Sam Dower Jr. scored 18 points and Kevin Pangos made the game’s final shot, as Gonzaga narrowly beat San Diego for the 11th straight time, 59-56, on Thursday night. Pangos finished with 11 points for Gonzaga (17-3, 7-1 West Coast Conference) and Przemek Karnowski added 12 points, eight coming late in the second half. Johnny Dee scored 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting for San Diego (11-10, 2-6). Christopher Anderson, averaging 10.6 points per game, finished with six points and missed a contested three-pointer at the buzzer. Gary Bell Jr.’s second basket of the night was a big one, a three-pointer to push Gonzaga’s lead to 47-42. Bell played 11 minutes in the first half, in his first game action since breaking his right hand against Santa Clara on Dec. 28, spending a good bit of his time guarding Lee. “I just didn’t want to force anything. I just tried to make simple plays and get my feet under me again,” Bell said. “They’ve been playing real well without me, so I didn’t want to ... get us out of sync.” With San Diego in possession at its end with 8 seconds left, down three, Bell was on Dee, but guard Anderson took the last three, missing it.
Gonzaga pulls out victory over San Diego
Seattle Times | Jan 24