Gonzaga 66, San Francisco 52

The Sports Xchange
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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Kelly Olynyk led a balanced Gonzaga scoring effort with 13 points in the
10th-ranked Bulldogs' 66-52 win over over San Francisco on Saturday night.
Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (19-2, 6-0 West Coast
Conference). Kevin Pangos added 11 points, all in the first half.
Chris Adams led San Francisco (9-12, 2-6) with nine points. Two nights after Gonzaga held
WCC scoring leader Ty Haws to one point in a win over BYU, the Bulldogs held San Francisco
scoring leader Cole Dickerson scoreless.
Gonzaga outshot San Francisco 44.8 percent-39.2 percent from the field and outscored the
Dons 26-16 in the paint. Gonzaga forced 17 turnovers and made only nine of their own. Olynyk
grabbed eight rebounds to help Gonzaga build a 37-33 advantage on the boards.
The Dons trailed 21-19 before Gonzaga went on a 22-2 run during the final 8:16 of the
first half. Hot 3-point shooting kept USF in the game early, but cold shooting and turnovers
doomed the young Dons when Gonzaga pulled away.
USF wound up shooting 31.8 percent from the field in the first half, compared to a
scorching 58.1 percent for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs sank 6 of 12 from 3-point range in the
opening half and also dominated down low, outscoring USF 20-2 in the paint in the irst 20
minutes.
NOTES: Mark Few is closing in on his 14th consecutive 20-win season as Gonzaga's head
coach. He has between 23 and 29 wins during each of his 13 full seasons. Few is tied with
Utah State's Stew Morrill (a former Gonzaga player and assistant coach) and Texas' Rick
Barnes for the fifth-longest active string of 20-win seasons in NCAA Division I men's
basketball. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski leads with 16, followed by Syracuse's Jim Boeheim with 15
and Florida's Billy Donovan and Kansas' Bill Self with 14. ... The game was part of Coaches
vs. Cancer Week in the region. Few, Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and their wives have
helped raise approximately $6 million for Coaches vs. Cancer since 2002. Gonzaga players
wore warm-up T-shirts with "Believe" printed on the front that were sold at the game to
support Coaches vs. Cancer. ... Redshirt freshman wing Kyle Dranginis made his first start
for Gonzaga. He replaced senior defensive specialist Mike Hart. Dranginis scored 30 points
Nov. 29 against NAIA Lewis-Clark State.