December 12, 2009 in Sports

Gonzaga wins without Bouldin

Associated Press
 
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Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is fouled by Davidson forward Dan Nelms, behind, as Davidson guard JP Kuhlman, right, looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in Seattle.
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Freshman Elias Harris scored a season-high 27 points and No. 21 Gonzaga overcame the absence of leading scorer Matt Bouldin to beat Davidson 103-91 on Saturday night at the KeyArena in the Battle of Seattle.

Robert Sacre dominated the smaller Wildcats inside with a career-best 23 points and the Bulldogs (8-2) won for the first time in four tries in their annual game across the state in Seattle.

Bouldin sat out three days after he was cracked just below the temple by an opponent’s forehead and said he was knocked out briefly early in a win over Division III Augustana of Illinois on Wednesday.

Freshman Jake Cohen scored 16 points and Brendan McKillop had 15 on five 3-pointers for Davidson (2-7), which was 85-20 in three seasons with sharpshooter Stephen Curry before he left a year early for the NBA last summer.

Read more about Gonzaga’s game against Davidson at Sportlink.

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