Zach Norvell Jr. helped Gonzaga stay in touch, then pull away from Ohio State for a 90-84 victory that puts the Bulldogs two wins away from a repeat trip to the Final Four.
Norvell made a 3-pointer to trim Ohio State’s biggest lead of five down to two with 6:56 left. He then had an assist, a 3-pointer and two free throws as part of a 16-2 run that put the Zags ahead by nine with less than two minutes left.
The redshirt freshman, who made the go-ahead 3 late in Gonzaga’s win over UNC Greensboro on Thursday, finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, both career bests.
The fourth-seeded Bulldogs are in the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year. They’ll play Xavier or Florida State next Thursday in the West Region semifinals in Los Angeles.
Keita Bates-Diop led Ohio State with 28 points.