Another Lopsided Win for Men's Basketball, 90-60
Jan. 20, 2000
MORAGA, Calif. - Gonzaga University's men's basketball team posted its third straight lopsided West Coast Conference victory Thursday with a 90-60 win over Saint Mary's College at McKeon Pavilion.
The Bulldogs (13-5, 3-0) have won their first three conference outings by 26, 30 and 30 points in winning their fifth-straight game overall. Gonzaga scored 90 or more points for the fourth straight game, and is averaging 98.5 ppg over its last four outings. Saint Mary's (6-10, 1-2) was playing its fourth straight game without 7-3 center Brad Millard. It was announced Wednesday that Millard will miss at least 10-14 days with a right foot injury. He missed one game with the flu, a second game for disciplinary reasons and missed last week's WCC openers with a sore foot.
After leading 19-14 in the first half, the Bulldogs ran off 13 straight points for a 32-14 advantage. After Saint Mary's cut the gap to 32-18, the Bulldogs got 3-pointers from Matt Santangelo and Richie Frahm in a 10-2 run to open a 42-20 advantage on the way to a 44-24 halftime lead.
Gonzaga started the second half where it left off in the opening 20 minutes, opening a 30-point lead at the 13:38 mark. SMC went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to 21, but the Bulldgos again pulled away and head coach Mark Few cleared the bench with 5:00 remaining.
Casey Calvary paced the Bulldogs with 20 points, one shy of his career high set last Saturday in Gonzaga's 97-67 win over Santa Clara University. Santangelo contributed 15 points, 13 in the first half. Frahm scored 14 points and Mark Spink came off the bench for 10 points, his third double-digit effort in the last four games.
Jesse Bond, brother of former Gonzaga player Jason Bond, and Seth Dahle each had 12 for the Gaels. Dahle led all rebounders with 10, and Gonzaga was led by the career-high 9 rebounds of Mike Nilson.
The Bulldogs hit 32-of-64 shots from the field for 50.0 percent, Gonzaga's fourth straight game of 50.0 percent or better from the field. It was also the fourth straight game the Bulldogs have made 30 or more field goals, including a season-high 37 twice. Gonzaga was 7-of-22 from 3-point range and 19-for-28 from the free throw line.
The Gales were 23-for-66 from the field for 34.8 percent, 5-17 from 3-point range for 29.4 percent and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Saint Mary's was just 1-of-7 from long range in the second half after making just one 2-pointer in its first five field goals in the game's first 14:00.
Gonzaga will face the University of San Diego, an 83-56 winner Thursday over the Univesity of Portland, in a 3 p.m. television matinee Saturday at the USD Sports Center. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Net on most Pacific Northwest affiliates, on FOX Sports West2 in southern California and on Channel 4 in San Diego.
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