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Gonzaga men's basketball advances to Sweet 16 with win over Oklahoma

The undefeated Zags will face the winner of Monday’s game between #5 Creighton and #13 Ohio.

INDIANAPOLIS — Gonzaga men's basketball is advancing to the Sweet 16 after a 87-71 win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 on Monday. 

The undefeated Zags will face #5 Creighton. This marks the sixth-straight Sweet Sixteen appearance for the Bulldogs.

Drew Timme led all scorers with 30 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 12-of-14 from the line. He had 13 rebounds. Oklahoma's leading scorer was senior guard Austin Reaves with 27 points. 

The Sooners led by eight points during the first half before a comeback by the Zags. Gonzaga led 46-34 at halftime of the game played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The win marks Gonzaga's 28th of the season.

This comes after Gonzaga cruised to a 98-55 win over the Norfolk State Spartans in the first round of Saturday, the Zags' largest margin of victory in an NCAA Tournament game.  

Gonzaga has been ranked No. 1 every week of the 2020-21 season in the AP Top 25 poll and is the favorite among many people to win it all in the Big Dance.