Gonzaga men win in San Francisco
Sam Dower Jr. scored 24 points and Gonzaga made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:31 to hold off San Francisco 75-65.
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO – Sam Dower Jr. scored 24 points and Gonzaga made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:31 to hold off San Francisco 75-65 Saturday night.
The victory gave the West Coast Conference-leading Zags (20-3, 10-1) some breathing room between themselves and the second place Dons (14-9, 7-4), whom Gonzaga beat 69-41 during the first round of conference play Dec. 30.
Junior guard Gary Bell Jr., a Kentridge High School graduate, finished with 13 points for the Zags, who shot 38.8 percent for the game. They came into the game shooting 51.1 percent from the field, second in the nation.
Bell made 2 of 3 three-point attempts. The remainder of the Gonzaga players combined to go 1 for 13 on three-pointers.
Przemek Karnowski , a 7-foot-1 sophomore center from Poland, added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Zags.
Avry Holmes led San Francisco with 18 points.