Gonzaga vs. Purdue in NCAA Sweet 16: Score updates, highlights

DETROIT — March Madness made its way to Little Caesars Arena with the Sweet 16, where 1-seed Purdue knocked off 5-seed Gonzaga in downtown Detroit to advance to Sunday’s Elite Eight berth in the 2024 NCAA tournament Midwest region.

For the third time in two years, Zach Edey proved to be too much for the Zags to slow down as the national player of the year favorite finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds on 10 of 14 shooting. His point guard, Braden Smith, nearly had a triple-double with 14 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds while Lance Jones scored 12 and Fletcher Loyer Loyer added 10.

Graham Ike put up 18 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga, while Nolan Hickman scored 16, Ryan Nembhard had 14 points and seven assists and Anton Watson finished with 14 points.

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