VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Portland falls 71-49 to No. 8 Gonzaga

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland is simply not at the same level as Gonzaga.

Advertisement
That fact was accepted by the Pilots on Thursday night when they lost 71-49 to the 8th-ranked Bulldogs.

``We were not in a position to beat the 8th-best team in the country, but there's no shame in that,'' Pilots coach Eric Reveno said.

Seven-foot center Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and eight rebounds in Gonzaga's eighth straight win. The West Coast Conference's leading scorer got into early foul trouble against the Pilots after two straight games with more than 30 points, scoring just one basket in the first half.

Kevin Pangos added 14 points, including four 3-pointers for Gonzaga (17-1, 4-0 WCC), as the Bulldogs extended the best start in school history.

``When you look at the balance they demonstrated tonight, they're as good as any team you would have in the conversation,'' Reveno said, saying that Portland's opponent was the best Gonzaga team he's seen.

Kevin Bailey had 16 points for the Pilots (8-11, 1-3) who trailed by as many as 21 points and dropped their 19th straight game in the series with the Zags.

The Bulldogs have not lost since falling 85-74 to then-No. 13 Illinois on Dec. 8 in Spokane. They were coming off an 83-78 victory over St. Mary's on Saturday, which pulled them up a spot in the AP Top 25, the team's highest ranking since Dec. 22, 2008, when they were No. 7.

The Pilots were coming off a 68-64 victory over Loyola Marymount last Saturday in Los Angeles. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.

Three consecutive 3-pointers and a layup from Pangos put Gonzaga up 14-2 early at the sold-out Chiles Center.

But Portland closed in, coming within 16-10 after David Ahern's jumper. Ahern, a freshman walk-on from Northern California, was playing in just his second game for the Pilots. Portland starting point guard Davis Carr is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee in a loss to Pepperdine on Jan. 5.

Guy Landry Edi made a 3-pointer that put the Bulldogs up 23-10 midway through the first half.

But the Pilots closed in again, pulling to 31-26 after Ryan Nicholas' 3-pointer and Bailey's running jumper. It was as close as Portland could come, and the Zags led 36-26 at halftime.

Pangos led all first-half scorers with 11 points, including his three 3-pointers, and Gonzaga was 8 of 15 from beyond the arc.

Gonzaga began to pull away in the second half, going ahead 51-36 after Elias Harris had consecutive dunks. The Pilots simply couldn't match the taller and faster Zags.

``Keeping up your energy covering their inside guys and shooter isn't easy. I think at times our energy went down and they stayed straight,'' Bailey said.

Olynyk's dunk gave Gonzaga a 58-44 lead with just more than 9 minutes left. Edi dunked for the final margin.

Portland's last victory over Gonzaga came in 2003, when the Pilots won 72-68 in Spokane.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Williams: Top 25 Betting Recap
News: 2017 Wooden Award Odds
Brooks' 3 leads Oregon past Cal 68-65
Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts 'Cuse past Duke
UNC stretches ACC lead, tops 'Ville by 11
Butler rallies on road to stun Villanova
Kansas routs TCU, clinches Big 12 title
UCLA at Arizona tops Pac-12 this week
Gophers beat Terps for 6th straight win
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
9-0 Run, 17-2 L19 CBK Streak
12-2 L14, 31-11 Run, 19-7 G-Plays
6-0 Run, 15-6 L6 Sat., +2,186 TY
7-4 Yesterday, +2,351 Totals TY
5-2 Last 7 CBK Guarantees
14-6 L20 NCAA BK G-Plays
4-1 L5 G-Plays, 17-9 L6 Days
2-0 Saturday, 10-2 Totals TY
4-1 Last 5 CBK Picks
5-2 Last 7 Totals, +1,567 TY
8-4 Over/Unders This Season
3-1 Last 4 Selections
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - NCAA Tournament
2016 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 4740
Scott Rickenbach + 2186
Zack Cimini + 1743
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1145
Joe Williams + 807
Zack Cimini + 700
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Zack Cimini 61 %
Scott Rickenbach 58 %
Don Anthony 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 1297
Zack Cimini + 668
Bill Marzano + 518
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2351
Bruce Marshall + 1341
Micah Roberts + 988
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1936
NeiltheGreek + 1411
Kevin Rogers + 1119
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership