Gonzaga-Alabama State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Hornets
Nov. 5, 2019 Updated Tue., Nov. 5, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.
Junior wing Corey Kispert had his most productive night as a Zag. He scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Kispert had a pair of crowd-pleasing dunks but he did most of his damage with pure, spot-up jumpers beyond the arc.
Senior point guard Ryan Woolridge gets the nod on a night when Gonzaga’s defense endured numerous breakdowns. Woolridge had two steals and did a nice job staying in front of Hornets’ backcourt players. He wasn’t assigned to guard Hornets’ guard Jacoby Ross, who struck for four 3-pointers and a team-high 16 points.
Kispert had nine points in Gonzaga’s 15-0 run that opened up a 25-point lead with 12:09 remaining. The junior wing brought the crowd to its feet with a soaring, two-handed jam after a Hornets’ turnover. He followed that with a layup and a 3-pointer.
Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after he dunked the ball and forced a timeout by Alabama State during the second half of a college basketball game on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga won the game 95-64. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
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