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Killian Tillie out for Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

LOS ANGELES – Gonzaga was forced to make a late change to its starting lineup after forward Killian Tillie apparently reaggravated a hip injury during warm-ups prior to facing Florida State on Thursday.

Tilllie had started 35 of 36 games. Sophomore forward Rui Hachimura replaced Tillie in the starting lineup for his second start of the season.

Tillie was in the starting five when the NCAA distributed the starting units on press row for both Gonzaga and Florida State about 25 minutes before tip time.


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