Gonzaga plays Portland at home in the McCarthey Athletic Center, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
When they were high school kids, Rui Hachimura and Tahirou Diabate had the sizzle, the steak, the jam and the bread.
The night couldn’t have turned out more differently for Silas Melson and Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga’s lone seniors.
For the fifth time in five games, the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled to an easy West Coast Conference victory. But the players who keyed the win, and one who didn’t, were the biggest news on a night the Zags blew out Portland 103-57 before 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Silas Melson scored a career-high 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, as No. 15 Gonzaga had no trouble against a young Portland team during a comprehensive 103-57 victory Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.