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Zags have to grind out another win

BULLDOGS, 38-34

The F in USF isn’t usually a high percentage shot. But when Derek Raivio can bury a 3-pointer from that spot to end the half, it certainly is.

Other than that exciting end to the first 20 minutes, there’s not a lot to say at halftime. This is the type of game Gonzaga has been playing lately. And will have to play.

The Bulldogs have to dig out every possession defensively (they are limiting USF to less than 40 percent shooting inside the arc). They have to team rebound (they are getting out-boarded at halftime by one of the WCC’s poorest rebounding teams). They have to help each other find shots on the offensive end (GU is shooting better than 50 percent).

It’s not exciting – except halfcourt buzzer beaters – but it can be successful.


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