No. 24 Memphis tops No. 23 Gonzaga 60-54

  • Associated Press
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 8:51pm
  • SportsSports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon Jr. both had 11 points, and No. 24 Memphis scored the final 10 of the game to defeat 23rd-ranked Gonzaga 60-54 on Saturday night.

Dixon’s layup with 1:11 left came in the midst of the final rally as the Tigers (18-5) erased a nine-point Gonzaga lead with 6:15 left.

Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson had 10 points each for Memphis, which has won six of seven. Goodwin had eight rebounds and three blocks as Memphis controlled the boards 44-28.

Sam Dower led Gonzaga (21-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds, shooting 9 of 12 from the field. Przemek Karnowski and Gerard Coleman finished with 12 points apiece.

Gonzaga led 54-50 with 3:16 left when Kevin Pangos connected from 15 feet. But the Zags did not score again, and Dixon had six points in the final 4 minutes.

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