Gonzaga vs. Portland (Dec. 28)

December 29, 2011 1:50 a.m.  •  1 comment

Gonzaga dominated from start to finish, routing Portland 90-51 Wednesday in the West Coast Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams. A full house of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center witnessed Gonzaga’s easiest win of the season and its most lopsided victory over the Pilots since a 47-point blowout in 1999.

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The eyes of the coaches and players show the intensity of the opening minutes during their game against Portland.

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Gonzaga center Rob Sacre controls a defensive rebound as Thomas van der Mars is blocked out.

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Sweat and the pain of banging bodies for rebounds show in grimace of Rob Sacre as he waits to shoot a foul shot.

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Gonzaga guard David Stockton lines up a foul shot gainst Portland.

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Portland players Ryan Nicholas, left, and Kevin Bailey, right try to box out Rob Sacre of Gonzaga.

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Guy Landry Edi of Gonzaga swings from the rim.

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Rob Sacre of Gonzaga flushes a dunk against Portland.

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Gonzaga center Rob Sacre is fouled by David Carr, left, of Portland.

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Gonzaga center Rob Sacre slams home a dunk against Portland.

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Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga flies between Portland players Tim Douglas, left, and Thomas van der Mars to score.

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Gary Bell of Gonzaga looks for an opening as he drives to the basket past the defense of Nemanja Mitrovic of Portland.

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Ryan Nicholas of Portland, who played at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, rips a rebound away from Elias Harris of Gonzaga.

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Guy Landry Edi of Gonzaga flies over the defense of Ryan Nicholas to score during their game against Portland.

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