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Got my daughter’s car running (strange how the battery dies when the dome light is left on overnight in 20-degree weather), watched most of the replay and ready to go with the day-after post following GU’s 73-54 win over Hawaii in Robert Sacre’s homecoming in Vancouver.
Gonzaga improved to 3-0 and for the first time this season put away an opponent, thumping Hawaii 73-54 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Hawaii was within 45-44 with 12:15 left, but Gary Bell Jr.'s 3 started a 7-0 GU run. The Bulldogs outscored Hawaii 28-10 over the final 11:50.
Robert Sacre, playing in his hometown, had his third double-double of the season, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He hauled down his 10th board, an offensive rebound in the closing seconds, just before he subbed out of the game to an appreciative audience. Bell Jr. added 14 points (four 3s), Kevin Pangos 12 and Marquise Carter 10. David Stockton had a nice night with six points and three assists. Elias Harris chipped in 8 points and 8 boards.
Stokes led Hawaii with 17 points on 6 of 17 FGs.
Gonzaga shot 40 percent (pretty much its season average to this point), Hawaii finished at 38 percent. The Rainbow Warriors had 23 turnovers to Gonzaga's 11.
Gonzaga will take on Hawaii tomorrow in Vancouver in something of a home game for GU senior center Robert Sacre. He grew up in Vancouver and played for coach Randy Storey at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver.
Storey took some time earlier this week to talk about his memories of Sacre, who was an usher at his coach's wedding in 2007. Here's a link to the article that will run in Saturday's S-R.
Gonzaga has yet to announce its complete men's basketball schedule, but two more games were revealed Wednesday, thanks to press releases from GU opponents.
The Zags will face Hawaii in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 19. The neutral-site game will be a homecoming for Gonzaga center Robert Sacre, who played at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver. GU's Kelly Olynyk is from Kamloops, B.C., roughly 220 miles from Vancouver. Freshman Kevin Pangos is from Newmarket, Ontario.
Gonzaga will entertain Longwood on Feb. 27. The game will serve as Senior Night and fall between GU's final regular-season WCC game (at San Diego on Feb. 25) and the beginning of the conference tournament in Las Vegas (first round on Feb. 29, semifinals on March 3). Longwood, located in Farmville, Va., was 12-19 last season.