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Bulldogs outlast Memphis, 66-58

Gonzaga added another quality win to its NCAA Tournament resume, holding off Memphis 66-58 on Saturday at the FedEx Forum.

The 17th-ranked Bulldogs (19-4) had gone 0-4 vs.Memphis the last four years. Senior guard Matt Bouldin, who scored just 20 points in three previous games against the Tigers, led Gonzaga with 19 points. He was 4 of 4 at the free-throw line in the last 62 seconds.

Gonzaga led by as many as nine in the second half, but Memphis ran off nine unanswered points to pull even at 49. Willie Kemp's layup gave Memphis a 53-51 lead with 4:48 remaining, but Elias Harris, who had a tough afternoon at the offensive end, connected in the lane for just his second field goal and Steven Gray drilled a 3-pointer from the wing to give GU a 56-53 lead.

Demetri Goodson's layup and Robert Sacre's jump hook helped GU take a 60-55 lead with 1:18 left. Bouldin sandwiched four free throws around a Tiger free throw. Goodson's two free throws with 43.2 seconds left sealed the win.

Sacre had 13 points and six rebounds and Gray added 12 points and seven boards. Will Foster, two days after setting his career high with six points against Portland, scored eight points. Goodson added six points and five rebounds.

The Bulldogs are 5-2 in road games, with quality wins over Saint Mary's and Portland. GU also knocked off Illinois in Chicago and won the Maui Invitational on a neutral floor.

Wesley Witherspoon's 26 points led Memphis (16-7), which made just 14 of 26 free throws.

Back with more in the next 90 minutes or so.

Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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