Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

Published: Mar. 23, 2019 at 8:44 PM CDT
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Brandon Clarke had 36 points, eight rebounds and blocked five shots, lifting the top-seed Zags to an 83-71 win over Baylor in the West Region.

The Zags (32-3) put on an offensive and defensive show in the first half, building a 16-point lead.

The Bears (20-14) caught Gonzaga off guard by switching defenses, reeling off 10 straight points start the second half and pull to 43-38.

Gonzaga righted itself and kept Baylor at arm's length, earning a spot in the Sweet 16 against Florida State on Thursday in Anaheim, California.

The Zags are headed to their eighth Sweet 16 in 20 seasons under coach Mark Few.

Mark Vital and Makai Mason led Baylor with 17 points each.

Gonzaga is headed to the Sweet 16 for a fifth straight season.

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