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No. 12 Zags roll in opener

| November 13, 2010 8:00 PM

SPOKANE (AP) - Steven Gray made five 3-pointers, handed out nine assists and scored 25 points to lead No. 12 Gonzaga to a 117-72 season-opening win over Southern University on Friday night.

Gonzaga had six players score in double figures. Sam Dower scored 15 points, Elias Harris and Mathis Monninghoff added 12 each, Robert Sacre contributed 11 and Kelly Olynyk finished with 10.

Madut Bol led Southern with 12 points, while Julius Ingram, Patrick Coleman and Jameel Grace each scored nine. The Jaguars shot 41.1 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs led 56-30 at halftime and extended the lead to 91-50 with 7:57 remaining. Gonzaga emptied its bench, letting 12 players play in the game. Gonzaga's biggest lead was 48 points.

Gonzaga started slow, holding a 22-20 lead with 9:55 remaining in the first half. But the Bulldogs woke up and went on a 31-7 run over the last 7:45 of the half to take a 56-30 lead.

Gonzaga used its taller lineup to wear down the Jaguars. Gonzaga started two 7-footers, Sacre and Olynyk, and controlled the paint by holding a 57-16 rebounding margin. Gonzaga made 13 of 22 3-pointers and shot 54.2 percent (39 of 71) from the field.

SOUTHERN U. (0-1)

Doggett 3-8 0-0 6, Ingram 4-6 0-0 9, White 2-5 0-0 5, Grace 2-5 3-4 9, Sanford 2-8 0-0 6, Davis 1-4 0-0 3, F. Coleman 0-1 1-2 1, Celestin 2-6 1-3 6, Tatum 0-1 4-5 4, Webb 0-1 0-0 0, P. Coleman 3-5 0-0 9, Chase 0-1 2-5 2, Bol 5-7 1-1 12. Totals 24-58 12-20 72.

GONZAGA (1-0)

Olynyk 4-7 2-3 10, Harris 5-8 1-1 12, Sacre 4-8 3-4 11, Goodson 1-2 0-0 2, Gray 8-12 4-5 25, Carter 1-4 0-0 3, Arop 4-12 0-1 9, Stockton 1-2 4-4 7, Monninghoff 4-4 0-0 12, Keita 2-3 1-2 5, Hart 0-1 2-2 2, Dower 5-9 9-11 19. Totals 39-72 26-33 117.

Halftime_Gonzaga 56-30. 3-Point Goals_Southern U. 12-31 (P. Coleman 3-5, Grace 2-2, Sanford 2-8, Bol 1-1, Ingram 1-2, White 1-3, Davis 1-4, Celestin 1-5, Webb 0-1), Gonzaga 13-22 (Gray 5-8, Monninghoff 4-4, Harris 1-1, Stockton 1-2, Carter 1-2, Arop 1-3, Keita 0-1, Hart 0-1). Fouled Out_F. Coleman, Doggett. Rebounds_Southern U. 16 (F. Coleman 3), Gonzaga 57 (Olynyk 9). Assists_Southern U. 15 (Grace 4), Gonzaga 26 (Gray 9). Total Fouls_Southern U. 22, Gonzaga 21. A_6,000.

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