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Portland upsets No. 22 Gonzaga 82-73

Gonzaga coach Mark Few watches his team during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 66-48. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Isaac Brekken

Portland upsets No. 22 Gonzaga 82-73

ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bryce Pressley had 16 points and nine assists and scrappy Portland upset No. 22 Gonzaga 82-73 on Thursday night, snapping a 20-game losing streak in the series between the two teams.

The loss also snapped the Bulldogs’ 22-game winning streak in West Coast Conference games.

Gonzaga (14-3, 4-1) had won four straight to open the conference season after a 72-62 loss to Kansas State on Dec. 21. However, the Pilots (10-7, 2-3) were determined from the start, stretching their lead to 17 points in the second half.

Alec Wintering had 14 points for the Pilots and Kevin Bailey added 13.

Sam Dower led Gonzaga with 14 points off the bench.

 

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