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Top-seeded Gonzaga survives scare from Memphis to reach Sweet 16

For a moment on Saturday night, it looked as if Penny Hardaway was going to pull off one of the best upsets of this year’s NCAA tournament.

Hardaway’s early lead, though, wasn’t enough to knock off the tournament’s top seed.

Gonzaga rallied out of an early 12-point hole to beat No. 9 seed Memphis, 82-78, at the Moda Center in Portland, which officially secured the Bulldogs’ seventh straight trip to the Sweet 16.

“I said, ‘I don’t give a flying 'F' what happens at the end of the game, whether we lose or win, we’re not going out as no, uh, soft guys.