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Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

UPDATED: 12:31 a.m.

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into traffic, forced passes after ill-advised drives into traffic – and still led by seven points. The Illini cut a 13-point lead to two on three occasions but the Zags held on for a hard-fought 84-78 victory before a packed crowd of 2,400 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
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Analysis: Gonzaga holds off late Illinois charge to win opener of Maui Invitational

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

Gonzaga did something that defied all odds Monday at the Maui Invitational. The third-ranked Zags committed 14 turnovers in the first half – charges, errant inbound passes, ill-advised drives into traffic, forced passes after ill-advised drives into traffic – and still led by seven points. The Illini cut a 13-point lead to two on three occasions but the Zags held on for a hard-fought 84-78 victory before a packed crowd of 2,400 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Robert Franks, tough defense help Cougars hold off Cal Poly

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

As a lead that had reached 31 points melted to 12 late in the second half, it highlighted what a different team Washington State is without Robert Franks on the floor. But the Cougars drew the line there and held off Cal Poly for an 84-70 win Monday, which put a spotlight, as well, on what coach Ernie Kent believes is a special defensive unit.

Rams outlast Chiefs in record-setting encounter

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a 54-51 victory on Monday night in a high-octane NFL offensive showdown that somehow surpassed the hype.

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