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WCC basketball: Gonzaga rebounds from first loss to win quarterfinal game

WCC basketball: Gonzaga rebounds from first loss to win quarterfinal game

Jordan Matthews scored 22 points, Nigel Williams-Goss added 20 and No. 4 Gonzaga recovered from its first loss of the season and a sluggish first half to beat Pacific, 82-50, on Saturday night in the West Coast Conference quarterfinals.

Playing a week after a stunning home defeat to Brigham Young ended their hopes for a perfect season, the Bulldogs (30-1) couldn't shake the Tigers (11-22) until Matthews keyed an 18-4 spurt to start the second half.

Matthews had a steal, three-point play and made a three-pointer to put top-seeded Gonzaga ahead 45-29. The Bulldogs, who have won 12 straight WCC Ttournament games, will play Santa Clara in a Monday semifinal. The Broncos beat San...

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