Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Gonzaga 94, Alberta 53

The Bears knocked down their first 5 three-pointers and led 22-21 however then Gonzaga went on a 50-11 run bridging the end of the first half and the beginning of the second to run away with the win. BOX SCORE

Zags roll past Alberta from The Spokesman-Review share

Gonzaga sophomore center Robert Sacre’s point guard in high school was on the opposing team. One of Sacre’s coaches in Canada, Greg Francis, was calling plays on the opposite bench. GU freshman wing Manny Arop estimated he knew 10 of University of Alberta’s players from his days north of the border. Two were teammates on Canada’s junior national team.

“I think I played against three of those guys and (Alberta’s) Scott (Leigh) helped us win a provincial championship,” Sacre said. “I played for Coach Francis on many national team things. It was weird, but it was great.”

And it was competitive for most of the first half, but the Bulldogs clamped down defensively and ran away from the Golden Bears for a 94-53 exhibition victory Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs utilized 15 players, 13 scored and nobody played more than 21 minutes.

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From Gonzaga site

Few Likes What He Sees In 94-53 Exhibition Victory

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few came away with a pretty good feeling about his team following Monday's 94-53 exhibition rout of the University of Alberta in front of a sold out McCarthey Athletic Center crowd.

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