RECORD: 9-4 overall, 0-0 WCC
COMING UP: Saturday vs. Portland, 5 p.m.
OUTLOOK: Gonzaga, which has won outright or shared eight consecutive WCC titles, opens conference play against Portland, which appears to be on an upswing under third-year coach Eric Reveno. The Pilots (9-6) have equaled the win total of each of Reveno’s first two seasons and they boast victories over Washington and Nevada. Nik Raivio, younger brother of ex-Zag Derek Raivio, leads four players averaging double figures at 16.2 points. Returners Robin Smeulders (12.9) and Jared Stohl (10.5) and junior college transfer guard T.J. Campbell (10.1) help fuel a balanced attack. The Pilots, winners of four of their last five, are 7-4 in games decided by six points or less but 2-5 on the road.
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