Drew Timme inspires Gonzaga, leads second-half comeback to take down Memphi

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PORTLAND, Oregon -- After a first half in which the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs fell behind the No. 9 seed Memphis Tigers 41-31 Saturday in an NCAA tournament men's basketball second-round matchup,

First, Timme delivered a motivational message in the hallway before his team returned to the court, one he cleaned up in a postgame interview with CBS reporter

Then Timme followed up his words with production as Gonzaga rallied for an 82-78 win, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the seventh consecutive NCAA tournament 

joined by two from Duke under Mike Krzyzewski (nine and seven, respectively) and a record 13 consecutive Sweet 16s for North Carolina from 1981 to 1993 with coach Dean Smith.

After Memphis opened the second half with a bucket to extend the lead to 12, Timme scored the game's next seven points. 

Overall, he scored 14 of the Zags' 16 points in a stretch when they cut the deficit to two, making a 3-pointer and hitting from 

"It seemed like he got every offensive rebound, every foul, every bucket for them consecutively, 

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