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GU falls in Sweet 16

Gonzaga's Silas Melson, Domantas Sabonis and Josh Perkins feel the pain after being beaten by  Syracuse in the Sweet 16, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga's Silas Melson, Domantas Sabonis and Josh Perkins feel the pain after being beaten by Syracuse in the Sweet 16, March 25, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga lost its grip on a nine-point lead in the final 6-plus minutes, undone by turnovers and numerous Syracuse offensive rebounds. The Orange moved on with a 63-60 win Friday at the United Center.

Here's the S-R coverage: My game story, John Blanchette's column and Dan Pelle's photo gallery.




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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