Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Gonzaga Basketball
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 94-81 victory over the Tar Heels

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Offensive MVP

Corey Kispert came up two points shy of his career high, but his 26-point effort against UNC could easily be considered the finest game of his career. Kispert drilled five 3-pointers, including his last four, and hit 10 of 12 field-goal attempts. He had 16 points at intermission as GU took a 44-37 lead.

Defensive MVP

Kispert deserves mention here, but we’ll go with Joel Ayayi. The 6-foot-5 sophomore admitted to losing track of shooters a few times, but he filled the stat sheet again with a team-high three steals, 10 rebounds, 11 points and six assists. The 10 rebounds were especially important against UNC, one of the top rebounding teams in the nation. No other Zag had more than four boards.

Key moment

Gonzaga seemed poised to pull away on a couple of occasions, but got serious about it in the second half. GU’s 14-point lead late in the first half was down to 44-39 when Filip Petrusev worked inside for a three-point play and Kispert drilled yet another 3-pointer. The Zags’ 16-3 run extended their lead to 60-42.

Follow along with the Zags

Subscribe to our Gonzaga Basketball newsletter to stay up with the latest news.


Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)
Sponsored

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.