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Gonzaga Takes Over 2nd Place With 70-53 Win Over Dons

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Marquise Carter scored 18 points - one game after a setting a career-high with 20 - as Gonzaga beat San Francisco 70-53 on Saturday night. Steven Gray led Gonzaga (19-9, 9-3 West Coast Conference) with 19 points and Elias Harris added 14. The Bulldogs shot 53.8 percent in the second half and had 16 assists on 28 made baskets.

San Francisco (14-13, 8-4) only had one player finish in double figures, as Michael Williams had 13 points. The Dons made just 20 of 53 shots. Gonzaga made its first eight shots of the second half, including five 3-pointers, extending its two-point halftime lead to 55-39. The Bulldogs' first miss came at the 13:59 mark, when Gray couldn't get his baseline jumper to fall. Carter made 3 of 3 shots from behind the arc during the 21-7 run.

The victory gives Gonzaga sole possession of second place in the WCC standings, one game behind first-place Saint Mary's.

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