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GU-UW: 3 keys to Gonzaga’s 98-71 win

Offensive Player of the Game

Playing against his former team, Nigel Williams-Goss shot 69 percent in the Zags’ 98-71 win over UW. Williams-Goss finished with 23 points, shooting 9 for 13 from the field, 1 for 2 on 3-pointers, and 4 for 4 on free throws. He also had a layup during the Bulldogs’ 22-2 run in the first half.

Key moment

Johnathan Williams had a dunk three minutes into the game which ignited a 22-2 run by the Zags. At the 11:42 mark, the Bulldogs had already jumped out to a 27-6 lead. In this span, Jordan Mathews had three 3-pointers, a jump shot and a free throw. Mathews had 12 points in the first eight minutes of the game, while the Huskies had only combined for six points as a team. When the Zags reached 27 points on Wednesday night, they were shooting 84.6 percent as a team.

Defensive Player of the Game

Silas Melson and Nigel Williams-Goss split time guarding the Huskies’ star freshman Markelle Fultz. They held Fultz to 25 points, and only six points in the first half. Williams-Goss also pulled down five rebounds in the Zags’ win Wednesday night.

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