting performance and grabbed 13 rebounds. Chet Holmgren added 19 points, 17 rebounds, and seven blocks for the Bulldogs.