The No. 3 Gonzaga Bulldogs entertain the San Diego Toreros on Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center, with eyes on the No. 1 spot in the nation.
University High product Brett Bailey has had a breakout senior season, leading San Diego in scoring (17.4), rebounding (7.0) and steals (0.75). The 6-foot-6 forward has more than doubled his 6.9 scoring average from last season.
Bailey is part of a three-forward starting unit with Juwan Gray and Cameron Neubauer. While the Toreros don’t have anybody close to the size of GU’s 7-foot-1 center Przemek Karnowski, the Zags’ three-guard alignment means a guard could be called on to defend the taller Bailey, who gets to the free-throw line nearly seven times per game.
Bailey is hoping for better results in his hometown. He’s scored just six points on 3-of-16 shooting in three career games at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
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