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Gonzaga, playing just its second true road game of the season, knocked off Xavier 72-65 on Saturday in Cincinnati. The Bulldogs' sixth straight win hiked their record to 11-2 and could trigger a return to the Top 25 rankings. GU and Xavier (9-4) were receiving votes in the most recent polls.
Sam Dower delivered another big performance off the bench with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes. Kevin Pangos had 13 points, seven assists and five turnovers. Elias Harris added 12 points and six rebounds.
Read on for the game recap I put together for Sunday's S-R. Here's an A.P. write-up.
Mark Few isn't putting much stock in Xavier's recent three-game losing streak. The team wasn't at full strength following the suspensions from a brawl near the end of the Cincinnati game.
For the first time since thumping Cincinnati, the Musketeers will have their complete roster, just in time for the matchup with GU on New Year's Eve. The winner has a pretty good shot of returning to the rankings.
Here's my game preview.
There will be no rubber match between Gonzaga and Xavier in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as the second-seeded Muskateers just got smoked down the stretch by seventh-seeded Louisville. Read one.
Back with my expanded game story from Gonzaga's 64-54 win over Xavier on Wednesday. You can read it here.
Check back tomorrow morning for a day-after post.
Quick recap below. I gotta run to get quotes for a write-thru.
Gonzaga's Steven Gray isn't suited up while his teammates go through pre-game drills for tonight's showdown with Xavier at 8. Gray left Saturday's win over Baylor with back spasms and didn't practice Monday or Tuesday.
No starters listed on the scoreboard as of 7:15.
Sounds like Steven Gray wasn't able to practice Tuesday. He sat out Monday, too.