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Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 91-74 victory over the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Key moment

Gonzaga put together a 19-3 burst early in the second half to erase Arizona’s 50-37 lead. Zach Norvell Jr. had a steal and dunk, Brandon Clarke nailed a 3-pointer and Norvell capped it with seven straight points.

Offensive MVP

Numerous candidates with Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins and Clarke, but we’re going with Norvell. The sophomore wing couldn’t connect in the first half, but he found the range in the second for the umpteenth time in his career. He hit three 3s and scored 17 of his 20 points to help fuel GU’s comeback.

Defensive MVP

Clarke will probably frequent this space often this season. He helped limit Arizona’s inside trio of Chase Jeter (three points), Ira Lee (seven) and Ryan Luther (zero). Clarke swatted four shots, two during Gonzaga’s 19-3 spurt in the second half.

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