The Gonzaga Bulldogs hit the road on Saturday to take on the Xavier Musketeers. The Bulldogs were able to take a lead at the half and hang on for the eventual 72-65 win to improve to an overall record of 11-2. They handed Xavier just their second home loss of the season.
The Bulldogs led 35-31 at the half thanks to strong play by a deep bench. Their leading scorer was Sam Dower, who picked up a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Elias Harris also had a strong game, finishing with 12 points and six rebounds. Guard Kevin Pangos recorded 32 minutes on the floor, picking up 13 points and seven assists despite going just 3-for-10 on field goal attempts.
Gonzaga's next game will be their second in WCC conference play, as they host the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday, January 5.
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