Gonzaga men's basketball wraps up non-conference action, hosting CSU Bakersfield at 6 p.m. Monday night at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Rui Hachimura needed only to look into the crowd to find extra motivation Monday. The junior forward’s mom, sister and mom’s friend traveled from Japan to watch Hachimura’s last two games.
Oh, the Bulldogs might well win the West Coast Conference four or five games clear of the field, and could even run the table. When an opponent has their full attention, they’re certainly that good – and will be even better once Killian Tillie and Geno Crandall return to the rotation.
This one was supposed to be different than Gonzaga’s recent three consecutive home nonconference routs. Tighter, more competitive. And for a while, the Zags’ New Year’s Eve matchup with Cal State Bakersfield was.
Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 89-54 victory over Cal State Bakersfield at the McCarthey Athletic Center
Rui Hachimura scored 22 points and Jeremy Jones notched a double-double as seventh-ranked Gonzaga raced past Cal State Bakersfield 89-54 on Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.