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Gonzaga defeats Utah 82-59

No. 11 seed Gonzaga (27-7) defeats No. 3 Utah (27-8) 82-59 at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in the NCAA tournament’s second round. The Zags head to the Sweet 16 in Chicago.

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Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis bumps fists with bus driver Juan Aguirre upon arriving at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Eric McClellan is the last one down the hallway upon arriving at the Pepsi Center to play Utah in the NCAA second round in Denver, Co.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s fans find seats in the Iowa State section at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Kyle Wiltjer pumps his arm after hitting a shot against Utah in the first half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Kyle Wiltjer drives on Utah’s Kyle Kuzma in the first half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis drives on Utah’s Jakob Poelti in the first half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s players and band celebrates Silas Melson taking a charge against Utah in the first half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Eric McClellan takes on the Utah defense in the first half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Silas Melson blocks Utah’s Brandon Taylor’s shot in the second half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis rips a rebound away from Utah’s Isaiah Wright in the second half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Kyle Dranginis digs in on defense during the Zags win over Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Eric McClellan takes on Utah’s Jakob Poellti in the paint at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Silas Melson kicks a fast break into high gear against Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Bulldog Band offer more cowbell in the second half against Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Josh Perkins takes Utah’s Brekkot Chapman to the basket at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis beats Utah’s Dakarai Tucker to the ball at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Utah’s coach Larry Krystkowiak doesn’t like what he sees against the Zags at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Eric McClellan is fouled and makes the shot against Utah in the second half at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s bench explodes after teammate Eric McClellan scores in the second half against Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s bench explodes after teammate Jack Beach scores late in the game against Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s bench explodes after after a score late in the game against Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Kyle Dranginis celebrates the Zags win over Utah at the Pepsi Center


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Kyle Wiltjer celebrates the Zags win over Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis bear hugs head coach Mark Few after beating Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Josh Perkins celebrates, with his father Randy, the Zags win over Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Eric McClellan gets some fan love after the Zags beat Utah at the Pepsi Center.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

GU’s Domantas Sabonis celebrates with fans after beating Utah at the Pepsi Center.

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