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How and what to watch for No. 9 Memphis vs. No. 1 Gonzaga in Second Round of 2022 NCAA Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Saturday’s second round March Madness matchup between the Memphis Tigers and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-Gonzaga vs Georgia State Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The first second-round matchup of the West region has been set for Saturday as the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs will battle the No. 9 Memphis Tigers.

All odds below are from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Game date: Saturday, March 19th
Game time: 9:40 p.m. ET
TV channel: TBS
Location: Moda Center, Portland, OR

Odds: Gonzaga -10.5, O/U 154.5

No. 9 Memphis 22-10 (13-5 AAC)

First Round: Defeated No. 8 Boise State 64-53
KenPom rating: 26 Overall, 46 Offense, 28 Defense
Leading scorer: Jalen Duren, 12.2 PPG
Key stat of tournament: Memphis won despite committing 15 turnovers

Memphis jumped all over Boise State in round one, taking a 38-19 lead into the half. The Tigers let their foot of the gas a little bit and allowed the Broncos back into the game for a little bit, but ultimately regained control to advance in the bracket. Jalen Duren had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

No. 1 Gonzaga 27-3 (13-1 WCC)

First Round: Defeated No. 16 Georgia State 93-72
KenPom rating: 1 Overall, 1 Offense, 7 Defense
Leading scorer: Drew Timme (17.5 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: Scored over 60 points in the paint in round one.

The No. 1 Bulldogs were on upset alert for a full half and some change in Thursday’s first-round matchup against Georgia State. That’s when both Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren completely took over, fueling Gonzaga on a dominant run to pull away down the stretch in the second half.