RECORD: 13-7 overall, 3-2 WCC
COMING UP: Tonight vs. Saint Mary’s (ESPN2), 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. San Diego (KHQ) 5 p.m.
OUTLOOK: For one of the few times in their run to 10 straight WCC titles, the Bulldogs are in pursuit mode. They’re tied for third, two games behind Saint Mary’s (17-3, 5-0). The Gaels, No. 24 in the coaches poll, are one of the best shooting teams in the country, paced by guards Mickey McConnell (14.6 points, WCC-best 6.5 assists) and Matthew Dellavedova (13.2 points, 5.9 assists), and forwards Rob Jones (14 points, 7.3 rebounds) and Mitchell Young (10 points, WCC-leading 63.6 percent FG). San Diego (4-16, 0-5) is struggling under ex-GU assistant coach Billy Grier. Guard Darian Norris averages a team-high 11.2 points. Matt Dorr (Mt. Spokane, CCS) averages 8.5.