Arizona beats Zags 84-61 to reach Sweet 16

Arizona beats Zags 84-61 to reach Sweet 16

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward/center Sam Dower (35) walks off the court after losing to Arizona Wildcats in a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 18 points each, and Arizona looked every bit the No. 1 seed in the West while blowing out Gonzaga 84-61 on Sunday.

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After four days of upsets and buzzer beaters, Arizona (32-4) closed out the NCAA tournament's first weekend with a display of domination.  
 
The Wildcats harassed the eighth-seeded Bulldogs (29-7) into 21 turnovers -- 15 on steals -- that led to 26 points.
 
Arizona led by 21 in the first half and continued to work over Gonzaga to earn its third trip to the Sweet 16 in four years.
 
Up next for the Wildcats is a trip up the coast to Anaheim, where they'll meet San Diego State, a team they beat in this same arena early in the season.

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Przemek Karnowski scored 14 points and Kevin Pangos added 12 for Gonzaga.

 

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