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.