No. 2 seed Gonzaga shook off the demons that had plagued them since 2009 as they advanced to the Sweet 16 with an 87-68 victory over No. 7 seed Iowa.
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The Bulldogs had suffered many upset losses in previous tournaments as favorites, including a Round of 32 loss in 2013 as a No. 1 seed.
They were nearly flawless in their shooting as they drilled 62.5 percent of their three-point attempts, and they shot 61.5 percent from the field.
Forward Kyle Wiltjer continued his hot shooting with 24 points while making 10-of-12 of his shots, and he also grabbed seven rebounds while receiving a standing ovation at the end of the game.
Fellow big man Domantas Sabonis also dominated in scoring and rebounding with 18 points and nine boards.
For Iowa, forward Jarrod Uthoff scored 20 points on 10-of-19 shooting while getting eight rebounds, and forward Aaron White chipped in another 19 points.
The Bulldogs will next face No. 11 seed UCLA, who has become the Cinderella story of this year’s March Madness.
Here are highlights of this blowout win from Gonzaga.