On what was supposed to be Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan's big debut, it was just the same old Zags tonight against the San Francisco Dons. It was reported earlier in the week that the talented guard had a foot injury that would sideline him for a few weeks so Mark Few was forced to wait a bit to unveil his latest weapon. That turned out to be ok as the Bulldogs completely waxed the visiting San Francisco Dons at the McCarthey Athletic Center tonight.
The Dons kept it close for the first half as they were able to hit enough deep shots to only trail by 10 at halftime. Then, the second half rolled around and the Bulldogs really began to impose their will. Most notably, it was the Zags' performance from beyond the arc that was on full display. Kevin Pangos was 5-8 from deep and Kyle Wiltjer was 3-5 from long range as they ran USF right out of the gym. Przemek Karnowski continued his strong play with a 16 point effort, shooting 7-10 from the floor.
While the Dons made seven three point attempts, they still shot around 40% from the floor as the Gonzaga defense continues to look very impressive this season. With performances like tonight on their home floor, it is going to be very difficult for any WCC foe to come in and challenge Gonzaga.