Gonzaga’s second-half comeback ensured that two No. 1 seeds weren’t getting eliminated on Saturday in the men's NCAA tournament.
Hours after Baylor stormed back to force overtime in an upset loss to North Carolina, the Bulldogs had to come back from a 10-point deficit against Memphis. Unlike the team that beat Gonzaga in the title game of the 2021 men’s NCAA tournament, Gonzaga completed the comeback in an 82-78 escape.
Gonzaga and Kansas’ wins on Saturday ensured that it wouldn’t be the first day since 2004 where two No. 1 seeds lost on the same day in the second round.