NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-Grand Canyon vs Gonzaga

Mar 17, 2023; Denver, CO, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Julian Strawther (0) drives past Grand Canyon Antelopes guard Walter Ellis (55) during the first half at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Julian Strawther scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as third-seeded Gonzaga pulled away in the second half of an 82-70 victory against No. 14 Grand Canyon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament's West Regional on Friday night in Denver.

Drew Timme added 21 points for the Bulldogs (29-5), who will play sixth-seeded TCU on Sunday after the Horned Frogs defeat 11th-seeded Arizona State 72-70. Gonzaga's Anton Watson also had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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