GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Gonzaga 83, Creighton 65

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Timme scored 22 points and top-seeded Gonzaga did against Creighton what it's done throughout this unblemished season, rolling past the fifth-seeded Bluejays with versatile offense and efficient defense to win 83-65 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Andrew Nembhard added 17 points for the Bulldogs (29-0), who have won a school-record 33 consecutive games and extended their Division I record to 26 straight double-digit wins.

Gonzaga did it this time on a quiet day for star Jalen Suggs, who finished with nine points. The Bulldogs methodically built a 10-point halftime lead and pushed ahead by 20 on Suggs' layup with 11:22 left. The Zags will face sixth-seeded Southern California or seventh-seeded Oregon on Tuesday in the West regional final.

Marcus Zegarowski scored 19 points to lead the Bluejays (22-9).

As they have many times this season, the Zags led wire to wire.

Gonzaga's fast start forced Creighton to call its first timeout a little more than two minutes into the game and within seven minutes the Zags already led 22-12.

The Bluejays settled down and fought back within 27-25. But Gonzaga answered with five straight points, took a 43-33 halftime lead and spent most of the second half pulling away.

Nembhard also had eight assists while Timme added six rebounds. Joel Ayayi finished with 13 points and eight rebounds and Corey Kispert had 12 points for Gonzaga, which shot 59.6% from the field.

Denzel Mahoney added 13 points for Creighton.

March 28, 2021


Creighton
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Ballock 2-9 0-0 1-7 1-1 3 0 0 0 0 5
D. Jefferson 3-10 0-0 0-3 1-5 2 0 3 5 3 6
M. Zegarowski 7-16 2-2 3-7 0-3 2 0 1 2 1 19
D. Mahoney 6-13 0-2 1-5 1-5 1 0 0 0 1 13
C. Bishop 6-9 0-2 0-0 1-5 3 0 1 3 3 12
S. Mitchell 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 4
R. Kalkbrenner 1-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 2 0 1 2
A. O'Connell 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Epperson 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0
A. Jones 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Canfield 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
N. Zeil 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Osmani 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28-69
(.406)
4-8
(.500)
5-23
(.217)
14-32 11 0 9 10 12 65


Gonzaga
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Suggs 3-8 3-3 0-2 0-5 6 0 2 6 0 9
A. Nembhard 7-9 0-0 3-5 0-4 8 0 0 1 2 17
A. Cook 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-2 1 0 0 1 0 3
J. Ayayi 5-12 0-0 3-10 0-8 1 0 0 2 2 13
C. Kispert 5-8 0-0 2-3 3-7 1 1 2 1 2 12
D. Timme 10-14 2-3 0-1 2-6 4 0 0 4 3 22
A. Watson 3-3 1-4 0-0 1-2 2 0 1 1 2 7
O. Ballo 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
B. Gregg 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 34-57
(.596)
6-10
(.600)
9-24
(.375)
9-40 23 2 5 16 12 83




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