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Zags ground Pilots again

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis, left,  and  forward Kyle Wiltjer, right,  compete for a rebound with Portland guard Alec Wintering  during the first half Saturday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis, left, and forward Kyle Wiltjer, right, compete for a rebound with Portland guard Alec Wintering during the first half Saturday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

We've got you covered, even with the 9:30 p.m. start. Gonzaga pounded Portland again, 92-67, late Saturday night, an outcome that looked similar to a 92-66 win over the Pilots on Feb. 11.

Here's my game story, John Blanchette's column and Colin Mulvany's photo gallery.

However, GU's victory came at a cost, the possible loss of reserve center Ryan Edwards, who hurt his right knee in the first half and was hobbling after the game. The Zags will evaluate Edwards' condition today and Monday, but it seems the 7-1 sophomore would have to make a rapid recovery to play Monday night in the semifinals against BYU.

That leaves Gonzaga with standouts Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer as the only Zags taller than 6-5, the listed height of Kyle Dranginis and Bryan Alberts. Those two bigs figure to play even heavier minutes than usual against the aggressive, physical Cougars.

Game stories from BYU's win over Santa ClaraSaint Mary's victory over LMU and Pepperdine's win over San Francisco.

I'll post a GU-BYU preview later today.

 

 



Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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