(1090 The Fan) — A hot-shooting Gonzaga team beat Pacific comfortably, 86-64 Saturday night in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Bulldogs shot 67.5 percent from the field for the game and nearly 80 percent (76.9) from 3-point range (10-for-13) against the Tigers. Drew Barham and Kevin Pangos each scored 16 points, David Stockton had 15 points and five assists to propel the Zags offense. Barham finished 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Gonzaga (14-2, 4-0) jumped out to a 29-11 lead after the first nine minutes and cruised from there thanks to its hot-shooting guards. Despite a better second half from the Tigers, the Bulldogs won their 22nd consecutive West Coast Conference game, a streak that spans three seasons.
The Zags also got good production from the front court. Center Przemek Karnowski, the 7-foot-1 Poland native, had nine points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Sam Dower Jr. who played more extensively for Gonzaga as he works his way back from a back injury, added 13 points and seven rebounds.
Pacific (9-5, 0-3) got going in the second half thanks to 27 points from its bench. Reserve forward David Taylor who had 10 and Aaron Short added six points and five rebounds. Despite their efforts, the Tigers still shot just 31 percent from the field, less than half what Gonzaga shot.
Gonzaga will travel to Portland to play the Pilots on Thursday.
-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan
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