Rui Hachimura finished with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Gonzaga outlasted San Diego 79-67 on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.
Win big, as the Zags have done in most WCC contests and skeptics rail about the shortcomings of the conference. Win close, and the Zags gets an earful for allowing a lesser team to hang around.
Isaiah Pineiro, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, torched the Zags for a career-high-tying 30 points two weeks ago.
The third-ranked Zags rode another big scoring night from forward tandem Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke to a hard-fought 73-60 victory Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-60 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion
Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off the rim instead of finding the net.
Rui Hachimura scored 22 points and No. 3 Gonzaga used a late surge to top Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.
Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.
We like to mix it up here at key matchup headquarters when Gonzaga faces a WCC rematch, but that’s not happening with Loyola Marymount.
The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.
Gonzaga forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura have been named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team and they’re among 30 candidates for the Naismith player of the year.