The No. 5 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs visit Chiles Center in Portland, Oregon on Saturday to play the Portland Pilots. The Bulldogs improved to 17-2 on the season following a 73-55 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday. Zach Norvell Jr. led the Bulldogs with 17 points and Gonzaga used a stingy defense for their eighth straight win since losing two straight.
Portland fell to 7-12 on the season following a 76-55 loss to San Diego on Thursday. The Pilots trailed but 10 at the half and were outscored 23-7 after cutting the lead to eight points and never threatened again. Marcus Shaver Jr. led the Pilots with 21 points.
Rui Hachimura leads Gonzaga in scoring with an average of 20.2 points per game. Brandon Clarke is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Josh Perkins is leading the Bulldogs in assists with an average of 6.4 per game. Gonzaga is shooting 52.6% from the field and 37.0% from 3-point territory.
Marcus Shaver Jr. leads the Pilots in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. Theo Akwuba is the team leader in rebounds with an average of 5.2 per game, while JoJo Walker leads the team in assists with an average of 3.5 per game. Portland is shooting 42.9% from the field and 33.7% from 3-point territory.