Player of the game: Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos had the key basket of the day, a three with 1:54 left, and finished with 16 points, five...
Player of the game: Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos had the key basket of the day, a three with 1:54 left, and finished with 16 points, five assists and one turnover in 38 minutes.
Key to the game: The Zags finally shed the gutty Jaguars by getting key perimeter contributions against a defense that was geared to stop big men Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris.
Turning point: Gary Bell Jr.’s trey with 3:21 broke a 56-all tie and gave Gonzaga the lead for good, and Pangos followed with his dagger from the corner.
Quotable: “No, never in my mind, I didn’t think we were going to lose this game. We always battle.” — Bell, asked if he ever thought the Zags were in danger of losing.
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Percentages: FG .391, FT .667. Three-point goals: 10-23, .435 (Beltran 4-8, Miller 3-10, Moore 1-1, Bol 1-1, Johnson 1-1, Grace 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 8 (Moore 4, Mitchell 3, Miller). Turnovers: 10 (Grace 2, Mitchell 2, Johnson, Monroe, Hyder, Miller, Bol, Beltran). Steals: 4 (Grace 2, Hyder, Beltran). Technical fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .418, FT .667. Three-point goals: 8-20, .400 (Pangos 4-9, Bell Jr. 3-6, Dower 1-1, Barham 0-1, Harris 0-1, Olynyk 0-1, Stockton 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 0. Turnovers: 10 (Bell Jr. 3, Olynyk 3, Stockton 2, Karnowski, Pangos). Steals: 6 (Pangos 2, Hart, Karnowski, Bell Jr., Olynyk). Technical fouls: None.
Attendance: 12,621. Officials: Ted Valentine, James Barker, Mark Schnur.