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GU beats Wake Forest for sixth win in row

Here's more on Gonzaga's 73-63 win over Wake Forest on Sunday, GU's sixth straight victory.

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Zags pull away from Wake Forest

Gonzaga earned its sixth straight men’s basketball victory, using a strong second half to pull away from Wake Forest 73-63 on Sunday at Joel Coliseum.

Steven Gray, in his best performance since returning from back spasms three games ago, led Gonzaga with 18 points, five rebounds and five assists. Rob Sacre (13), Mathis Keita (12) and Elias Harris (13) also reached double figures. Demetri Goodson added eight points and four assists.

The Bulldogs outscored the Demon Deacons 37-28 in the second half. GU (10-5) led by 13 but the Demon Deacons rallied when Gray picked up his fourth foul with 6:35 left. Wake Forest quickly pulled within 62-58, but GU responded with a 9-1 run (Sacre five points, Gray two and Harris two) to ice the victory.

Wake Forest's Travis McKie scored just one point in the second half and finished with 16 points.

More in about 90 minutes.

View from N.C.

GU-Wake Forest previews in the Winston-Salem Journal, Charlotte Observer and Sports Network. Reminder: In-game updates at Twitter.com/srjimm.

Zags lose Harris, game

Back with the game story from Wake Forest’s 77-75 win over Gonzaga on Saturday. The game took a U-turn when GU freshman forward Elias Harris was tossed for a flagrant technical foul late in the first half.

Read my unedited game story below, and check back tomorrow morning for a day-after post.

Zags fall to Demon Deacons

Wake Forest ended Gonzaga’s five-game winning streak with a wild 77-75 win Saturday afternoon at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga was in command, 31-22, late in the first half when Matt Bouldin was whistled for a foul contesting C.J. Harris’ 3-pointer and Elias Harris was ejected for a forearm to the neck of Demon Deacon center Chas McFarland on the rebound. Wake Forest capitalized by making 4 of 5 free throws and Ari Stewart drained a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.

Another Stewart 3-pointer gave Wake Forest a 34-33 halftime lead. Wake Forest lead by as many as 14, 55-41, before the Zags staged a furious comeback, fueled by four 3-pointers by Bol Kong.

GU had a couple of chances to tie it late. Steven Gray was fouled on a 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left. After making the first free throw he missed the next two and GU trailed 76-74. After a Stewart free throw, Matt Bouldin made 1 of 2 free throws, missing the second on purpose, but it failed to hit the rim, giving Wake Forest possession. 

Matt Bouldin led the Zags with 22 points. C.J. Harris, who made 13 of 15 free throws, finished with 19, and Stewart added 17.

Game story in about two hours.

 

 

 

View from Winston-Salem

Here’s a GU-Wake Forest preview from the Winston-Salem Journal.

Zags entertain Demon Deacons

Some of Gonzaga’s biggest wins in recent years (Washington State, Connecticut, Washington, Texas) have been in December. And a high percentage of GU’s losses have come in December.

The Bulldogs started December off this season with a win over WSU. Next up: Wake Forest of the ACC.

Read on for my unedited preview and a couple of notes at the bottom.

 

Wake Forest on GU’s schedule

Some news out of Colorado Springs where Mark Few is serving as a court coach for the U19 and World University Games team tryouts. Sounds like Wake Forest will visit the Kennel this season with a return game also planned.

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