🏀 Gonzaga 61, UCLA 59 — 7:45 left in the second quarter
UCLA’s depth was a major concern coming into the game, and the short bench is creating problems for the tired-looking Bruins.
Malachi Smith’s jumper with 9:10 left in the second half capped an 18-5 run to give Gonzaga its first lead since the opening minutes of the game.
The Bulldogs are dominating on the offensive boards and benefiting from more foul calls on the Bruins.
Gonzaga star Drew Timme has 33 points, his career-high for an NCAA tournament game.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. has 19 points and 11 rebounds, but he looks gassed and is missing shots. The Bruins are shooting 42.1 percent from the field.