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GONZAGA BULLDOGS

RECORD: 16-4 overall, 7-0 WCC

COMING UP: Today at Portland, 8 p.m.; Saturday vs. Memphis at the Arena, 6 p.m.

OUTLOOK: The Pilots have won six straight, all but one by at least 14 points, since falling 67-50 to Gonzaga on Jan. 10. A Portland victory would create a first-place tie while a Gonzaga win would give the Bulldogs a two-game bulge in the WCC standings. Portland is 10-1 at home, the lone loss to Eastern Washington in early December. The Pilots rank seventh nationally in 3-point accuracy (40.6 percent). Nik Raivio, younger brother of ex-Bulldog Derek Raivio, averages 16.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Gonzaga has won 11 straight in the series. No. 14 Memphis, riding a 13-game winning streak, has defeated Gonzaga each of the last three seasons.

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