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Dower, Zags Close Out Road Trip With USF Win

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The Gonzaga men's basketball team celebrates after defeating San Francisco on Saturday night. The Gonzaga men's basketball team celebrates after defeating San Francisco on Saturday night.
Led by senior center Sam Dower's 24 points the Gonzaga University men's basketball team will head back to Spokane, Wash. on a winning note, defeating San Francisco 75-65 on Saturday, Feb.1. 

Dower also nabbed 6 rebounds to go with his game-high 24 points. The Zags (20-3, 10-1 West Coast Conference) were able to dominate the points in the paint with Dower and Sophomore center Przemek Karnowski. Karnowski added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in oft interrupted playing time after receiving a cutth--at wouldn't stop bleeding on the court--on his face early in the first half when he and teammate Kyle Dranginis collided going up for a board.

The Dons (14-9, 7-4 West Coast Conference) were led by Avery Holmes' 18 points. Despite the loss, San Francisco will remain in second place, behind Gonzaga, in the WCC standings.
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