Drew Timme extended his one-of-a-kind college career by at least one more game, finishing with 28 points and eight rebounds on Sunday to help third-seeded Gonzaga make his eighth straight Sweet 16 at 84-81. beat TCU.
Timme hit his first 3-pointer since December, and only his third of the season, as part of a 13-1 run that helped the Zags (30-5) take a seven-point lead with just under nine minutes remaining. to be at a disadvantage. of the night.
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After TCU closed in on the final three, Timme hit a spin shot in the lane with a defender wrapped around it to spark a 4-0 mini-run that put the game out of reach.
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Next stop for the 6-foot-10 senior and his social media-friendly mustache: Las Vegas for the West Region semifinals and a meeting with UCLA on Thursday.
It will be a rematch of their Final Four game two years ago, when Jalen Suggs scored one from the half-court logo as the buzzer sounded for victory.
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Mike Miles Jr. finished with 24 points and four assists in his second straight electric game for the sixth-seeded Horned Frogs (22-13), who were trying to win two games in the same tournament for the first time in program history.