Gonzaga-Ohio State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 90-84 victory

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Zach Norvell Jr. (23) looks for a shot against Ohio State during the first half of the second round of the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Key moment

Gonzaga rattled off 11 unanswered points when it needed it most. The spurt erased Ohio State’s 67-62 lead with 6 minutes left. Zach Norvell Jr.’s corner 3-pointer started the run and Killian Tillie’s three-point play gave GU the lead. Rui Hachimura’s 3-pointer pushed the Zags’ lead to 73-67.

ZAGS with another CLUTCH THREE! 😳#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/GivupadiXr

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018

Offensive player of the game

Zach Norvell Jr. torched the Buckeyes with six 3-pointers and a career-high 28 points. He hit a pair of 3s to help GU sprint out to a 15-0 lead. He was big late with two treys as the Zags rallied to take the lead.

Ohio State and Gonzaga are exchanging threes in CRUNCH TIME! 👌#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/2GqZJu7L5R

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018

Defensive player of the game

Rui Hachimura rejected four shots, including a swat on Keita Bates-Diop with 2 minutes remaining that brought Zag fans to their feet. Hachimura also collected five rebounds to help the Zags win the boards 39-25.

Zags with the HUGE DENIAL! 🚫#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/L5Zb6VKWTv

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018