Zags to Face Pacific on Final Road Trip of the Season


The Gonzaga Bulldogs are set to head on one, final road trip during the regular season.  On Thursday, February 19 the Zags will take on the Pacific Tigers.

The last time these two teams faced each other, Gonzaga came out on top 91-60.  This lopsided loss was nothing new for the Tigers who are 2-12 in conference play this season.  The Tigers are currently on a seven game losing streak.  This is unfortunate since when Pacific was added to the West Coast Conference two years ago they had a promising team and it looked like they would make the conference better.  This has not been the case so far as they have been bottom dwellers in the conference.  This season has been especially tough for the Tigers as they are 10-16 overall.

Jan 24, 2015; Spokane, WA, USA; Pacific Tigers guard Dulani Robinson (5) shoots the ball as Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Dustin Triano (55) defends during the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 91-60. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

One bright spot for Pacific is sophomore guard, T.J. Wallace.  He leads the team in points per game, averaging 13.4 points per game.  He also leads the team in rebounds per game with 5.7.  Junior guard, Dulani Robinson is second in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per game.  He leads the team in assists with 2.7 per game.  Despite this success from the guards, I think that Gonzaga will have no problem shutting them down.

For the Zags it is a question of who will have a big night.  Anyone on the roster could go off at any given time.  Currently, Gary Bell Jr. is in a bit of a shooting slump.  He is due to get back on track and have a big game.  Kyle Wiltjer has been consistently having big games and I see no reason for that to stop.  Kevin Pangos recently had a strong outing and this could easily happen again.  It is also possible that the Zags distribute the scoring fairly evenly as they have in the past.  No matter how it happens I expect the Zags to win big as they prepare to March.  This is the time for them to fine-tune the little things before things get more serious.

The game is at 8 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on KHQ in Spokane.