Gonzaga difference makers: Rasir Bolton, Chet Holmgren lead rout over Pacific
Feb. 10, 2022 Updated Thu., Feb. 10, 2022 at 10:07 p.m.
The senior torched Pacific’s defense with four 3-pointers and 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting. The Iowa State transfer’s previous season high was 17 points vs. Tarleton State. He scored 29 vs. Florida A&M in a 2019 game. The 6-foot-2 guard added four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 24 minutes.
The freshman center produced another strong effort, particularly as Gonzaga was constructing an 18-point halftime advantage. The 7-footer was 2 of 2 inside the arc and 2 of 2 on 3-pointers while scoring 12 first-half points. He finished with 14 points and six rebounds in just 23 minutes. He’s reached double figures in nine straight games.
Gonzaga steadily built on its lead throughout, but a 12-2 run early in the first half put Pacific in a 22-8 hole. Holmgren started it with a field goal, Julian Strawther added a 3-pointer and putback and Andrew Nembhard capped it with another 3. Pacific trailed by at least 11 points the rest of the way.
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