March Mismatch: Gonzaga tops Utah 82-59 to move to Sweet 16

Mar 20, 2016 2:49 AM by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - Gonzaga stayed on a roll, getting 22 points from Eric McClellan and another double-double from Domantas Sabonis in an 82-59 runaway over Utah in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

The 11th-seeded Bulldogs (28-7), who beat Seton Hall by 16 points in the first round, are onto the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

This game was billed as a battle of big men, between the 6-foot-11 Sabonis and Utah's 7-footer, Jakob Poeltl, but it never materialized. Poeltl finished with five points and four rebounds, while Sabonis had 19 and 10 for his 22nd double-double of the season.

The third-seeded Utes (27-9) trailed by 15 at halftime and by as many as 30 in the second half.

Gonzaga's next game is Friday in Chicago, against either Syracuse or Middle Tennessee.

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