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Gonzaga-Santa Clara: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 91-48 victory over the Broncos

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

By Justin Reed The Spokesman-Review

Key moment

An obvious choice would be Killian Tillie and Geno Crandall checking in after missing nine and six weeks, respectively. But the highlight play of the season happened toward the end of the first half when Josh Perkins tossed up an alley-oop off the backboard to Brandon Clarke, who flushed it home.

Offensive MVP

From the opening tip, Rui Hachimura made it apparent he was going to make it a long night for the Broncos. He scored 10 of the first 13 points, finished with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and hit 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. He consistently bullied his way into the paint.

Defensive MVP

Leave it to Clarke to get the block party started for himself. His first block came 45 seconds into the game and he finished with five. He added a team-high six rebounds and two steals.

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