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.

Bud Withers

SOUTHERN U. 58
min fgm-a ftm-a or-t a pf pts
Beltran 39 6-14 5-7 0-3 3 1 21
Grace 26 1-8 2-2 1-7 3 0 4
Monroe 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Moore 29 2-2 2-2 0-3 0 3 7
Mitchell 38 3-4 1-2 0-4 2 3 7
Johnson 17 2-3 2-3 0-1 1 1 7
Hyder 14 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Miller 24 3-12 0-2 0-2 0 1 9
Bol 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3
200 18-46 12-18 3-27 10 12 58

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.

GONZAGA 64
min fgm-a ftm-a or-t a pf pts
Pangos 38 5-12 2-2 0-3 5 2 16
Bell Jr. 33 4-9 0-0 0-2 0 3 11
Olynyk 36 8-15 5-7 2-10 1 4 21
Harris 32 2-10 1-2 2-8 0 0 5
Hart 14 0-1 0-0 2-7 1 3 0
Edi 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Stockton 29 1-3 2-3 0-1 7 2 4
Karnowski 4 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 2
Dower 7 2-2 0-1 1-1 0 1 5
Barham 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0
200 23-55 10-15 11-40 14 16 64

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.

Southern U. 31 27 58
Gonzaga 34 30 64

Attendance: 12,621. Officials: Ted Valentine, James Barker, Mark Schnur.