ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Abdullahi Kuso had 19 points and 10 rebounds Saturday night as 14th-ranked Gonzaga beat Virginia Tech 82-64 for third place in the Great Alaska Shootout tournament. Kuso was strong in the paint all night, scoring from underneath the basket and blocking three shots.
With Gonzaga leading 41-33, Micah Downs, Matt Bouldin and Jeremy Pargo scored in a 7-0 run to extend the advantage to 15 points.
The Hokies closed to 61-51 on a pair of 3-pointers, but could get no closer.
Bouldin scored 20 points and shot 6-for-8 from 3-point range for Gonzaga. Pargo finished with 10 points and had 13 assists.