Gonzaga uses second half surge to knock off USF 71-54

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That was really bad and then got really good.
If ever there was a game that was a tale of two halves, it was this one, as the Gonzaga Bulldogs flipped the switch after halftime to extend their conference winning streak with a 71-54 win over the San Francisco Dons.

Killian Tillie returned to the lineup to deliver a team-high 22 points (10-13 FG) and 9 rebounds. Filip Petrusev finished strong with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ryan Woolridge stuffed the box score with 12 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 5 steals (and 5 turnovers), and Corey Kispert rounded out the double figure scoring with 11 points thanks to a three-ball in the dying seconds of the game that put the cherry on top of a big second half for Gonzaga.

Charles Minlend scored 22 for USF, and Khalil Shabazz posted 13 points with 6 steals. Jimbo Lull grabbed 14 rebounds.

Even with Tillie back in action, the first half saw Gonzaga repeat its dismal performance at USF three weeks ago. Neither team scored inside the first two minutes of the game, and while the Zags did eventually get on the board, they didn't manage to do it very often en route to 22 first half points. TWENTY-TWO!

Keith Ybanez
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