Bulldog Men Bounce Vandals 92-42
Nov. 25, 2000
SPOKANE, Wash. - Casey Calvary scored 27 points, one shy of his career high, as Gonzaga University's men's basketball team remained undefeated in three outings with a 92-42 blasting of the University of Idaho Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 4,000 in The Kennel.
With Calvary scoring 21 of his points in the first half, the Bulldogs left little doubt about the outcome in racing to a 54-19 halftime lead. Calvary made 9-of-12 shots in the half and finished 12-of-16 from the field.
Gonzaga shot 60.9 percent from the field in the game after a blistering 67.6 percent in the first half. The Bulldogs were still shy of the single-game school record for field goal percentage of 71.8 percent set against Saint Mary's College in 1996. The record for field goal percentage in a half is 80.0 percent against the University of San Francisco in 1988.
With the 50-point victory, the Bulldogs missed by one of equalling the largest winning margin in school history. Gonzaga defeated both Eastern Washington University and Whitman College by 51 points, and have a pair of 50-point wins over Whitworth College and Carroll College. The 50-point win was the largest ever for the Bulldogs over the Vandals.
The Bulldogs defeated Idaho for the seventh time in the last eight meetings, and won for the sixth straight time in The Kennel against Idaho.
Chris Monroe came off the bench for 10 points to lead the Vandals (2-2). Idaho shot 30.4 percent from the field for the game, and made just 4-of-17 shots from 3-point range. Gonzaga was 8-of-16 from long range.
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few got plenty of minutes off his bench for the second time in three games this season. Six reserves saw double-digit minutes.
The game was the final tuneup for the Bulldogs prior to heading to the University of Arizona for a Wednesday matchup. The Wildcats, ranked No. 1 by Associated Press and No. 2 by ESPN/USA TODAY last week, dropped a 72-69 decision to Purdue University in the Wooden Classic in Indianapolis, IN. The Wildcats had just returned to the mainland after winning the Maui Invitational.
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