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Gonzaga ready for NIT after rout of Texas-San Antonio

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Derek Raivio scored 21 points as Gonzaga routed Texas-San Antonio 92-48 to extend its home winning streak to 42, the longest in the nation. Gonzaga (4-0) will travel to New York City on Wednesday to play Number 2 North Carolina (3-0) in the semifinals of the N-I-T Season Tip-Off.

Texas-San Antonio (1-3) was paced by junior college transfer Isaiah Allen, who scored 22.

Junior college transfer Abdullahi Kuso scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Gonzaga, which gave its bench players a lot of minutes. Josh Heytvelt added 10 points.

The game was a blowout early and the Roadrunners never got closer than 17 points in the second half. Gonzaga dominated the rebounding by a 49-26 margin.

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS (4-0; 0-0 West Coast)*
G -   2
Jeremy Pargo, 6-2, 219, So., Chicago, IL
       (9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals)
G -   5
Derek Raivio, 6-3, 177, Sr., Vancouver, WA
       (16.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals)
G -   4
Pierre Marie Altidor-Cespedes, 6-0, 182, Jr., Montreal, Quebec
       (9.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals)
F -  42
Josh Heytvelt, 6-11, 238, So., Clarkston, WA
       (17.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks)
F -  32
Sean Mallon, 6-9, 223, Sr., Spokane, WA
      (10.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.8 assists, 0.3 steals)
HEAD COACH: 
Mark Few (University of Oregon, 1987)
GONZAGA RECORD:  192-41 (8th year - 18th at GU)  CAREER RECORD:  Same


No. 2 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (3-0; 0-0 Atlantic Coast)
G -  2 Wayne Ellington, 6-4, 195, Fr., Wynnewood, PA
      (14.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.3 assists, 0.7 steals)
G -  4 Bobby Frasor, 6-3, 208, So., Blue Island, IL
      (3.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals)
F -  50 Tyler Hansbrough, 6-9, 245, So., Poplar Bluff, MO
      (22.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals,)
F -   3 Reyshawn Terry, 6-8, 232, Sr., Winston-Salem, NC
      (10.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals, 1.7 blocks)
F -  34 Brandan Wright, 6-9, 205, Fr., Nashville, TN
       (14.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks)
HEAD COACH:  Roy Williams (North Carolina, 1972)
UNC RECORD:  78-23 (4th year)  CAREER RECORD:  496-124 (19th year)
GAMES PRIOR TO GONZAGA:  None


*www.gozags.com

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