These Bulldogs may not have athletic big men like Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris, but they are deeper, have more ways to score and have been through the grinder that comes with facing their opponents’ best shot every night.
No. 11 Gonzaga relieved the frustrations of its first loss with its highest scoring game of the year. Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs cruised to an easy 113-81 win over Division II Chaminade on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.
Too many fouls and not enough rebounds led to Gonzaga’s first loss of the season in a nationally televised upset by unranked Dayton. Kevin Pangos fouled out in the final minute after scoring 27 points and nearly saving the 11th-ranked Bulldogs from an 84-79 defeat Monday night in the first round of the Maui Invitational.