The No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Portland Pilots 73-52 on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. Here are the three keys to the Zags’ win:
Portland had managed to hang with the Zags until Killian Tillie drained a 3-pointer just over midway through the second half. Following his 3-point shot, Nigel Williams-Goss hit two free-throws as they ignited an 18-3 run for the Bulldogs. GU jumped ahead 67-42 following the run.
Offensive player of the game
Wiliams-Goss led the Zags in scoring with 15 points. The do-it-all point guard made 8-of-10 free throws and three field goals before exiting the game in the second half with what he described as a hip injury.
Defensive player of the game
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